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on·ly

only

 
pronunciation:
on li
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, conjunction
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: as the sole instance.
Only you understand me.
synonyms:
just, solely
similar words:
exclusively
definition 2: at least; just.
If only you would realize my situation.
synonyms:
at least, just
similar words:
but, merely, simply
definition 3: as a final outcome.
He will only hurt himself by doing it.
synonyms:
eventually, ultimately
definition 4: at as recent a time as.
Only last week did I learn the truth.
synonyms:
just
similar words:
barely
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: sole or exclusive; being without others.
the only one alive
synonyms:
sole
similar words:
alone, exclusive, individual, lone, single, solitary, unique, unparalleled
definition 2: without a brother or sister.
an only child
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition: except that; but.
I would have gone, only she didn't want me to.
synonyms:
but, except