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only

  

      adj   prenominal  
1    the. being single or very few in number  
the only men left in town were too old to bear arms     
2    (of a child) having no siblings  
3    unique by virtue of being superior to anything else; peerless  
4    one and only  
a    adj   incomparable; unique  
b    as n   the object of all one's love  
you are my one and only     
      adv  
5    without anyone or anything else being included; alone  
you have one choice only, only a genius can do that     
6    merely or just  
it's only Henry     
7    no more or no greater than  
we met only an hour ago     
8      (Irish)   (intensifier)  
she was only marvellous, it was only dreadful     
9    used in conditional clauses introduced by if to emphasize the impossibility of the condition ever being fulfilled  
if I had only known, this would never have happened     
10    not earlier than; not...until  
I only found out yesterday     
11    if only or if...only   an expression used to introduce a wish, esp. one felt to be unrealizable  
12    only if   never...except when  
13    only too  
a    (intensifier)  
he was only too pleased to help     
b    most regrettably (esp. in the phrase only too true)  
      sentence connector  
14    but; however: used to introduce an exception or condition  
play outside: only don't go into the street     
     (Old English anlic, from an one + -lic -ly2)  
In informal English, only is often used as a sentence connector: I would have phoned you, only I didn't know your number. This use should be avoided in formal writing: I would have phoned you if I'd known your number. In formal speech and writing, only is placed directly before the word or words that it modifies: she could interview only three applicants in the morning. In all but the most formal contexts, however, it is generally regarded as acceptable to put only before the verb: she could only interview three applicants in the morning. Care must be taken not to create ambiguity, esp. in written English, in which intonation will not, as it does in speech, help to show to which item in the sentence only applies. A sentence such as she only drinks tea in the afternoon is capable of two interpretations and is therefore better rephrased either as she drinks only tea in the afternoon (i.e. no other drink) or she drinks tea only in the afternoon (i.e. at no other time)  


only-begotten  
      adj  
Archaic   (of a child) being the only offspring of its father  
Diccionario de inglés definición  
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only

  
1   
      adv   at most, barely, exclusively, just, merely, purely, simply  
2   
      adj   exclusive, individual, lone, one and only, single, sole, solitary, unique  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
adj.
[med.] of or relating to the medical consideration of the whole person in the treatment of a disease, not only physically but also taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms
Ex: That clinic offers a holistic medecine approach to treat both the body and the mind sometimes even using practises from eastern traditions such as meditation or acupuncture.
adj.
[philos.] of or relating to a doctrine of holism ; characterized by the approach that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole
Ex: The lecturer emphasized the need for a holistic approach to fisheries
n.
a person whose diet consists principally, if not only, of locally grown or produced food
Ex: Having concerns about ecological issues I became a locavore even if I have to make concessions for staples such as coffee, tea, salt or sugar which are difficult to find close to home
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
exp.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
exp.
Expression used to mean that you have provided fingerprints for all your fingers, thumbs included (i.e. 10 fingers), as opposed to having provided only two fingerprints.
[US];[Adm.] US gov. upon Visa requirement: "Have you been ten-printed?"
n.
law of evolution, only the fittest survive, the ones that can adapt
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
exp.
when you act it has more impact that when you speak only
id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession
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