1. adverb
    and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
  2. adverb
    without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a
  3. adverb
    with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"
  4. adverb
    in the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset"
  5. adverb
    as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
  6. adverb
    except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"
  7. adverb
    never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse"
  8. adjective
    exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I``ll have this car and this car only"