['əʊnli]     ['oʊnli]    
  • adv. 只有;仅仅;刚刚
  • adj. 最好的;唯一的;出众的
  • conj. 但是;除非;然而;毕竟



adv. (副词)
  1. 不料,反而,结果却
  2. 只,只有,仅仅
  3. 才,刚刚
  4. 只能
  5. 仅在…情况下
  6. 只不过
  7. 仅…而已
  8. 愈加
  9. 竟然
adj. (形容词)
  1. 最好的,独一无二的
  2. 唯一的
  3. 仅有的,区区
  4. 最适当的,最合适的
  5. 无可匹敌的
  6. 独生的
conj. (连词)
  1. 不过,但是,可是
  2. 要不是,除非,若非
  3. 除了...
n. (名词)
  1. 独生子女


adj. (形容词)
  1. [A]唯一的,仅有的 with no others in the same group or of the same type
  2. [A]最好的,独一无二的 the best
adv. (副词)
  1. 只有,才 nothing more than; with no one or nothing else added or included
conj. (连词)
  1. 〈非正〉 只是,但是 except that; but


  1. being the only one; single and isolated from others;

    "the lone doctor in the entire county"
    "a lonesome pine"
    "an only child"
    "the sole heir"
    "the sole example"
    "a solitary instance of cowardice"
    "a solitary speck in the sky"

  2. exclusive of anyone or anything else;

    "she alone believed him"
    "cannot live by bread alone"
    "I'll have this car and this car only"

  1. 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. 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 privilege granted only to him"

  3. with nevertheless the final result;

    "He arrived only to find his wife dead"
    "We won only to lose again in the next round"

  4. in the final outcome;

    "These news will only make you more upset"

  5. except that;

    "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"

  6. never except when;

    "call me only if your cold gets worse"

  7. as recently as;

    "I spoke to him only an hour ago"



用作副词 (adv.)
  1. This colt is only two months old.
  2. He had only a few coppers with him.
  3. You're only a child in his eyes.
  4. This is only an exercise in composition.
  5. His hair became gray when he was only forty.
  6. The news only reached me a moment ago.
用作形容词 (adj.)
  1. She says Italy is the only place to go for a holiday.
  2. Our only resort is to inform the police.
  3. He is the only survivor of the plane crash.
  4. Aubert was not only an artist of versatility, but he was also an outstanding sculptor.
用作连词 (conj.)
  1. The book is likely to be useful, only it's rather expensive.
  2. Only bad weather can defeat us now.
  3. The merchandise is well made,only we can't use it.
  4. I can't possibly do that;I'm only flesh and blood.


用作副词 (adv.)
If only
    (表示强烈的愿望) 但愿,真希望(expressing a strong wish)
only too
    很,完全,非常very; completely
用作连词 (conj.)
only that
    除了…,只是,要不是因为…except for; but for the fact that



  • I was a delicate boysmy parents' only.

    出自: J. Betjeman
  • The onliest thing to do is to get up and see.

    出自: T. Callender
  • The police novel..permits privacy only to explode and smash privacy.

    出自: G. K. Chesterton
  • If Violet had only kept her mouth shut I could have fixed it.

    出自: Scott Fitzgerald
  • Since he had only two suitcases, he carried them himself.

    出自: G. Vidal
  • He's not only got guts, but sensitivity as well.

    出自: J. Osborne
  • It seems like only yesterday you were down here.

    出自: J. Johnston
  • She had only married him for the hyphen in his name.

    出自: H. Secombe
  • Only a child would ask so many questions.

    出自: J. Simms
  • A cool room which got the morning sun only.

    出自: A. Brookner
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