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Meaning of "only" in Essential English Dictionary

only

adjective   /ˈəʊnli/
A1 used to mean that there are no others: This could be our only chance. You’re the only person here I know.
Translations of “only”
in Arabic وَحيد…
in Korean 유일한…
in Malaysian tunggal…
in French unique, seul…
in Turkish yegâne, bir tek, yalnızca…
in Italian unico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 唯一的, 僅有的…
in Russian единственный…
in Polish jedyny…
in Vietnamese chỉ…
in Spanish único…
in Portuguese único…
in Thai ที่เป็นลูกโทน…
in German einzig…
in Catalan únic…
in Japanese 唯一の…
in Indonesian satu-satunya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 唯一的, 仅有的…
(Definition of only adjective from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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