only *****

['əʊnlɪ]
1. adj
solo (-a), unico (-a)

it's the only one left — è l'unico rimasto

your only hope is to hide — la tua unica speranza sta nel nasconderti

you are the only one who can help us — sei l'unico che possa or che può aiutarci

you are not the only one — non sei l'unico

an only child — un (-a) figlio (-a) unico (-a)

the only thing I don't like about it is ... — l'unica cosa che non mi va è...

2. adv
solo, soltanto, solamente

we have only five — ne abbiamo solo cinque

how much was it? — only ten pounds — quanto è costato? — solo dieci sterline

only one choice — una sola possibilità, un'unica scelta

only time will tell — chi vivrà vedrà

I'm only the porter — io sono solo il portinaio

I only touched it — l'ho soltanto toccato

I only took one — ne ho preso soltanto uno

we only want to stay for one night — vorremmo stare solo una notte

only when I ... — solo quando io...

not only A but also B — non solo A ma anche B

I saw her only yesterday — l'ho vista appena ieri

we can only hope — non possiamo far altro che sperare

I'd be only too pleased to help — sarei proprio felice di essere d'aiuto

it's only too true — è proprio vero

only just — appena

I only just passed the exam — ho appena passato l'esame

3. conj
solo che, ma (purtroppo)

I would come, only I'm very busy — verrei volentieri, solo che sono molto occupato


English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Only — «Only» Сингл Nine Inch Nails из альбома With Teeth …   Википедия

  • Only U — UK CD 1 cover Single by Ashanti from the album Concrete Rose …   Wikipedia

  • only — The position of only is one of the major unresolved topics of discussion in English usage. The upshot is that logical position, i.e. association with the word to which only most closely refers, is not always consistent with naturalness, which… …   Modern English usage

  • only — [ōn′lē] adj. [ME < OE anlic < an,ONE + lic, LY1] 1. alone of its or their kind; by itself or by themselves; sole 2. having no siblings [an only child] 3. alone in its or their superiority; best; finest adv …   English World dictionary

  • Only — On ly, adv. [See {Only}, a.] 1. In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely. [1913 Webster] And to be loved himself, needs only to be known. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Only — may refer to: Only (magazine), a Canadian news and entertainment magazine Only (album), an album by Tommy Emmanuel Only (Anthrax song) Only (Nine Inch Nails song) The Only , a song by Static X Jerry Only (born 1959), American punk rock bassist… …   Wikipedia

  • Only — On ly, a. [OE. only, anly, onlich, AS. [=a]nlic, i.e., onelike. See {One}, {and Like}, a.] 1. One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation. [1913 Webster] 2. Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • only — adj & adv Only, alone are often used interchangeably (though alone is not found in the attributive position), but seldom without a slight change in meaning or emphasis. Only is especially appropriate when restriction to what is specified or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • only — ► ADVERB 1) and no one or nothing more besides. 2) no longer ago than. 3) not until. 4) with the negative or unfortunate result that. ► ADJECTIVE 1) alone of its or their kind; single or solitary. 2) alone deserving consideration …   English terms dictionary

  • only — O.E. ænlic, anlic only, unique, solitary, lit. one like, from an one (see ONE (Cf. one)) + lic ly (see LY (Cf. ly) (1)). Distinction of only and alone (now usually in reference to emotional states) is unusual; in many languages the same …   Etymology dictionary

  • Only 4 DJ — Only For DJs Only For DJ’s est un magazine culturel crée en Décembre 1995 dédié aux musiques électroniques et aux événements liés aux acteurs de l’industrie de la musique électronique et de la nuit. Les lecteurs se situent dans la tranche d âge… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.