What does only if mean?

Definitions for only if

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word only if.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. only, only if, only when(adverb)

    never except when

    "call me only if your cold gets worse"


  1. only if(Conjunction)

    Not unless; used to introduce a necessary condition.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of only if in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of only if in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jane Goodall:

    Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    That’s exactly why Congress wants to impose it, triggering it only if Iran doesn’t agree to give up its nukes.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The tram can run over you only if you are on the tram way! The darkness can run over you only if you are on the ignorance way!

  4. Jeff Yang:

    It's a term whose claws should and can be removed, but only if we have an honest and open discussion about what it means to be American, and why a nation of immigrants remains so hostile toward those who are newly arrived.

  5. Bill McKibben:

    The only bright point is that, as the study authors say, they haven't factored in the plummeting cost of solar power, that's the one way out we still might take -- but only if our governments take full advantage of the breakthroughs our engineers have produced.

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