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. Woody Allen:

    Is sex dirty? Only if you do it right.

  2. Fran Lebowitz:

    Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

  3. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    An atheist has value only if this person is perfectly ethical.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    We can set for ourselves a bright future only if we switch off our past.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Small is beautiful only if it soulful and heart-touching to the noble minds.

Images & Illustrations of only if

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