What does solely mean?

Definitions for solely
ˈsoʊl lisole·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word solely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entirely, exclusively, solely, alone, only(adverb)

    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"


  1. solely(Adverb)

    Alone; exclusively.

    The new chef was solely responsible for attending the grill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solely(adverb)

    singly; alone; only; without another; as, to rest a cause solely one argument; to rely solelyn one's own strength

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  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'solely' in Adverbs Frequency: #328

How to pronounce solely?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say solely in sign language?

  1. solely


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solely in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of solely in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The beauty is solely in the sole, but a person who finds it on the face or any other body part has either a dusty mind or a dusky heart and is oneself not beautiful.

  2. Judge Garaufis ':

    This interaction between the( MasterCard) settlement and the( Amex) settlement agreement illustrates why Friedman's apparent collaboration with Keila Ravelo is so troubling, friedman's ability to be a zealous advocate for the class was compromised by his collaboration with counsel for MasterCard, an entity with interests divergent to those of the class ; there is reason to be concerned that he was not acting solely in the class's interests when he, teamed with Keila Ravelo, engaged in settlement negotiations and decision-making.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Everyone can insightfully learn from the best and the biggest school called life's experience that the woman, barring some rare exceptions, loves none but only one person i.e herself solely.

  4. Doron Nir:

    Long-term success is not going to hinge solely on securing a couple of big names, a streaming platform's success comes from a community that's cultivated from many creators creating a lot of content over a lot of time.

  5. Todd Allen:

    You have taught me that we are not bound together solely by our nationality, language, religion, culture, race, social or economic status, we are bound by our humanity.

Images & Illustrations of solely

  1. solelysolelysolelysolelysolely

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • فقطArabic
  • pouze, výhradně, výlučně, jediněCzech
  • ausschließlich, nur, einzig und alleinGerman
  • εξ ολοκλήρου, απλώς, αποκλειστικά, μόνοGreek
  • soleEsperanto
  • exclusivamente, solamente, únicamenteSpanish
  • uniquement, exclusivement, seulementFrench
  • केवलHindi
  • bareNorwegian
  • толькоRussian
  • முற்றிலும்Tamil

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