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"

Wiktionary

  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

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce solely?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say solely in sign language?

  1. solely

Numerology

  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. Greg Flynn:

    The bottom line is that while we have been beyond accommodating to all involved parties, we truly believe that the way this matter was handled is due solely to the Mayor’s unwarranted bias against our restaurant brand.

  2. John Von Neumann:

    The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.

  3. Border Protection chief Mark Morgan:

    Those individuals who do make it to the United States that don't have travel documents... we're going to apply discretion on a case-by-case basis. We're not going to deny somebody solely because they don't have travel documents.

  4. Seattle Seahawks:

    Many folks today have called this an incident of racial-bias policing, that police officers focused solely on the race of the individual that they were going to stop. I can tell you as I stand here today, I see no evidence of that.

  5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    I hope that no American ... will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.

Images & Illustrations of solely

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