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adverb sole·ly \ˈsō(l)-lē\

Simple Definition of solely

  • : without anything or anyone else involved

  • : only or just

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of solely

  1. 1 :  without another :  singly <went solely on her way>

  2. 2 :  to the exclusion of all else <done solely for money>

Examples of solely in a sentence

  1. His rank was based solely on merit.

  2. You will be held solely responsible for any damage.

  3. She did not write solely for money.



15th Century

First Known Use of solely

15th century

Rhymes with solely


SOLELY Defined for Kids

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adverb sole·ly \ˈsōl-lē\

Definition of solely for Students

  1. 1 :  without another involved :  alone <The decision is solely yours.>

  2. 2 :  2only 2 <Sort the blocks solely by color.>





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