not just/only/merely

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not just/only/merely

: something more than
  • It is not just/only/merely a novel; it is a literary classic.

Word by Word Definitions

just play
  1. : having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : reasonable

  2. : conforming to a standard of correctness : proper

  3. : faithful to an original

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : very recently

  3. : by a very small margin : barely

  1. : archaic variant of joust

only play
  1. : unquestionably the best : peerless

  2. : alone in a class or category : sole

  3. : having no brother or sister

  1. : as a single fact or instance and nothing more or different : merely

  2. : solely, exclusively

  3. : at the very least

  1. : with the restriction that : but

  2. : and yet : however

  3. : were it not that : except

mere play merely
  1. : an expanse of standing (see 1standing 2) water : lake, pool

  1. : boundary

  1. : having no admixture (see admixture 2) : pure

  2. : being nothing less than : absolute

  3. : being nothing more than

  1. : part : segment


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