One`-sid"ed-ly, adv. One`- sid"ed*ness, n.
(On*ethe") adv. Scarcely. See Unnethe. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(On"go`ing) n. The act of going forward; progress; (pl.) affairs; business; current events.
The common ongoings of this our commonplace world, and everyday life.Prof. Wilson.
(On"guent) n. [F.] An unguent.
(On"-hang`er) n. A hanger- on.
Onion fish (Zoöl.), the grenadier. Onion fly (Zoöl.) a dipterous insect whose larva feeds upon the
onion; especially, Anthomyia ceparum and Ortalis flexa. Welsh onion. (Bot.) See Cibol. Wild
onion (Bot.), a name given to several species of the genus Allium.
(On"ion) n. [F. ognon, fr. L. unio oneness, unity, a single large pearl, an onion. See One, Union.]
(Bot.) A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium having a strong-flavored bulb and long hollow leaves; also,
its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. The name is often extended to other species of the
(O*ni`ro*crit`ic) a. See Oneirocritic.
(On"li*ness) n. The state of being alone. [Obs.]
(On*loft") adv. Aloft; above ground. [Obs.]
She kept her father's life onloft.Chaucer.
(On"-look`er) n. A looker- on.
(On"-look`ing), a. Looking on or forward.
(On"ly) a. [OE. only, anly, onlich, AS. anlic, i.e., onelike. See One, and Like, a.]
1. One alone; single; as, the only man present; his only occupation.
2. Alone in its class; by itself; not associated with others of the same class or kind; as, an only child.
3. Hence, figuratively: Alone, by reason of superiority; preëminent; chief. "Motley's the only wear." Shak.
(On"ly) adv. [See Only, a.]
1. In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone; simply; merely; barely.
And to be loved himself, needs only to be known.Dryden.
2. So and no otherwise; no other than; exclusively; solely; wholly. "She being only wicked." Beau. & Fl.
Every imagination . . . of his heart was only evil.Gen. vi. 5.
3. Singly; without more; as, only- begotten.
4. Above all others; particularly. [Obs.]
His most only elected mistress.Marston.