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Definitions of once

  1. One time; at once, together; immediately; as, do not all speak at once; do it at once. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. One time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. One time; the same time; at once, at the same point of time; immediately; once and again, at repeated times; repeatedly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. A species of wild-cat-see ounce. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. on one occasion; "once I ran into her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. By limitation to the number one; for one time; not twice nor any number of times more than one. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. At some one period of time; - used indefinitely. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. At any one time; - often nearly equivalent to ever, if ever, or whenever; as, once kindled, it may not be quenched. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. At one time; formerly; as, once upon a time; this was once my home; one time only; as, read it over once; at any time; ever; as, if once they lose heart, their cause will be lost. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A single time: at a former time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. One time; formerly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. One time, but no more; a single time; all at one time; formerly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. At one time; a single time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for once

  1. I knew him at once and thought, oh! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Once for all, tell me what this is all about. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
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