Definitions for oncewʌns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
at one time in the past; formerly:
a once powerful nation.
a single time:
We eat out once a week.
even a single time; at any time; ever:
if the facts once become known.
by a single step, degree, or grade:
a cousin once removed.
(n.)a single occasion; one time only:
Once is enough.
(conj.)if or when at any time; if ever.
whenever; as soon as:
Once you're finished, you can leave.
the once and future king.
Idioms for once:
at once, at the same time; simultaneously. immediately; promptly.
once in a while,at intervals; occasionally.
Origin of once:
bef. 1150; ME ones, OE ānes, orig. gen. of ānone
once, one time, in one case(adverb)
on one occasion
"once I ran into her"
as soon as
"once we are home, we can rest"
once, formerly, at one time, erstwhile, erst(adverb)
at a previous time
"at one time he loved her"; "her erstwhile writing"; "she was a dancer once";
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
I've only been there once.; once a day/week/month
at a time in the past
We were happy here once.
at the same time
Then several buses came all at once.
You must leave at once.
indicates sth does not usually happen
It'd be nice if you could make dinner for once.
another time or as usual
Once again it was me who had to clean up.
sometimes, but not often
I drink beer every once in a while.
as soon as
He'll feel happier once he's met everyone.
One and only one time.
I have only once eaten pizza.
Formerly; during some period in the past.
multiplied by one: indicating that a number is multiplied by one
once three is three.
As soon as; when; after.
Origin: From ones (genitive of on used adverbally), from anes, genitive of an. Compare enes, einest. More at one, -s.
Translations for once
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a single time
He did it once; If I could see her once again I would be happy.
- een keerAfrikaans
- uma vezPortuguese (BR)
- én gangDanish
- μια φοράGreek
- una vezSpanish
- ükskord, ühekorragaEstonian
- une foisFrench
- פַּעַם אַחַדHebrew
- एक बारHindi
- í eitt skiptiIcelandic
- una voltaItalian
- 한 번Korean
- (vieną) kartąLithuanian
- vienreiz;  vienu reiziLatvian
- en gangNorwegian
- يو ځلىPashto
- uma vezPortuguese
- o datăRomanian
- один раз, однаждыRussian
- en gångSwedish
- bir kez/defaTurkish
- 一次Chinese (Trad.)
- раз, один разUkrainian
- ايک بارUrdu
- một lầnVietnamese
- 一次Chinese (Simp.)
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