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";
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.
Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles is a Spanish foundation founded on December 13, 1938 to raise funds to provide services for the blind and people with serious visual impairment. Although it is overseen by a board of patrons made up of representatives from various Spanish ministries, it does enjoy a certain amount of freedom of movement in the day-to-day running of its activities, and its general council is democratically elected from among its members. In June 2006, membership of the organization was 66,851 people, of whom 40% were over the age of 65. Between them, the three pillars of the ONCE — the Directorate-General, the Foundation and CEOSA, ONCE's business corporation — employ over 40,000 blind, visually impaired or sighted staff, as well as people with other disabilities.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ons, n. Same as Ounce, the animal.
wuns, adv. a single time: at a former time: at any time or circumstances.—n. one time.—Once and again, more than once: repeatedly; Once for all, once only and not again; Once in a way, on one occasion only: very rarely.—At once, without delay: alike: at the same time; For once, on one occasion only. [A.S. ánes, orig. gen. of án, one, used as adv.]
What does ONCE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ONCE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'once' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #510
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'once' in Written Corpus Frequency: #648
Rank popularity for the word 'once' in Adverbs Frequency: #72
The numerical value of once in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of once in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Almost all of these attacks have been prevented, but as the IRA once boasted, the terrorists only have to be lucky once.
Once we reach that understanding, once this hysteria is out, once this fear-mongering is out, then we can have a deal, and a deal that is not going to hurt anybody.
A Belgian motorist was complaining that his turn signal had been defective and was going :"once it worked!, once it didn't work!, once it worked!, once it didn't work!, once it...."
Once there was The People - Terror gave it birth Once there was The People, and it made a hell of earth Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, oh, ye slain Once there was The People - it shall never be again
Once there was The People - Terror gave it birth; Once there was The People, and it made a hell of earth! Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, oh, ye slain! Once there was The People - it shall never be again!
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- مرة, مرةًArabic
- раз, адзі́н раз, адно́йчыBelarusian
- kentre maBreton
- jednou, kdysiCzech
- engang, når først, bare, en gang, så snartDanish
- einmal, früher, sobald, alsGerman
- μόλις, άλλοτε, παλιάGreek
- unufoje, iamaEsperanto
- antiguamente, una vez que, anteriormenteSpanish
- یکبار, یک بارPersian
- kerta, kunhanFinnish
- jadis, aussitôt que, une fois, autrefois, dès queFrench
- uaireiginScottish Gaelic
- einu sinniIcelandic
- un tempoItalian
- かつて, 以前, 一度, 一回, 一遍Japanese
- ერთხელ, როგორც კიGeorgian
- eemolLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- sekali, dahulu, sebaik sahajaMalay
- én gang, bare, på et tidspunktNorwegian
- eens, ooit, zodra, een keer, eenmaalDutch
- eingong, berreNorwegian Nynorsk
- så snart, med det førsteNorwegian
- wcześniej, jeden raz, razPolish
- uma vez, outrora, tão logoPortuguese
- ранее, один раз, раньше, однажды, как только, когда-тоRussian
- једа̀нпӯт, не̏када, јѐдно̄м, nȅkada, jèdnōm, jedànpūtSerbo-Croatian
- ênkrat, nekóčSlovene
- en gång, för ut, förut, så snart som, tidigareSwedish
- раз, оди́н разUkrainian
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