Once

Definition of Once

Pronunciation: wŭns
n.1.(Zool.) The ounce.
adv.1.For one time; by limitation to the number one; not twice nor any number of times more than one.
Ye shall . . . go round about the city once.
- Josh. vi. 3.
Trees that bear mast are fruitful but once in two years.
- Bacon.
2.At some one period of time; - used indefinitely.
My soul had once some foolish fondness for thee.
- Addison.
That court which we shall once govern.
- Bp. Hall.
3.At any one time; - often nearly equivalent to ever, if ever, or whenever; as, once kindled, it may not be quenched.
Wilt thou not be made clean? When shall it once be?
- Jer. xiii. 27.
To be once in doubt
Is once to be resolved.
- Shak.
At once
a - At the same point of time; immediately; without delay.
b - At one and the same time; simultaneously; in one body; as, they all moved at once.
- Shak.
Once and again
once and once more; repeatedly.
- Milton.

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