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ONCE, adv. wuns. [from one.]

1. One time.

Trees that bear mast are fruitful but once in two years.

2. One time, though no more. The mind once tainted with vice is prone to grow worse and worse.

3. At one former time; formerly.

My soul had once some foolish fondness for thee, but hence 'tis gone.

4. At the same point of time; not gradually.

At once the winds arise, the thunders roll.

At once, at the same time; as, they all moved at once; hence, when it refers to two or more, the sense is together, as one.

This hath all its force at once, on the first impression.

Once is used as a noun, when preceded by this or that; as this once, that once.

ONCE, n. ons. A quadruped of the genus Felis, less than the panther, of a whitish gray color. It is found in Africa and Asia, is easily tamed and is employed like a dog in hunting.




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ONCE, adv. wuns. [from one.]

1. One time.

Trees that bear mast are fruitful but once in two years.

2. One time, though no more. The mind once tainted with vice is prone to grow worse and worse.

3. At one former time; formerly.

My soul had once some foolish fondness for thee, but hence 'tis gone.

4. At the same point of time; not gradually.

At once the winds arise, the thunders roll.

At once, at the same time; as, they all moved at once; hence, when it refers to two or more, the sense is together, as one.

This hath all its force at once, on the first impression.

Once is used as a noun, when preceded by this or that; as this once, that once.

ONCE, n. ons. A quadruped of the genus Felis, less than the panther, of a whitish gray color. It is found in Africa and Asia, is easily tamed and is employed like a dog in hunting.


ONCE, adv. [wuns; from one. So D. eens, from een, and G. einst, from ein, one.]

  1. One time. Trees that bear mast are fruitful but once in two years. Bacon.
  2. One time, though no more. The mind once tainted with vice, is prone to grow worse and worse.
  3. At one former time; formerly. My soul had once some foolish fondness for thee, / But hence 'tis gone. Addison.
  4. At the same point of time; not gradually. At once the winds arise, / The thunders roll. Dryden. At once, at the same time; as, they all moved at once; hence, when it refers to two or more, the sense is, together, as one. This hath all its force at once, on the first impression. Atterbury. Once is used as a noun, when preceded by this or that; as, this once, that once.

ONCE, n. [ons; Fr.]

Felis Uncia, a digitigrade carnivorous mammal, of the cat kind. It has a long tail and a whitish body covered with irregular simple black spots. It inhabits Persia.


Once
  1. The ounce.
  2. By limitation to the number one; for one time; 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    * Once is used as a noun when preceded by this or that; as, this once, that once. It is also sometimes used elliptically, like an adjective, for once- existing. "The once province of Britain." J. N. Pomeroy.

    At once. (a) At the same point of time; immediately; without delay. "Stand not upon the order of your going, but go at once." Shak. "I . . . withdrew at once and altogether." Jeffrey. (b) At one and the same time; simultaneously; in one body; as, they all moved at once. -- Once and again, once and once more; repeatedly. "A dove sent forth once and again, to spy." Milton.

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Once

ONCE, adverb wuns. [from one.]

1. One time.

Trees that bear mast are fruitful but once in two years.

2. One time, though no more. The mind once tainted with vice is prone to grow worse and worse.

3. At one former time; formerly.

My soul had once some foolish fondness for thee, but hence 'tis gone.

4. At the same point of time; not gradually.

At once the winds arise, the thunders roll.

At once at the same time; as, they all moved at once; hence, when it refers to two or more, the sense is together, as one.

This hath all its force at once on the first impression.

ONCE is used as a noun, when preceded by this or that; as this once that once

ONCE, noun ons. A quadruped of the genus Felis, less than the panther, of a whitish gray color. It is found in Africa and Asia, is easily tamed and is employed like a dog in hunting.

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