once (not comparable)
- (frequency) One and only one time.
- I have only once eaten pizza.
- (temporal location) Formerly; during some period in the past.
- He was once the most handsome man around. I once had a bicycle just like that one.
- Wang notes that flowers have rooted and grow in the area once covered with ice.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
- (mathematics) Multiplied by one: indicating that a number is multiplied by one.
- Once three is three.
- As soon as.
- (obsolete) At a future time.
- The wisdom of God thought fit to acquaint David with that court which we shall once govern.
- German: einmal
- Portuguese: uma vez
- Russian: оди́н раз
- French: une fois, autrefois, jadis
- German: früher
- Italian: un tempo
- Portuguese: outrora
- Russian: когда́-то
- Spanish: antiguamente, anteriormente, otrora
- As soon as; when; after.
- We'll get a move on once we find the damn car keys!
- Once you have obtained the elven bow, return to the troll bridge and trade it for the sleeping potion.
- Once he is married, he will be able to claim the inheritance.
- French: aussitôt que, dès que, une fois
- German: als, sobald
- Portuguese: assim que, logo após/depois, tão logo
- Russian: как то́лько
- Spanish: tan pronto como, una vez que