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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Once  \Once\,  adv  [OE.  ones,  anes,  an  adverbial  form  fr  one 
  on  an  one  See  {One-},  {-Wards}.] 
  1.  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. 
  2.  At  some  one  period  of  time;  --  used  indefinitely. 
  My  soul  had  once  some  foolish  fondness  for  thee. 
  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 
  Wilt  thou  not  be  made  clean?  When  shall  it  once  be? 
  --Jer.  xiii. 
  To  be  once  in  doubt  Is  once  to  be  resolved.  --Shak. 
  Note:  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ounce  \Ounce\,  n.  [F.  once;  cf  It  lonza  Sp  onza;  prob.  for 
  lonce,  taken  as  l'once,  fr  L.  lynx,  Gr  ?,  or  an  (assumed) 
  fem.  adj  lyncea,  from  lynx.  Cf  {Lynx}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  feline  quadruped  ({Felis  irbis,  or  uncia})  resembling  the 
  leopard  in  size,  and  somewhat  in  color,  but  it  has  longer  and 
  thicker  fur,  which  forms  a  short  mane  on  the  back  The  ounce 
  is  pale  yellowish  gray,  with  irregular  dark  spots  on  the  neck 
  and  limbs,  and  dark  rings  on  the  body.  It  inhabits  the  lofty 
  mountain  ranges  of  Asia.  Called  also  {once}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  belonging  to  some  prior  time;  "erstwhile  friend";  "our 
  former  glory";  "the  once  capital  of  the  state";  "her 
  quondam  lover"  [syn:  {erstwhile(a)},  {former(a)},  {once(a)}, 
  {onetime(a)},  {quondam(a)},  {sometime(a)}] 
  adv  1:  on  one  occasion;  "once  I  ran  into  her"  [syn:  {one  time},  {in 
  one  case}] 
  2:  as  soon  as  "once  we  are  home,  we  can  rest"  [syn:  {when}] 
  3:  at  a  previous  time;  "once  he  loved  her"  [syn:  {formerly},  {at 
  one  time}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  ONCE,  adv  Enough. 

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