once once  /ˈwəns/


  1. (adv) on one occasion
  2. (adv) as soon as
  3. (adv) at a previous time


  1. Areas of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, for example, were once totally free of any snow in summer; now they are covered year round.
  2. Andrew Kissel once lived quite well--his 80-ft.
  3. For her parents, once in love, were no longer.


  1. ComEd Offers Customers Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences in "Coolest Summer Ever" Promotion

    CHICAGO, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the official start to summer only a few days away, ComEd is kicking off the "Coolest Summer Ever," an 11-week social media promotion featuring once-in-a-lifetime ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Once soulful Fitz & the Tantrums conquer club crowd with synth pop

    On Monday, the L.A. pop ensemble will play the sold-out Varsity Theater once again.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. NBA: Once a cast-off, Danny Green shoots way into record books

    San Antonio • Danny Green once wasn’t good enough to be on the same team as LeBron James. Now he’s an NBA Finals record-holder, and a big reason why the MVP’s chances of a second consecutive championship are in serious trouble.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

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anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /