• (mathematics) Multiplied by one: indicating that a number is multiplied by one.

    "Once three is three."

  • (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."

  • (frequency) One and only one time.

    "I have only once eaten pizza."

  • As soon as.


  • As soon as; when; after.

    "Once you have obtained the elven bow, return to the troll bridge and trade it for the sleeping potion."

  • "We'll get a move on once we find the damn car keys!"

    "Once he is married, he will be able to claim the inheritance."

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