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onetime

adjective one·time \ ˈwən-ˈtīm \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of onetime

1 : former, sometime
  • a onetime actor
2 : occurring only once : one-shot

Examples of onetime in a Sentence

  1. a onetime actor now turned singer

  2. with any luck, that was a onetime mistake

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First Known Use of onetime

1850

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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onetime

adverb

Definition of onetime

Examples of onetime in a Sentence

  1. an athlete who onetime competed in marathons on a regular basis

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First Known Use of onetime

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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onetime Synonyms

Synonyms

erstwhile, formerly, once;

Near Antonyms

lately, recently;

currently, now, presently;


ONETIME Defined for English Language Learners

onetime

Definition of onetime for English Language Learners

  • : having been someone or something specified in the past

  • : done or happening only once


ONETIME Defined for Kids

onetime

adjective one·time \ ˈwən-ˌtīm \

Definition of onetime for Students

: former The onetime champ spoke to our group.


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