Definition of one-time in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌntʌɪm/


1Former: a one-time actor
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  • The one-time Rangers youth player rose well to meet Sheridan's corner from the right, but his effort came back off the bar.
  • The former Manchester vicar and one-time Eton chaplain has consistently declined to comment on the allegations against him.
  • United and City legend Denis, a one-time European Footballer of the Year, had surgery just over a year ago for prostate cancer.
2Relating to a single occasion: a one-time charge
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  • Efforts to streamline the tax structure by means of a single tax system and one-time payment are a welcome move.
  • Finally, after speaking to her manager she was able to get approval to make a one-time charge.
  • The problem is that GAAP includes a lot of noncash charges and one-time expenses.


(one time) West Indian All at once; immediately: he does eat six roti one time
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  • This meant sheep were all sold at the one time in a glut, leading to lower prices.
  • Cigarette light up one time.

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