Once in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is once a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word once is a Scrabble US word. The word once is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is once a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word once is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Valid words made from Once

You can make 11 words from 'once' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'once'

CONE 6ONCE 6

3 letters words from 'once'

CON 5ECO 5
EON 3ONE 3

2 letters words from 'once'

EN 2NE 2
NO 2OE 2
ON 2 

All 4 letters words made out of once

once noce ocne cone ncoe cnoe onec noec oenc eonc neoc enoc ocen coen oecn eocn ceon econ nceo cneo neco enco ceno ecno

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word once. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in once.

Definitions and meaning of once

once

Etymology

From Middle English ones (genitive of on (one) used adverbally), from Old English ānes (of one), genitive of ān (one). Compare Old Saxon ēnes (once), Old High German einēst (once) (German einst). More at one (including regarding the development of the pronunciation) and -s.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: wŭn(t)s, IPA(key): /wʌn(t)s/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /wʌn(t)s/, /wɒn(t)s/
  • (US) IPA(key): /wʌn(t)s/
  • Rhymes: -ʌns

Adverb

once (not comparable)

  1. (frequency) One and only one time.
  2. (temporal location) Formerly; during some period in the past.
  3. (mathematics) Multiplied by one: indicating that a number is multiplied by one.
  4. As soon as.
  5. (obsolete) At a future time.
    • (Can we date this quote by Bishop Joseph Hall and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?) Contemplations.
      The wisdom of God thought fit to acquaint David with that court which we shall once govern.

Synonyms

  • (one time): See Thesaurus:once
  • (formerly): See Thesaurus:formerly

Coordinate terms

  • (one time): twice, thrice, often, never, seldom
  • (formerly): yesterday, tomorrow

Derived terms

  • Christmas comes but once a year
  • once-in-a-lifetime

Translations

See also

  • at once
  • once again, once more
  • once and for all
  • once in a blue moon
  • once in a while
  • once removed
  • once upon a time

Conjunction

once

  1. As soon as; when; after.
    We'll get a move on once we find the damn car keys!
    Once you have obtained the elven bow, return to the troll bridge and trade it for the sleeping potion.
    Once he is married, he will be able to claim the inheritance.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Coen, Cone, Econ., Noce, ceno-, coen-, cone, cœn-, econ, econ.

Aragonese

Alternative forms

  • onze

Etymology

From Latin ūndecim.

Numeral

once

  1. eleven

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin ūndecim.

Numeral

once (indeclinable)

  1. eleven

Derived terms

  • oncenu

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔ̃s/

Etymology 1

From Latin uncia.

Noun

once f (plural onces)

  1. ounce (avoirdupois ounce)
  2. (figuratively, by extension) a little bit

Etymology 2

From Old French lonce which became l'once (la + once), itself from Vulgar Latin *luncea, from Latin lynx, ultimately from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx), or possibly borrowed from Italian lonza.

Noun

once f (plural onces)

  1. snow leopard

Anagrams

  • cône, noce

Further reading

  • “once” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin uncia.

Noun

once f (plural oncis)

  1. ounce

Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese onze, from Latin ūndecim.

Pronunciation

Numeral

once (indeclinable)

  1. eleven

Italian

Noun

once f

  1. plural of oncia

Anagrams

  • ceno, cenò, noce

Middle English

Adverb

once

  1. Alternative form of ones

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • onze (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /ˈonθe/, [ˈõn̟θe]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /ˈonse/, [ˈõnse]

Etymology 1

From Old Spanish onze, ondze, from Latin ūndecim.

Numeral

once

  1. eleven
Derived terms
  • onceno
Descendants
  • Cebuano: onse
  • Tagalog: onse

Etymology 2

Snacks were typically taken at 11 am.

Noun

once f (plural onces)

  1. (Latin America) elevenses, snack (bread with tea or coffee)

Further reading

  • “once” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • one time.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)