at once
phrasal 1. at the same time ; simultaneously 2. immediately 3. both II <
at once funny and sad
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  • At once — Once Once (w[u^]ns), adv. [OE. ones, anes, an adverbial form fr. one, on, an, one. See {One }, { Wards}.] 1. For one time; by limitation to the number one; not twice nor any number of times more than one. [1913 Webster] Ye shall . . . go round… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at once — {adv. phr.} 1. Without delay; right now or right then; immediately. * /Put a burning match next to a piece of paper and it will begin burning at once./ * /Mother called the children to lunch, and Paul came at once, but Brenda stayed in the sand… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at once — {adv. phr.} 1. Without delay; right now or right then; immediately. * /Put a burning match next to a piece of paper and it will begin burning at once./ * /Mother called the children to lunch, and Paul came at once, but Brenda stayed in the sand… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • At once — At At, prep. [AS. [ae]t; akin to OHG. az, Goth., OS., & Icel. at, Sw. [*a]t, Dan. & L. ad.] Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at once — ► at once 1) immediately. 2) simultaneously. Main Entry: ↑once …   English terms dictionary

  • at once — index forthwith, instant, instantly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • at once — 1) immediately Bake for 35 minutes and then serve at once. The women met at a party and became good friends at once. 2) at the same time Kolya, a film from the Czech Republic, is at once extremely funny and sad …   English dictionary

  • at\ once — adv. phr. 1. Without delay; right now or right then; immediately. Put a burning match next to a piece of paper and it will begin burning at once. Mother called the children to lunch, and Paul came at once, but Brenda stayed in the sand pile a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at once — adverb a) At the same time; simultaneously; together; at a time. Can you pat your head and rub your belly at once? b) Immediately; now; right away. He tried to eat four cookies at once …   Wiktionary

  • at once — 1) you must leave at once Syn: immediately, right away, right now, this instant, this second, this minute, this moment, now, straightaway, instantly, directly, forthwith, promptly, without delay, without hesitation, without further ado; quick …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • at once — I. at the same time, simultaneously    You can t do two things at once. You can eat or talk, but not both. II. now, immediately    Your mother said you should come in at once immediately …   English idioms

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