one-time Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “one-time” in the English Dictionary

"one-time" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈwʌn.taɪm/
a one-time teacher, doctor, cleaner, etc. someone who was a ​teacher, ​doctor, ​cleaner, etc. in the past: Duggan, a TV ​personality and one-time ​journalist, made the ​announcement last ​week.
(Definition of one-time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"one-time" in American English

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one-timeadjective [not gradable]


one-time adjective [not gradable] (ONLY ONCE)

only ​once: The ​gymcharges a ​separate, one-time ​fee to ​join.

one-time adjective [not gradable] (IN THE PAST)

at some ​time in the past, but no ​longer: The one-time ​Olympictrackstar is now a ​coach.
(Definition of one-time from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"one-time" in Business English

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one-timeadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈwʌntaɪm/
happening only once: We will take a one-time ​charge against ​earnings this ​quarter.
used for describing what someone or something was in the past: The one-time PM ​refused to comment on the new ​policy.
(Definition of one-time from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “one-time”
in Turkish geçmiş, eski…
in Russian бывший, прошлый…
in Polish były, dawny…
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