Definitions of on

  1.   with a forward motion we drove along admiring the view the horse trotted along at a steady pace the circus traveled on to the next city move along march on
  2.   of events planned or scheduled the picnic is on rain or shine we have nothing on for Friday night
  3.   indicates continuity or persistence or concentration his spirit lives on shall I read on
  4.   in a state required for something to function or be effective turn the lights on get a load on is slang for drink enough to become intoxicated
  5.   in operation or operational left the oven on the switch is in the on position
  6.   performing or scheduled for duties I'm on from five to midnight Naval personnel on duty in Alaska her on duty hours were 11p m to 7 a m
  7.   The general signification of on is situation motion or condition with respect to contact or support beneath
  8.   At or in contact with the surface or upper part of a thing and supported by it placed or lying in contact with the surface as the book lies on the table which stands on the floor of a house on an island
  9.   Denoting performance or action by contact with the surface upper part or outside of anything hence by means of with as to play on a violin or piano Hence figuratively to work on one's feelings to make an impression on the mind
  10.   Indicating dependence or reliance with confidence in as to depend on a person for assistance to rely on hence indicating the ground or support of anything as he will promise on certain conditions to bet on a horse
  11.   At or in the time of during as on Sunday we abstain from labor See At synonym
  12.   At the time of conveying some notion of cause or motive as on public occasions the officers appear in full dress or uniform Hence in consequence of or following as on the ratification of the treaty the armies were disbanded
  13.   At the peril of or for the safety of
  14.   In reference or relation to as on our part expect punctuality a satire on society
  15.   Occupied with in the performance of as only three officers are on duty on a journey
  16.   In the service of connected with of the number of as he is on a newspaper on a committee
  17.   Forward in succession as from father to son from the son to the grandson and so on
  18.   In continuance without interruption or ceasing as sleep on take your ease say on sing on
  19.   Attached to the body as clothing or ornament or for use
  20.   In progress proceeding as a game is on
  21.   To or against the surface of used to indicate the motion of a thing as coming or falling to the surface of another as rain falls on the earth
  22.   At or near adjacent to indicating situation place or position as on the one hand on the other hand the fleet is on the American coast
  23.   In addition to besides indicating multiplication or succession in a series as heaps on heaps mischief on mischief loss on loss thought on thought
  24.   Toward for indicating the object of some passion as have pity or compassion on him
  25.   By virtue of with the pledge of denoting a pledge or engagement and put before the thing pledged as he affirmed or promised on his word or on his honor
  26.   To the account of denoting imprecation or invocation or coming to falling or resting upon as on us be all the blame a curse on him
  27.   Forward in progression onward usually with a verb of motion as move on go on
  28.   Adhering not off as in the phrase He is neither on nor off that is he is not steady he is irresolute
  29.   Upon as to sit on a chair in contact with the upper surface as we live on the earth along or by as Paris is on the Seine in the act or state of as on a journey toward as he looked on her as his guide in connection with as to go on business showing the relation of following after as they are on his trail in the direction of as the door opens on a lawn about as an address on war indicating time as on July first resting against as a picture on the wall supported by as on my honor
  30.   Forward onward along as to go on so as to cover or be supported by as put on your coat jump on before the train starts in or into action or use as to turn on the gas in progress as the fight is on
  31.   In contact with the upper part of to and towards the surface of upon or acting by contact with not off at or near at or during in addition to toward for at the peril of in consequence immediately after B off
  32.   Above or next beyond forward in succession in continuance not off
  33.   Go on proceed
  34.   Forward not off
  35.   In contact with the upper part of at during to with for upon by after
  36.   An incalculable period of time an age eternity
  37.   So as to cover overspread of adhere
  38.   Forward ahead
  39.   In of into contact with the top of by means of
  40.   Close behind
  41.   Directed toward
  42.   In the act of
  43.   Comprised in
  44.   In reference to
  45.   In a state of
  46.   Forward onward not off
  47.   Being in contact with the upper part of a thing upon at or near
  48.   Of
  49.   Above and in contact with the upper surface of a thing not off upon at or near denoting dependence or reliance denoting nearness or closeness denoting addition or accumulation
  50.   Forward in progression in continuance without ceasing opposed to off on a sudden suddenly
  51.   A word of excitement or encouragement to attack or advance a contraction for go on
  52.   One they

Quotes of on

  1. If I have not seen as far as others it is because giants were standing on my shoulders – Hal Abelson
  2. I'm into a casual -dressing girl blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy But the sexiest thing on a girl when I see it I'm like oh my God is these little tight boxers Don't get me wrong g -strings are fine but those cover a little to where it's just enough – Jensen Ackles
  3. I have this phobia I don't like mirrors And I don't watch myself on television If anything comes on I make them shut it off or I leave the room – Pamela Anderson
  4. But if you really want to get involved in making a difference you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time then you ought to go back home and run for School Board – Birch Bayh
  5. If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland you are a happy man indeed – James Buchanan
  6. Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men – Giorgio de Chirico
  7. On some level now we are joining the larger world and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways sometimes What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way – Edwidge Danticat
  8. But I think everybody should write I think those people with stories who don't write should be stomped on – Katherine Dunn
  9. My great love is my home county of Cornwall I love to sit and watch people enjoying themselves on the beaches and in the harbour towns of Cornwall – John Dyer
  10. So see every opportunity as golden and keep your eyes on the prize yours not anybody else's – Roberta Flack
  11. You cannot run a business or anything else on a theory – Harold S. Geneen
  12. It is a question whether when we break a murderer on the wheel we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  13. The guys in my band are great -we watch movies we eat pizza take walks read books Everybody has a really great sense of humor And my boyfriend comes and visits me on the road – Lisa Loeb
  14. I also met early on Ella Fitzgerald Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work – Johnny Mathis
  15. Although there is a very large literature still growing almost daily on the Chinese calendar its interest is we suggest much more archaeological and historical than scientific – Joseph Needham

Usage examples for on

  1. “ I'll take you on to Wayville ” – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  2. Go on with the thought – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  3. Shall I try it on – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  4. Yes go on Fragini said Dellarme ” – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  5. Well come on with it – Plays by August Strindberg, Second series by August Strindberg
  6. All going on well – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  7. He did go on – The Co-Citizens by Corra Harris
  8. Go on sir I cried to Hoskyns ” – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. “ No discountin' on that – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  10. He is away on the hunt – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  11. “ Noo ye'll gang on thegither again an' I'll come ahin' ” – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  12. But they know I can't get on without it – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  13. I'm in on that – Pee-wee Harris on the Trail by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  14. They would have gone on if they could but they could not – Black Jack by Max Brand
  15. But we can't let it go on you know – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  16. If they did they didn't let on – The Flying Saucers are Real by Donald Keyhoe
  17. In gardyns on the mottes ” – Dialogues in French and English by William Caxton
  18. So it went on for some time – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  19. She was going on as if nothing had happened – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  20. And I said I should like to try you on him – Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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