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On 1

Definition: The general signification of on is situation, motion, or condition with respect to contact or support beneath

On 2

Definition: 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.

On 3

Definition: 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.

On 4

Definition: 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.

On 5

Definition: In addition to; besides; indicating multiplication or succession in a series; as, heaps on heaps; mischief on mischief; loss on loss; thought on thought.

On 6

Definition: 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.

On 7

Definition: At or in the time of; during; as, on Sunday we abstain from labor. See At (synonym).

On 8

Definition: 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.

On 9

Definition: Toward; for; indicating the object of some passion; as, have pity or compassion on him.

On 10

Definition: At the peril of, or for the safety of.

On 11

Definition: 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.

On 12

Definition: 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.

On 13

Definition: In reference or relation to; as, on our part expect punctuality; a satire on society.

On 14

Definition: Of.

On 15

Definition: Occupied with; in the performance of; as, only three officers are on duty; on a journey.

On 16

Definition: In the service of; connected with; of the number of; as, he is on a newspaper; on a committee.

On 17

Definition: Forward, in progression; onward; usually with a verb of motion; as, move on; go on.

On 18

Definition: Forward, in succession; as, from father to son, from the son to the grandson, and so on.

On 19

Definition: In continuance; without interruption or ceasing; as, sleep on, take your ease; say on; sing on.

On 20

Definition: Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, "He is neither on nor off," that is, he is not steady, he is irresolute.

On 21

Definition: Attached to the body, as clothing or ornament, or for use.

On 22

Definition: In progress; proceeding; as, a game is on.

on 23

Definition: in operation or operational; "left the oven on"; "the switch is in the on position"

on 24

Definition: (of events) planned or scheduled; "the picnic is on, rain or shine"; "we have nothing on for Friday night"

on 25

Definition: 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"

on 26

Definition: indicates continuity or persistence or concentration; "his spirit lives on"; "shall I read on?"

on 27

Definition: in a state required for something to function or be effective; "turn the lights on"; "get a load on"


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