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On 1Definition: The general signification of on is situation, motion, or condition with respect to contact or support beneath
On 2Definition: 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 3Definition: 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 4Definition: 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 5Definition: In addition to; besides; indicating multiplication or succession in a series; as,
heaps; mischief on mischief; loss on loss; thought on thought.
On 6Definition: 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 7Definition: At or in the time of; during; as, on Sunday we abstain from labor. See At (synonym).
On 8Definition: At the time of, conveying some notion of cause or motive; as, on public
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 9Definition: Toward; for; indicating the object of some passion; as, have pity or compassion on him.
On 10Definition: At the peril of, or for the safety of.
On 11Definition: 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 12Definition: 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 13Definition: In reference or relation to; as, on our part expect punctuality; a satire on society.
On 14Definition: Of.
On 15Definition: Occupied with; in the performance of; as, only three
officers are on duty; on a journey.
On 16Definition: In the service of; connected with; of the number of; as, he is on a newspaper; on a committee.
On 17Definition: Forward, in progression; onward;
usually with a verb of motion; as, move on; go on.
On 18Definition: Forward, in succession; as, from father to son, from the son to the
grandson, and so on.
On 19Definition: In continuance; without interruption or ceasing; as, sleep on, take your ease; say on; sing on.
On 20Definition: Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, "He is neither on nor off," that is, he is not steady, he is irresolute.
On 21Definition: Attached to the body, as clothing or ornament, or for use.
On 22Definition: In progress; proceeding; as, a game is on.
on 23Definition: in operation or operational; "left the oven on"; "the switch is in the on position"
on 24Definition: (of
events) planned or scheduled; "the picnic is on, rain or shine"; "we have nothing on for Friday night"
on 25Definition: 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"
indicates continuity or persistence or concentration; "his spirit lives on"; "shall I read
on 27Definition: in a state required for something to function or be effective; "turn the lights on"; "get a load on"