On

Adjective

  • Performing according to schedule.

    "Is the show still on?"

  • (informal) Destined, normally in the context of a challenge being accepted; involved, doomed.

    "Mike just threw coffee onto Paul's lap. It's on now."

  • Performing according to schedule.

    "Are we still on for tonight?"

  • (informal) Destined, normally in the context of a challenge being accepted; involved, doomed.

    ""Five bucks says the Cavs win tonight." ―"You're on!""

  • In the state of being active, functioning or operating.
  • (Britain, informal) Acceptable, appropriate.

    "right on; bang on; not on"

  • (baseball, informal) Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.

Adverb

  • In continuation, at length.

    "and so on."

  • (not US) Later.

    "Ten years on nothing had changed in the village."

  • Along, forwards (continuing an action).

    "drive on, rock on"

  • (cricket) In, or towards the half of the field on the same side as the batsman's legs; the left side for a right-handed batsman; leg.
  • To an operating state.

    "turn the television on"

  • In continuation, at length.

    "He rambled on and on."

Preposition

  • Indicating dependence or reliance; with confidence in.

    "Do you ever bet on horses?"

  • Paid for by.

    "The drinks are on me tonight, boys."

  • In the service of; connected with; of the number of.

    "He is on a newspaper; I am on the committee."

  • Away or occupied with (e.g. a scheduled activity).

    "He's on his lunch break."

  • To the account of; denoting imprecation or invocation, or coming to, falling, or resting upon.

    "A curse on him!"

  • ​ Regularly taking (a drug).

    "You've been on these antidepressants far too long."

  • At or near; adjacent to.

    "The fleet is on the American coast."

  • (mathematics) Having as domain and V as codomain, for some set V and integer n.

    "an operator on V"

  • At the date of.

    "Born on the 4th of July."

  • At a given time after the start of something; at.
  • Touching; hanging from.

    "The fruit ripened on the trees."

  • Indicating dependence or reliance; with confidence in.

    "He will promise on certain conditions."

  • Immediately after.

    "On Jack's entry, William got up to leave."

  • (obsolete) At the peril of, or for the safety of.
  • Indicating a means of subsistence.

    "They lived on ten dollars a week."

  • To the account of; denoting imprecation or invocation, or coming to, falling, or resting upon.

    "On us be all the blame."

  • Denoting performance or action by contact with the surface, upper part, or outside of anything; hence, by means of; with.

    "Her words made a lasting impression on my mind."

  • At or near; adjacent to.

    "Soon we'll pass a statue on the left."

  • (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Without.
  • (mathematics) Having identical domain and codomain.

    "a function on V"

  • Covering.

    "He wore old shoes on his feet."

  • Supported by (the specified part of itself).

    "A table can't stand on two legs."

  • Dealing with the subject of, about, or concerning something.

    "A book on history."

  • Indicating dependence or reliance; with confidence in.

    "I depended on them for assistance."

  • Because of, or due to.

    "To arrest someone on suspicion of bribery."

  • Toward; for; indicating the object of an emotion.

    "Have pity or compassion on him."

  • Used to indicate a means or medium.

    "I saw it on television."

  • By virtue of; with the pledge of.

    "He affirmed or promised on his word, or on his honour."

  • Denoting performance or action by contact with the surface, upper part, or outside of anything; hence, by means of; with.

    "to play on a violin or piano"

  • Positioned at the upper surface of, touching from above.

    "on the table;"

  • ​ Under the influence of (a drug).

    "He's acting crazy because he's on crack right now."

  • At or near; adjacent to.

    "Croton-on-Hudson, Rostov-on-Don, Southend-on-Sea"

  • (mathematics) Generated by.

    "the free group on four letters"

  • Some time during the day of.

    "I'll see you on Monday."

  • In addition to; besides; indicating multiplication or succession in a series.
  • (informal) In the possession of.

    "I haven't got any money on me."

Verb

  • (transitive, Singapore) To switch on.

    "Can you on the light?"

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