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definition of the word On

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Most common English words: be « at « by « #22: on » her » which » have

Old English on, originally an. From Germanic *ana. Related forms: Οld High German ana (German an, Οld Dutch an, ane (Dutch aan), Οld Frisian ana, Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌰 (ana), Οld Norse á, Icelandic á, Faeroese á; the Old Norse combination upp á gives Danish , Swedish , Norwegian . Possibly related to Greek ἀνά (upward).

on (not comparable)

Positive
on

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. in the state of being active, functioning or operating
  2. performing according to schedule
    Are we still on for tonight?
    Is the show still on?
  3. (baseball, informal) Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.

on (not comparable)

Positive
on

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. to an operating state
    turn the television on
  2. along, forwards (continuing an action)
    drive on, rock on
  3. (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

A green pepper on a box(1)

on

  1. Positioned at the upper surface of, touching from above.
    on the table; on the couch
  2. covering
  3. At the date of.
    Born on the 4th of July.
  4. Some time during the day of.
    I'll see you on Monday.
    The bus leaves on Friday.
    Can I see you on a different day? On Sunday I'm busy.
  5. Dealing with the subject of, about, or concerning something.
    A book on history.
    The World Summit on the Information Society.
  6. Touching; hanging from.
    The fruit ripened on the trees.
    The painting hangs on the wall.
  7. (informal) In the possession of.
    I haven't got any money on me.
  8. Because of, or due to something.
    To arrest someone on suspicion of bribery.
    To contact someone on a hunch.
    The stock price increased on news of a new product.
  9. Paid for by.
    The drinks are on me tonight, boys.
    The meal is on the house.
    I paid for the airfare and meals for my family, but the hotel room was on the company.
  10. Used to indicate a means or medium.
    I saw it on television.
    Can't you see I'm on the phone?
  11. Indicating a means of subsistence.
    They lived on ten dollars a week.
    The dog suvived three weeks on rainwater.
  12. (of a drug) Regularly taking or dependent on.
    You've been on these antidepressants far too long.
  13. (mathematics, mapping both from and to, a function on "V") Having V as both domain and codomain.
  14. (mathematics, mapping both from and to, an operator on "V") Having Vn as domain and V as codomain.

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on

  1. where

on

  1. (cardinal) ten

ȏn

  1. he

Declension of on Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ȏn òna òno òni òne òna
Genitive njȅga, ga njȇ, je njȅga, ga njȋh, ih njȋh, ih njȋh, ih
Dative njȅmu, mu njȏj, joj njȅmu, mu njȉma, im njȉma, im njȉma, im
Accusative njȅga, ga, nj njȗ, ju, je, nju njȅga, ga, nj njȋh, ih njȋh, ih njȋh, ih
Vocative - - - - - -
Locative njȅm, njȅmu njȏj njȅm, njȅmu njȉma njȉma njȉma
Instrumental njȋm, njíme njȏm, njóme njȋm, njíme njȉma njȉma njȉma

on

  1. he (third person personal, m. 'sg.)


on

  1. rarely used as shorthand for oneven (odd), the prefix on- means not (corresponds to English un-)

Inflected form of olema.

on

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of olema.
    See on seal.
    It is there.
    See on seal olnud.
    It has been there.

Inflected form of olla.

on

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of olla.
    Se on tuolla.
    It is there.
    Se on ollut tuolla.
    It has been there.

From Old French hom, reduced form of Old French homme "man", used pronominally (a calque of the Frankish indefinite pronoun *man "one"; cf German man, reduced pronomial form of Mann "man"). The etymon itself stems from Latin hominem, accusative form of homō (man), but its use as a pronoun is of Germanic origin. Confer Old English man "one, they, people" (reduced form of Old English mann "man, person"); German man "one, they, people"; Dutch men "one, they, people"

on

  1. one, people, someone
  2. we


on

  1. one, people, someone

on (hiragana おん)

  1. : sound; note
  2. : obligation


on

on

  1. one, people, someone

Proto-Germanic *ana

on

  1. on

on (plural: personal only oni, all other one)

  1. he for animate, it for inanimate (third person, m. sg.).


on

  1. he (third person, personal, m. sg.)


on m. (third-person masculine singular personal pronoun)

  1. he


on

  1. Plural form of letter o.

on

  1. (cardinal) ten

on (bal)

  1. (cardinal) one

on

  1. one, neuter of person
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