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Definitions and meaning of on

on

Pronunciation

  • (British Isles, Eastern New England) enPR: ŏn, IPA(key): /ɒn/
  • (Northern US, cotcaught merger) enPR: än, IPA(key): /ɑn/
  • (Southern American English) IPA(key): /ɔn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn

Etymology 1

From Middle English on, from Old English on, an (on, upon, onto, in, into), from Proto-Germanic *ana (on, at), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂en-. Cognate with North Frisian a (on, in), Saterland Frisian an (on, at), West Frisian oan (on, at), Dutch aan (on, at, to), Low German an (on, at), German an (to, at, on), Swedish å (on, at, in), Faroese á (on, onto, in, at), Icelandic á (on, in), Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌰 (ana), Ancient Greek ἀνά (aná, up, upon), Albanian (in); and from Old Norse upp á: Danish , Swedish , Norwegian , see upon.

Adjective

on (not comparable)

  1. In the state of being active, functioning or operating.
  2. Performing according to schedule; taking place.
  3. (chiefly Britain, informal, usually negative) Acceptable, appropriate.
    • 1998 May 22, "Phoenix Gamma", If I was owned Nintendo..., alt.games.video.nintendo-64:
      This kind of over-packaging of goods is completely not on.
    • 2003 August 12, "DAB sounds worse than FM", Gerg Dyke's Speech at Radio Festival, alt.radio.digital:
      so Simon Nelson saying on Feedback "we'd prefer it if everybody listened to digital radio via DAB" is completely not on at all.
  4. (informal) Destined, normally in the context of a challenge being accepted; involved, doomed.
  5. (baseball, informal) Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.
  6. (euphemistic) Menstruating.
    • 2011, Netmums, Hollie Smith, You and Your Tween: Managing the years from 9 to 13, Hachette UK →ISBN
      It still gets in the way of her doing things like swimming, and she avoids sleepovers when she's 'on'.
Synonyms
  • (baseball: positioned at a base): on base (not informal)
Translations

Adverb

on (not comparable)

  1. To an operating state.
  2. Along, forwards (continuing an action).
  3. In continuation, at length.
  4. (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. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  5. (obsolete in the US) Later.
  6. Of betting odds, denoting a better than even chance. See also odds-on.
    That horse is at twenty-to-one on, so you need to stake twenty pounds just to win one pound.
Antonyms
  • (active, functioning, operating): off
  • (to an operating state): off
  • (later): after, afterward/afterwards, later, subsequently, thence
Translations

Preposition

on

  1. Positioned at the upper surface of, touching from above.
    The parrot was sitting on Jim's shoulder.
    • (Can we date this quote by Longfellow and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I stood on the bridge at midnight.
  2. At or near; adjacent to.
  3. Covering.
  4. At the date of.
  5. Some time during the day of.
  6. Dealing with the subject of, about, or concerning something.
  7. Touching; hanging from.
  8. (informal) In the possession of.
  9. Because of, or due to.
  10. Upon; at the time of (and often because of).
  11. Paid for by.
  12. Used to indicate a means or medium.
  13. Indicating a means of subsistence.
  14. Away or occupied with (e.g. a scheduled activity).
  15. Denoting performance or action by contact with the surface, upper part, or outside of anything; hence, by means of; with.
  16. Regularly taking (a drug).
  17. Under the influence of (a drug).
  18. (mathematics) Having identical domain and codomain.
  19. (mathematics) Having V n {\displaystyle V^{n}} as domain and V as codomain, for some set V and integer n.
  20. (mathematics) Generated by.
  21. Supported by (the specified part of itself).
  22. At a given time after the start of something; at.
  23. In addition to; besides; indicating multiplication or succession in a series.
  24. (obsolete, regional) of
  25. Indicating dependence or reliance; with confidence in.
  26. Toward; for; indicating the object of an emotion.
  27. (obsolete) At the peril of, or for the safety of.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Hence, on thy life.
  28. In the service of; connected with; of the number of.
  29. By virtue of; with the pledge of.
  30. To the account or detriment of; denoting imprecation or invocation, or coming to, falling, or resting upon.
    • Bible, Matthew xxvii. 25
      His blood be on us and on our children.
  31. (especially when numbers of combatants or competitors are specified) Against; in opposition to.
    The fight was three on one, and he never stood a chance.
Synonyms
  • (dealing with the subject of): about, apropos, as for; See also Thesaurus:about
  • (because of): by dint of, due to; See also Thesaurus:because of
Derived terms
Related terms
  • depend (on)
  • put on airs
  • phrases starting with "on the"
Translations

Verb

on (third-person singular simple present ons, present participle oning, simple past and past participle oned)

  1. (transitive, Singapore, Philippines) to switch on
    Synonym: turn on

Etymology 2

From Old Norse ón, án (without), from Proto-Germanic *ēnu, *ēno, *ino (without), from Proto-Indo-European *anew, *enew (without). Cognate with North Frisian on (without), Middle Dutch an, on (without), Middle Low German āne (without), German ohne (without), Gothic 𐌹𐌽𐌿 (inu, without, except), Ancient Greek ἄνευ (áneu, without).

Alternative forms

  • ohn

Preposition

on

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Without.
Usage notes
  • Usually followed by a present participle, as being, having, etc.

Etymology 3

From Japanese 音読み (on-yomi, literally sound reading).

Noun

on

  1. In the Japanese language, a pronunciation, or reading, of a kanji character that was originally based on the character's pronunciation in Chinese, contrasted with kun.

Anagrams

  • N.O., NO, No, No., no, no.

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *ōn (ten). Cognate with Old Turkic [Term?] (/on/, ten).

Numeral

on

  1. ten

Basque

Etymology

From Proto-Basque *boń.

Adjective

on

  1. good
  2. useful, convenient

Catalan

Alternative forms

  • ahont, hon, hont (archaic)

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?] (compare Occitan ont), from Latin unde (compare French dont).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈon/

Adverb

on

  1. where

Further reading

  • “on” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “on” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “on” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “on” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Central Franconian

Alternative forms

  • un (widely in free variation)
  • en (some western dialects)

Etymology

The native form in most dialects was Old High German indi, whence the variant en. In parts of the Eifel, this indi regularly becomes on (compare Luxembourgish an). In southern and eastern dialects, on the other hand, on may have been inherited from the Old High German variant unde (unti). From these two groups of dialects, the form will have spread, without doubt under influence of German und.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /on/

Conjunction

on

  1. and
    Salz on Päfer
    salt and pepper

Classical Nahuatl

Pronoun

on, ōn

  1. (demonstrative) that; those

Related terms

  • in

References

  • Michel Launey; Christopher Mackay (2011) An Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Amazon Kindle: Cambridge University Press, pages Loc 1408

Cornish

Alternative forms

  • ôn

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *ognos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷnós (lamb).

Pronunciation

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [ɔːn]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [oːn]

Noun

on m (plural en)

  1. lamb

Crimean Tatar

Numeral

on

  1. ten

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *onъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /on/
  • Rhymes: -on

Pronoun

on m

  1. he (third person personal singular)

Declension

Related terms

  • ona, ono
  • oni, ony

See also

  • ty
  • my
  • vy

Dutch

Adverb

on

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


Estonian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈon/

Verb

on

  1. third-person singular present indicative of olema
  2. third-person plural present indicative of olema

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈon/, [ˈo̞n]
  • Rhymes: -on
  • Hyphenation: on

Verb

on

  1. third-person singular indicative present of olla

Anagrams

  • no

French

Alternative forms

  • l'on (formal)

Etymology

From Old French hom, om (nominative form), from Latin homō (human being) (compare homme from the Old French oblique form home, from the Latin accusative form hominem). Its pronominal use is of Germanic origin. Compare Old English man (one, they, people), reduced form of Old English mann (man, person); Catalan hom; German man (one, they, people); Dutch men (one, they, people).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔ̃/
  • Homophone: ont

Pronoun

on ?

  1. (indefinite) one, people, you, someone (an unspecified individual)
    Synonyms: quelqu'un (in some contexts), l'on (formal)
    • 2003, Natasha St. Pier, L’instant d’après (album), Quand on cherche l’amour (song)
      Quand on cherche l'amour...
      When one searches for love...
  2. (personal, informal) we
    Synonym: nous (in some contexts)

Usage notes

  • In informal French, on has almost completely replaced the pronoun nous (we) to indicate the first person plural.
  • The variant l'on is used in more formal or literary contexts.

Related terms

Descendants

  • Esperanto: oni
  • Ido: on
  • Interlingue: on

Further reading

  • “on” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • NO,

German Low German

Conjunction

on

  1. (in several dialects, including Low Prussian) Alternative form of un (and)

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /on/, /ɔn/

Pronoun

on

  1. Apocopic form of onu; one, someone, they (indefinite personal pronoun)

See also


Ingrian

Verb

on

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of olla.

Interlingua

Pronoun

on

  1. one (indefinite personal pronoun)

Japanese

Romanization

on

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おん

Karelian

Verb

on

  1. (there) is

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English on, from Proto-Germanic *ana (on, at).

Preposition

on

  1. on, in

Adverb

on

  1. on

Alternative forms

  • (preposition): one, onne, hon, ane; an (before initial h or vowel); æn (early)
  • (adverb): one, onne, an

Descendants

  • English: on
  • Scots: on

References

  • “on, prep.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  • “on, adv.(1).” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

Numeral

on

  1. Alternative form of oon

Pronoun

on

  1. Alternative form of oon

Adverb

on

  1. Alternative form of oon

Determiner

on

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of a (indefinite article)

Etymology 3

Verb

on

  1. (Early Middle English) first/third-person singular present of unnen

Etymology 4

Noun

on (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of wone (course)

Etymology 5

Noun

on (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of oven

Northern Sami

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈoːn/

Adverb

ōn

  1. again

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[4], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ana

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /on/

Preposition

on (West Saxon)

  1. on, in, at, among [+dative or instrumental]

Adverb

on (West Saxon)

  1. (with verbs of taking or depriving) from

Old French

Alternative forms

  • hon

Etymology

See hom, om.

Pronoun

on

  1. one (gender-neutral third-person singular pronoun)

Descendants

  • French: on

Old Irish

Pronoun

on

  1. Alternative spelling of ón

Contraction

on

  1. Alternative spelling of ón

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *onъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔn/

Pronoun

on (plural: masculine personal oni, all others one)

  1. he (for animate nouns), it (for inanimate nouns)

Declension

Related terms

  • ona, ono
  • oni, one

Pronoun

on m

  1. (obsolete) this (demonstrative)

Declension

See also

  • ja
  • ty
  • my
  • wy
  • Appendix:Polish pronouns

Further reading

  • on in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) onn
  • (Puter) an

Etymology

From Latin annus.

Noun

on m (plural ons)

  1. (Sutsilvan, Vallader) year

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *onъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ôːn/

Pronoun

ȏn (Cyrillic spelling о̑н)

  1. he

Declension

See also

  • njezin
  • njegov

Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *onъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-; inflected forms from Proto-Slavic *jь, from Proto-Indo-European *éy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔn/

Pronoun

on

  1. he (third-person personal masculine singular pronoun)

Declension

Further reading

  • on in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *onъ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eno-

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔ́n/

Pronoun

ȍn

  1. he

Inflection

Forms between parentheses indicate clitic forms; the main forms are used for emphasis.

See also


Southeastern Tepehuan

Etymology

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *ona.

Noun

on

  1. salt

References

  • R. de Willett, Elizabeth, et al. (2016) Diccionario tepehuano de Santa María Ocotán, Durango (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 48)‎[5] (in Spanish), electronic edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 140

Swedish

Noun

on

  1. indefinite plural of o

Anagrams

  • NO, no.

Turkish

Etymology

From Old Turkic 𐰆𐰣(un¹ /on/, ten), from Proto-Turkic *ōn (ten).

Numeral

on

  1. ten

Declension


Turkmen

Etymology

From Old Turkic 𐰆𐰣(un¹ /on/, ten), from Proto-Turkic *ōn (ten).

Numeral

on

  1. ten

Venetian

Article

on m sg

  1. a, an

Usage notes

  • Variant of un

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from French on.

Pronoun

on

  1. it
  2. (obsolete, indefinite personal pronoun) one

Declension


Walloon

Alternative forms

  • onk

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Numeral

on

  1. one

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