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Meaning & Definition of On in English

English

On

/ɑn/

adjective

1. In operation or operational

  • "Left the oven on"
  • "The switch is in the on position"
    synonym:
  • on

2. (of events) planned or scheduled

  • "The picnic is on, rain or shine"
  • "We have nothing on for friday night"
    synonym:
  • on

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • along
  • ,
  • on

2. Indicates continuity or persistence or concentration

  • "His spirit lives on"
  • "Shall i read on?"
    synonym:
  • on

3. In a state required for something to function or be effective

  • "Turn the lights on"
  • "Get a load on"
    synonym:
  • on

Examples of using

Tom was chewing on a toothpick.
I tripped on a stone, twisting my ankle.
I usually read on the verandah.