[ UK /ˈɒn/ ]
[ US /ˈɑn, ˈɔn/ ]
  1. in a state required for something to function or be effective
    turn the lights on
    get a load on
  2. indicates continuity or persistence or concentration
    shall I read on?
    his spirit lives on
  3. with a forward motion
    we drove along admiring the view
    move along
    the circus traveled on to the next city
    the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    march on
  1. (of events) planned or scheduled
    the picnic is on, rain or shine
    we have nothing on for Friday night
  2. in operation or operational
    the switch is in the on position
    left the oven on
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How To Use on In A Sentence

  • The ball rebounded from/off the wall into the pond.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. The Sun
  • I can't find any relevant material on him in the library.
  • Jeff, clad in board trunks and a T-shirt, leans back in his chair with the lappie on his, uhhh, lap, and his bare feet up on the desk. Savages
  • When the new foods that came from the Americas - peppers, summer squash and especially tomatoes - took hold in the region, a number of closely related dishes were born, including what we call ratatouille - and a man from La Mancha calls pisto, an Ikarian Greek calls soufiko and a Turk calls turlu. NYT > Home Page
  • I don't touch garlic.
  • When we see her, we remember that hot July day doing five knots pulling Jess and Jerry on a tube and Russ skippering his first yacht.
  • The buildings are usually gabled, with rows of tiles along the ridges of the roofs.
  • If you wonder about ‘furphy’, as I did, here's a gloss and explanation.
  • Richardson, are proprietors of shows, and the berouged, bedraggled creatures who exhibit on the platform outside for their living. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843
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