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on

on

pronunciation:
an
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective
phrases:
on and on, be on to
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: above and supported by.
There is a grammar book on the shelf.
definition 2: in contact with; touching.
He put his hand on her shoulder.She put paint on the brush.
antonyms:
off
definition 3: located near.
Their house is on the lake.
definition 4: supported by or hanging from.
Emma put paintings on the wall.
definition 5: into, onto, or in the direction of.
He got on the train.Her house is on the right.
definition 6: at the time of; at the moment of.
We moved into our new apartment on Wednesday.He smiled on hearing the joke.
definition 7: with regard to; about; concerning.
We agreed on a plan.Leslie wrote an article on cooking.
definition 8: associated with for service or work.
Jake is on the student council.
definition 9: in a state or process of.
The thieves were on the run.The house was on fire.
definition 10: near to, as in an encounter.
Suddenly they came on a graveyard.
definition 11: by means of.
We were speaking on the phone.
definition 12: toward; at.
He looked on the servants with disgust.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: into contact with or into the proper position.
He put his glasses on.
antonyms:
off
definition 2: into operation or process.
Turn the lights on.
antonyms:
out
definition 3: forward through time or space.
He walked on.I talked on.
similar words:
forward
definition 4: firmly; with a tight hold.
Hold on to the rail.
definition 5: towards something or someone.
Our boss looked on as we worked.
phrase: on and on
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: running or in process.
The stove is on.
definition 2: happening or about to happen; scheduled.
The meeting is on for tomorrow.
antonyms:
off
definition 3: (informal) performing with much skill or energy.
The guitar player was really on last night.
phrase: be on to