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on

 
pronunciation:
an
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: above and supported by.
There is a 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: into or in the direction of.
He got on the train.Her house is on the right.
definition 4: at the time of; at the moment of.
We moved into our new apartment on Wednesday.He smiled on hearing the joke.
definition 5: in a state or process of.
The house was on fire.
definition 6: by means of.
We spoke on the phone.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: into a state of operation or activity.
Turn the lights on.
antonyms:
out
definition 2: forward through time or space.
The movie went on for four hours.Every year they move on to another place to work.
similar words:
forward
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: running or in operation.
The stove is on.