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1 : Alt. of Aaronical

2 : Pertaining to Aaron, the first high priest of the Jews.

3 : A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two.

4 : A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.

5 : The act of abacinating.

6 : Stealing cattle on a large scale.

7 : The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus.

8 : Hell; the bottomless pit.

9 : The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement.

10 : A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks.

11 : of Abandon

12 : of Abandon

13 : To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.

14 : To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.

15 : Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.

16 : To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.

17 : Abandonment; relinquishment.

18 : A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.

19 : Forsaken, deserted.

20 : Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked ; as, an abandoned villain.

21 : Unrestrainedly.

22 : One to whom anything is legally abandoned.

23 : One who abandons.

24 : The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.

25 : The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.

26 : The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.

27 : The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.

28 : Careless freedom or ease; abandon.

29 : Alt. of Abannition

30 : Banishment.

31 : Articulation, usually that kind of articulation which admits of free motion in the joint; diarthrosis.

32 : The act of shortening, or reducing.

33 : The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.

34 : The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.

35 : One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.

36 : The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority.

37 : The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.

38 : The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.

39 : The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.

40 : A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.

41 : One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel.

42 : The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.

43 : A partial alienation of reason.

44 : A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.

45 : The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.

46 : The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.

47 : The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.

48 : Characterized by aberration.

49 : A partial evacuation.

50 : A pathological condition opposite to that of irritation; debility; want of strength; asthenia.

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1 : Aaronic

a.

Alt. of Aaronical

2 : Aaronical

a.

Pertaining to Aaron, the first high priest of the Jews.

3 : Aaron's rod

A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two.

4 : Aaron's rod

A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod.

5 : Abacination

n.

The act of abacinating.

6 : Abaction

n.

Stealing cattle on a large scale.

7 : Abaddon

n.

The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus.

8 : Abaddon

n.

Hell; the bottomless pit.

9 : Abalienation

n.

The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement.

10 : Abalone

n.

A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks.

11 : Abandoned

imp. & p. p.

of Abandon

12 : Abandoning

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Abandon

13 : Abandon

v. t.

To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.

14 : Abandon

v. t.

To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.

15 : Abandon

v. t.

Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.

16 : Abandon

v. t.

To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.

17 : Abandon

v.

Abandonment; relinquishment.

18 : Abandon

n.

A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.

19 : Abandoned

a.

Forsaken, deserted.

20 : Abandoned

a.

Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked ; as, an abandoned villain.

21 : Abandonedly

adv.

Unrestrainedly.

22 : Abandonee

n.

One to whom anything is legally abandoned.

23 : Abandoner

n.

One who abandons.

24 : Abandonment

n.

The act of abandoning, or the state of being abandoned; total desertion; relinquishment.

25 : Abandonment

n.

The relinquishment by the insured to the underwriters of what may remain of the property insured after a loss or damage by a peril insured against.

26 : Abandonment

n.

The relinquishment of a right, claim, or privilege, as to mill site, etc.

27 : Abandonment

n.

The voluntary leaving of a person to whom one is bound by a special relation, as a wife, husband, or child; desertion.

28 : Abandonment

n.

Careless freedom or ease; abandon.

29 : Abannation

n.

Alt. of Abannition

30 : Abannition

n.

Banishment.

31 : Abarticulation

n.

Articulation, usually that kind of articulation which admits of free motion in the joint; diarthrosis.

32 : Abbreviation

n.

The act of shortening, or reducing.

33 : Abbreviation

n.

The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.

34 : Abbreviation

n.

The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.

35 : Abbreviation

n.

One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.

36 : Abdication

n.

The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority.

37 : Abduction

n.

The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.

38 : Abduction

n.

The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.

39 : Abduction

n.

The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.

40 : Abduction

n.

A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.

41 : Abelonian

n.

One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel.

42 : Aberration

n.

The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.

43 : Aberration

n.

A partial alienation of reason.

44 : Aberration

n.

A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.

45 : Aberration

n.

The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.

46 : Aberration

n.

The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.

47 : Aberration

n.

The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.

48 : Aberrational

a.

Characterized by aberration.

49 : Abevacuation

n.

A partial evacuation.

50 : Abirritation

n.

A pathological condition opposite to that of irritation; debility; want of strength; asthenia.

This word on uses (2) total characters with white space

This word on uses (2) total characters with white out space

This word on uses 2 unique characters: N O

Number of all permutations npr for on word is (2)

Number of all combination ncr for on word is (2)

Similar matching soundex word for on

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From Wikipedia

On, on, or ON may refer to:

From Wiktionary

See also: Appendix:Variations of "on"

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Pronunciation
    • 1.2 Etymology 1
      • 1.2.1 Adjective
        • 1.2.1.1 Synonyms
        • 1.2.1.2 Translations
      • 1.2.2 Adverb
        • 1.2.2.1 Antonyms
        • 1.2.2.2 Translations
      • 1.2.3 Preposition
        • 1.2.3.1 Derived terms
        • 1.2.3.2 Related terms
        • 1.2.3.3 Translations
      • 1.2.4 Verb
    • 1.3 Etymology 2
      • 1.3.1 Alternative forms
      • 1.3.2 Preposition
        • 1.3.2.1 Usage notes
    • 1.4 Etymology 3
      • 1.4.1 Noun
    • 1.5 Anagrams
  • 2 Azeri
    • 2.1 Etymology
    • 2.2 Numeral
  • 3 Basque
    • 3.1 Adjective
  • 4 Catalan
    • 4.1 Etymology
    • 4.2 Pronunciation
    • 4.3 Adverb
  • 5 Central Franconian
    • 5.1 Alternative forms
    • 5.2 Etymology
    • 5.3 Pronunciation
    • 5.4 Conjunction
  • 6 Classical Nahuatl
    • 6.1 Pronoun
      • 6.1.1 Related terms
    • 6.2 References
  • 7 Cornish
    • 7.1 Alternative forms
    • 7.2 Etymology
    • 7.3 Pronunciation
    • 7.4 Noun
  • 8 Crimean Tatar
    • 8.1 Numeral
  • 9 Czech
    • 9.1 Etymology
    • 9.2 Pronunciation
    • 9.3 Pronoun
      • 9.3.1 Declension
      • 9.3.2 Related terms
    • 9.4 See also
  • 10 Dutch
    • 10.1 Adverb
  • 11 Estonian
    • 11.1 Pronunciation
    • 11.2 Verb
  • 12 Finnish
    • 12.1 Pronunciation
    • 12.2 Verb
    • 12.3 Anagrams
  • 13 French
    • 13.1 Alternative forms
    • 13.2 Etymology
    • 13.3 Pronunciation
    • 13.4 Pronoun
      • 13.4.1 Usage notes
      • 13.4.2 Synonyms
      • 13.4.3 Related terms
      • 13.4.4 Descendants
    • 13.5 Further reading
    • 13.6 Anagrams
  • 14 German Low German
    • 14.1 Conjunction
  • 15 Ido
    • 15.1 Pronunciation
    • 15.2 Pronoun
  • 16 Interlingua
    • 16.1 Pronoun
  • 17 Japanese
    • 17.1 Romanization
  • 18 Karelian
    • 18.1 Verb
  • 19 Middle English
    • 19.1 Etymology
    • 19.2 Pronunciation
    • 19.3 Preposition
  • 20 Northern Sami
    • 20.1 Etymology
    • 20.2 Pronunciation
    • 20.3 Adverb
  • 21 Old English
    • 21.1 Etymology
    • 21.2 Pronunciation
    • 21.3 Preposition
    • 21.4 Adverb
  • 22 Old French
    • 22.1 Alternative forms
    • 22.2 Etymology
    • 22.3 Pronoun
      • 22.3.1 Descendants
  • 23 Polish
    • 23.1 Etymology
    • 23.2 Pronunciation
    • 23.3 Pronoun
      • 23.3.1 Declension
      • 23.3.2 Related terms
    • 23.4 Pronoun
      • 23.4.1 Declension
    • 23.5 See also
    • 23.6 Further reading
  • 24 Romansch
    • 24.1 Alternative forms
    • 24.2 Etymology
    • 24.3 Noun
  • 25 Serbo-Croatian
    • 25.1 Etymology
    • 25.2 Pronunciation
    • 25.3 Pronoun
      • 25.3.1 Declension
      • 25.3.2 See also
  • 26 Slovak
    • 26.1 Etymology
    • 26.2 Pronunciation
    • 26.3 Pronoun
      • 26.3.1 Declension
    • 26.4 Further reading
  • 27 Slovene
    • 27.1 Etymology
    • 27.2 Pronunciation
    • 27.3 Pronoun
      • 27.3.1 Declension
    • 27.4 See also
  • 28 Swedish
    • 28.1 Noun
  • 29 Turkish
    • 29.1 Etymology
    • 29.2 Numeral
      • 29.2.1 Declension
  • 30 Turkmen
    • 30.1 Etymology
    • 30.2 Numeral
  • 31 Venetian
    • 31.1 Article
      • 31.1.1 Usage notes
  • 32 Volapük
    • 32.1 Etymology
    • 32.2 Pronoun
      • 32.2.1 Declension
  • 33 Walloon
    • 33.1 Alternative forms
    • 33.2 Etymology
    • 33.3 Numeral

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

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[edit]

on (not comparable)

  1. In the state of being active, functioning or operating.
  2. Performing according to schedule.
    Are we still on for tonight?
    Is the show still on?
  3. (chiefly Britain, informal, usually negative) Acceptable, appropriate.
    You can't do that; it's just not on.
    • 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.
    "Five bucks says the Cavs win tonight." ―"You're on!"
    Mike just threw coffee onto Paul's lap. It's on now.
  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 9780755361137
      It still gets in the way of her doing things like swimming, and she avoids sleepovers when she's 'on'.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (baseball: positioned at a base): on base (not informal)
Translations[edit]

Adverb[edit]

on (not comparable)

  1. To an operating state.
    turn the television on
  2. Along, forwards (continuing an action).
    drive on, rock on
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      He met Luis Suarez's cross at the far post, only for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech to show brilliant reflexes to deflect his header on to the bar. Carroll turned away to lead Liverpool's insistent protests that the ball had crossed the line but referee Phil Dowd and assistant referee Andrew Garratt waved play on, with even a succession of replays proving inconclusive.
  3. In continuation, at length.
    and so on.
    He rambled on and on.
  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.
  5. (not US) Later.
    Ten years on, nothing had changed in the village.
Antonyms[edit]
  • (active, functioning, operating): off
  • (to an operating state): off
  • (later): after, afterward/afterwards, later, subsequently, thence
Translations[edit]

Preposition[edit]

A green pepper on (positioned on the upper surface of) a box

on

  1. Positioned at the upper surface of, touching from above.
    on the table;  on the couch
    • Longfellow
      I stood on the bridge at midnight.
  2. At or near; adjacent to.
    Soon we'll pass a statue on the left.
    The fleet is on the American coast.
    Croton-on-Hudson
    ,
    Rostov-on-Don
    ,
    Southend-on-Sea
  3. Covering.
    He wore old shoes on his feet.
  4. At the date of.
    Born on the 4th of July.
  5. Some time during the day of.
    I'll see you on Monday.   The bus leaves on Friday.   Can I see you on a different day? On Sunday I'm busy.
  6. Dealing with the subject of, about, or concerning something.
    A book on history.   The World Summit on the Information Society.
  7. Touching; hanging from.
    The fruit ripened on the trees.   The painting hangs on the wall.
  8. (informal) In the possession of.
    I haven't got any money on me.
  9. Because of, or due to.
    To arrest someone on suspicion of bribery.   To contact someone on a hunch.
  10. Immediately after.
    On Jack's entry, William got up to leave.
  11. Paid for by.
    The drinks are on me tonight, boys.   The meal is on the house.   I paid for the airfare and meals for my family, but the hotel room was on the company.
  12. Used to indicate a means or medium.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
    I saw it on television.   Can't you see I'm on the phone?
  13. Indicating a means of subsistence.
    They lived on ten dollars a week.   The dog survived three weeks on rainwater.
  14. Away or occupied with (e.g. a scheduled activity).
    He's on his lunch break.   on vacation;  on holiday
  15. Denoting performance or action by contact with the surface, upper part, or outside of anything; hence, by means of; with.
    to play on a violin or piano
    Her words made a lasting impression on my mind.
  16. Regularly taking (a drug).
    You've been on these antidepressants far too long.   He's acting so strangely, I think he must be on something.
  17. Under the influence of (a drug).
    He's acting crazy because he's on crack right now.
  18. (mathematics) Having identical domain and codomain.
    a function on
  19. (mathematics) Having as domain and V as codomain, for some set V and integer n.
    an operator on
  20. (mathematics) Generated by.
    the free group on four letters
  21. Supported by (the specified part of itself).
    A table can't stand on two legs.   After resting on his elbows, he stood on his toes, then walked on his heels.
  22. At a given time after the start of something; at.
    • 2011 September 24, Aled Williams, “Chelsea 4-1 Swansea”, in BBC Sport:
      The Spain striker had given Chelsea the lead on 29 minutes but was shown a straight red card 10 minutes later for a rash challenge on Mark Gower.
  23. In addition to; besides; indicating multiplication or succession in a series.
    heaps on heaps of food
    mischief on mischief; loss on loss
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  24. (obsolete, regional) of
    • Shakespeare
      Be not jealous on me.
    • Shakespeare
      Or have we eaten on the insane root / That takes the reason prisoner?
  25. Indicating dependence or reliance; with confidence in.
    I depended on them for assistance.
    He will promise on certain conditions.
    Do you ever bet on horses?
  26. Toward; for; indicating the object of an emotion.
    Have pity or compassion on him.
  27. (obsolete) At the peril of, or for the safety of.
    • Dryden
      Hence, on thy life.
  28. In the service of; connected with; of the number of.
    He is on a newspaper; I am on the committee.
  29. By virtue of; with the pledge of.
    He affirmed or promised on his word, or on his honour.
  30. To the account or detriment of; denoting imprecation or invocation, or coming to, falling, or resting upon.
    On us be all the blame.
    A curse on him!
    Please don't tell on her and get her in trouble.
    He turned on her and has been her enemy ever since.
    He went all honest on me, making me listen to his confession.
    • Bible, Matthew xxvii. 25
      His blood be on us and on our children.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • depend on
  • put on airs
  • phrases starting with "on the"
Translations[edit]
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, Singapore) to switch on
    Can you on the light?
    Synonyms: turn on

Etymology 2[edit]

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[edit]

  • ohn

Preposition[edit]

on

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

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

on (uncountable)

  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.
    Most kanji have two kinds of reading, called "on" and "kun".

Anagrams[edit]

  • N.O., NO, No, No., no, no-, no.

Azeri[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillicон
Romanon
Perso-Arabic
Azeri cardinal numbers
 <  91011  > 
    Cardinal : on
    Ordinal : onuncu

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ōn (ten). Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (on, ten).

Numeral[edit]

on

  1. (cardinal) ten

Basque[edit]

Adjective[edit]

on

  1. good
  2. useful, convenient

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

on

  1. where

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Old High German unde (unti), but native at most in south-eastern dialects. Otherwise adopted from (early modern) German und, replacing native en, from Old High German indi (whence also Luxembourgish an).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /on/

Conjunction[edit]

on

  1. and
    Salz on Päfer
    salt and pepper

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

on, ōn

  1. (demonstrative) that; those

Related terms[edit]

  • in

References[edit]

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

Cornish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ôn

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

on m (plural en)

  1. lamb

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Numeral[edit]

on

  1. (cardinal) ten

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /on/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -on

Pronoun[edit]

on m

  1. he (third person personal singular)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • ona, ono
  • oni, ony

See also[edit]

  • ty
  • my
  • vy

Dutch[edit]

Adverb[edit]

on

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


Estonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈon/

Verb[edit]

on

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

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈon/
  • Hyphenation: on

Verb[edit]

on

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of olla.
    Se on tuolla.
    It is there.
    Se on ollut tuolla.
    It has been there.

Anagrams[edit]

  • no

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • l'on (formal)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French hom, om (nominative form), from the 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); German man (one, they, people); Dutch men (one, they, people).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: ont

Pronoun[edit]

on

  1. one, people, you, someone (an unspecified individual: indefinite personal pronoun)
    • 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...
    On ne peut pas pêcher iciYou can’t fish here
  2. (informal) we
    On s’est amusés.We had fun.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In spoken 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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (one): quelqu'un (in some contexts), l'on (formal)
  • (we): nous (in some contexts)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Esperanto: oni

Further reading[edit]

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

Anagrams[edit]

  • NO,

German Low German[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

on

  1. (in several dialects, including Low Prussian) Alternative form of un (and)
    Melk on Brot
    milk and bread

Ido[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /on/, /ɔn/

Pronoun[edit]

on

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

Interlingua[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

on

  1. one (indefinite personal pronoun)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

on

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おん

Karelian[edit]

Verb[edit]

on

  1. (there) is

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English on, from Proto-Indo-European [Term?]. More at English on.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /on/

Preposition[edit]

on

  1. in; on

Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈoːn/

Adverb[edit]

ōn

  1. again

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ana

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /on/

Preposition[edit]

on

  1. on, in, at, among

Adverb[edit]

on

  1. (with verbs of taking or depriving) from

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hon

Etymology[edit]

See hom, om.

Pronoun[edit]

on

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

Descendants[edit]

  • French: on

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔn/
  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

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

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

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • ona, ono
  • oni, one

Pronoun[edit]

on m

  1. (obsolete) this (demonstrative)

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • on in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Latin annus.

Noun[edit]

on m (plural ons)

  1. (Sutsilvan, Vallader) year

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ôːn/

Pronoun[edit]

ȏn (Cyrillic spelling о̑н)

  1. he

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

  • njezin
  • njegov

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔn/

Pronoun[edit]

on

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

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • on in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ́n/
  • Tonal orthography: ȍn

Pronoun[edit]

òn

  1. he

Declension[edit]

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

See also[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

on

  1. indefinite plural of o

Turkish[edit]

Turkish cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : on
    Ordinal : onuncu
    Distributive : onar
Turkish Wikipedia article on on

Etymology[edit]

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

Numeral[edit]

on

  1. (cardinal) ten

Declension[edit]


Turkmen[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Numeral[edit]

on

  1. (cardinal) ten

Venetian[edit]

Article[edit]

on m sg

  1. a, an

Usage notes[edit]

  • Variant of un

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French on.

Pronoun[edit]

on

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

Declension[edit]


Walloon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • onk

Etymology[edit]

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Numeral[edit]

on

  1. (cardinal) one