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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English on, originally an. From Germanic *ana. Related forms: Οld High German ana (German an, Οld Dutch an, ane (Dutch aan), Οld Frisian ana, Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌰 (ana), Οld Norse á, Icelandic á, Faeroese á, Danish , Swedish, , Norwegian . Possibly related to Greek ἀνά (upward).

Preposition

A green pepper on a box(1)

on

  1. Positioned at the upper surface of, touching from above.
    on the table
  2. covering
  3. At the date of.
    Born on the 4th of July.
  4. Dealing with the subject of, about, or concerning something.
    A book on history.
    The World Summit on the Information Society.
  5. Touching; hanging from.
    I have no money on me.
    The fruit on the trees.
    The painting hangs on the wall.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having V as both domain and codomain.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having Vn as domain and V as codomain.
  8. Because of, or due to something.
    To arrest someone on suspicion of bribery.
    To contact someone on a hunch.
    The stock price increased on news of a new product.
  9. Paid for by.
    The drinks are on me tonight, boys.
    The meal is on the house.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

on (not comparable)
  1. active, functioning, operating
  2. (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

Antonyms

Translations

Adverb

on (not comparable)
  1. to an operating state
    turn the television on
  2. along, forwards (continuing an action)
    drive on, rock on

Antonyms

Translations


Catalan

Pronoun

on

  1. where

Crimean Tatar

Cardinal number

on

  1. (cardinal) ten

Croatian

Pronoun

ȏn

  1. he

Declension

Declension of on Singular Plural
Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ȏn òna òno òni òne òna
Genitive njȅga, ga njȇ, je njȅga, ga njȋh, ih njȋh, ih njȋh, ih
Dative njȅmu, mu njȏj, joj njȅmu, mu njȉma, im njȉma, im njȉma, im
Accusative njȅga, ga, nj njȗ, ju, je, nju njȅga, ga, nj njȋh, ih njȋh, ih njȋh, ih
Vocative - - - - - -
Locative njȅm, njȅmu njȏj njȅm, njȅmu njȉma njȉma njȉma
Instrumental njȋm, njíme njȏm, njóme njȋm, njíme njȉma njȉma njȉma

Czech

Pronunciation

Pronoun

on

  1. he (third person personal, m. 'sg.)

Related terms

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Dutch

Adverb

on

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

Estonian

Etymology

Inflected form of olema.

Pronunciation

Verb

on

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of olema.
    See on seal.
    It is there.
    See on seal olnud.
    It has been there.

Finnish

Etymology

Inflected form of olla.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [on]
  • Hyphenation: on

Verb

on

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

French

Pronunciation

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Pronoun

on

  1. one, people, someone
  2. we

Synonyms


Japanese

Noun

on (hiragana おん)

  1. : sound; note
  2. : obligation

Derived terms


Lingua Franca Nova

on

Pronoun

on

  1. one, people, someone

Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *ana

Preposition

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  1. on

Polish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

on (plural: personal only oni, all other one)[[Category:Template:lang:pl pronouns|on]]

  1. he for animate, it for inanimate (third person, m. sg.).

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Slovak

Pronoun

on

  1. he (third person, personal, m. sg.)

Related terms

See also


Slovene

Pronoun

on m. (third-person masculine singular personal pronoun)

  1. he

Related terms


Swedish

Noun

on

  1. Plural form of letter o.

Turkish

Cardinal number

on

  1. (cardinal) ten

Volapük

Cardinal number

on (bal)

  1. (cardinal) one

Pronoun

on

  1. one, neuter of person

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