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preposition - Used to indicate position above and supported by or in contact with: The vase is on the table. We rested on our hands and knees.

preposition - Used to indicate contact with or extent over (a surface) regardless of position: a picture on the wall; a rash on my back.

preposition - Used to indicate location at or along: the pasture on the south side of the river; a house on the highway.

preposition - Used to indicate proximity: a town on the border.

preposition - Used to indicate attachment to or suspension from: beads on a string.

preposition - Used to indicate figurative or abstract position: on the young side, but experienced; on her third beer; stopped on chapter two.

preposition - Used to indicate actual motion toward, against, or onto: jumped on the table; the march on Washington.

preposition - Used to indicate figurative or abstract motion toward, against, or onto: going on six o'clock; came on the answer by accident.

preposition - Used to indicate occurrence at a given time: on July third; every hour on the hour.

preposition - Used to indicate the particular occasion or circumstance: On entering the room, she saw him.

preposition - Used to indicate the object affected by actual, perceptible action: The spotlight fell on the actress. He knocked on the door.

preposition - Used to indicate the object affected by a figurative action: Have pity on them.

preposition - Used to indicate the object of an action directed, tending, or moving against it: an attack on the fortress.

preposition - Used to indicate the object of perception or thought: gazed on the vista; meditated on his actions.

preposition - Used to indicate the agent or agency of a specified action: cut his foot on the broken glass; talked on the telephone.

preposition - Used to indicate a medicine or other corrective taken or undertaken routinely: went on a strict diet.

preposition - Used to indicate a substance that is the cause of an addiction, a habit, or an altered state of consciousness: high on dope.

preposition - Used to indicate a source or basis: "We will reach our judgments not on intentions or on promises but on deeds and on results” ( Margaret Thatcher).

preposition - Used to indicate a source of power or energy: The car runs on methane.

preposition - Used to indicate the state or process of: on leave; on fire; on the way.

preposition - Used to indicate the purpose of: travel on business.

preposition - Used to indicate a means of conveyance: ride on a train.

preposition - Used to indicate availability by means of: beer on tap; a physician on call.

preposition - Used to indicate belonging to: a nurse on the hospital staff.

preposition - Used to indicate addition or repetition: heaped error on error.

preposition - Concerning; about: a book on astronomy.

preposition - Concerning and to the disadvantage of: We have some evidence on him.

preposition - Informal In one's possession; with: I haven't a cent on me.

preposition - At the expense of; compliments of: drinks on the house.

adverb - In or into a position or condition of being supported by or in contact with something: Put the coffee on.

adverb - In or into a position of being attached to or covering something: Put your clothes on.

adverb - In the direction of something: He looked on while the ship docked.

adverb - Toward or at a point lying ahead in space or time; forward: The play moved on to the next city.

adverb - At or to a more distant point in time or space: I'll do it later on.

adverb - In a continuous course: He worked on quietly.

adverb - In or into performance or operation: Turn on the radio.

adverb - In progress or action; in a state of activity: The show must go on.

adverb - In or at the present position or condition: stay on; hang on.

adverb - In a condition of being scheduled for or decided upon: There is a party on tonight.

adjective - Being in operation: The television is on.

adjective - Engaged in a given function or activity, such as a vocal or dramatic role: You're on in five minutes!

adjective - Under or behaving as if under observation: A minister is always on.

adjective - Informal Functioning or performing at a high degree of competence or energy: The goalie is really on.

adjective - Planned; intended: We have nothing much on for this weekend.

adjective - Happening; taking place: The parade is on.

adjective - Baseball Having reached base safely; on base: Two runners are on.

idiom - be on to Slang To be aware of or have information about: You'll never deceive us again; we're on to you.

idiom - on and off Intermittently.

idiom - on and on Without stopping; continuously.

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