Definition of on:

part of speech: pronoun

One; they.

part of speech: adverb

Forward in progression; in continuance; without ceasing; opposed to off; on a sudden, suddenly.

part of speech: preposition

Above, and in contact with the upper surface of a thing; not off; upon; at or near; denoting dependence or reliance; denoting nearness or closeness; denoting addition or accumulation.

part of speech: interjection

A word of excitement or encouragement to attack or advance; a contraction for go on.

Usage examples:

  • " No, on the way home. Virginia Woolf in "Night and Day".
  • What on earth is that? Charles Weathers Bump in "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories".
  • The balloon is on fire! Ralph Bonehill in "Leo the Circus Boy".
  • She sat on my father's side of the fire. Alexander Irvine in "My Lady of the Chimney Corner".

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