on

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on is part of the Basic English 850.
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on is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
on

Pronunciation[change]

Preposition[change]

Preposition
on

It is on the box
  1. positioned at the upper surface of, touching from above
    The apple is on the table.
  2. at the date of
    Tim was born on the 4th of July.
  3. to an operating state
    I turned the television on.
  4. along, forwards (continuing an action)
    drive on, rock on
  5. about, dealing with the subject of
    I have a book on history.
    There was a World Summit on the Information Society a few weeks ago.
  6. touching; hanging from
    I have no money on me at the moment.
    I would like to eat the fruit on the trees.
  7. because of, due to
    He was arrested on suspicion of bribery.
    I contacted Joanne on a hunch that she would know about it.
    The stock price increased on news of a new product.

Adjective[change]

Positive
on

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something is on, it is active, functioning or operating.
    The television is on.
    The lights are on, so it is very bright.

Antonyms[change]