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ON is sometimes a misspelling of an, know, no, not, of, off, one or own.

The word on is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective on

What does on mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: oner |

  1. in operation or operational
    • examples: left the oven on | the switch is in the on position
    • antonym: off
    • similar: connected
  2. (of events) planned or scheduled
    • examples: the picnic is on, rain or shine | we have nothing on for Friday night
    • antonym: off

Alternative definition of the adjective on

adjective

  1. in the state of being active, functioning or operating
  2. performing according to schedule
  3. [UK, informal] Acceptable, appropriate.
  4. [baseball, informal] Having reached a base as a runner and being positioned there, awaiting further action from a subsequent batter.

Definition of the adverb on

What does on mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. with a forward motion
    • examples: the circus traveled on to the next city | march on
    • synonym of on: along
  2. indicates continuity or persistence or concentration
    • examples: his spirit lives on | shall I read on?
  3. in a state required for something to function or be effective
    • examples: turn the lights on | get a load on

Alternative definition of the adverb on

adverb

  1. to an operating state
  2. along, forwards (continuing an action)
  3. in continuation, at length.
  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. [context: not US] Later.

Other definitions of on

What does on also mean?

abbreviation

  1. Ontario, a province of Canada.

Scrabble value of O1N1

The value of this 2-letter word is 2 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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