on adverb Meaning in Cambridge English Kids' Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "on" - English Kids' Dictionary

See all translations

on

adverb
 
/ɒn/
A2 working or being used: He left the computer on all day. Is this microphone on?
A2 If you have something on, you are wearing it: She has a black coat on. Why don’t you put your new dress on?
B1 into a bus, train, plane, etc.: Amy got on at .
happening or planned: Is the party still on? I’ve got a lot on at the moment. What’s on at the cinema?
being broadcast or presented: My is on tomorrow.
used to show that an action or event continues: Our old traditions live on.
on and off If something happens on and off during a period of time, it happens sometimes: They’ve been seeing each other on and off since Christmas.
(Definition of on adverb from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “on” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
stretch the truth

to say something that is not completely honest in order to make someone or something seem better than it really is

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More