DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

on the meaning

EN
  • Adverb
    1. (chiefly African American Vernacular, used with adjectives describing frequency) every; on such a basis.
      1. We go to school on the daily. ‎
      2. My sister gets in trouble on the regular. ‎
    2. Used other than as an idiom: see on,‎ the.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Healy’s first act was to crudely wipe out Forrest on the touchline. He saw yellow when it could have been red. Lafferty then had his name taken for a late one on Adam Matthews.
        • You'd better run over your statement before going on the platform.
        • There are dirty thumbmarks on the pages of this book.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • On the way to my office I imagined Cynthia as a chrysalis, my imposed burden of studenthood, falling off me, drifting into the night.
        • On the wedding-day the bridegroom, gorgeously arrayed, and mounted on his best horse or camel, proceeds with his friends to a "ziarat," or shrine, there to implore a blessing [ … ] .
        • On the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, American voters go to the polls for general elections.

    Meaning of on the for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "on the" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs
      Definiteness: Level 1
      12345678910
      Definite    ➨     Versatile
      Related Links:
      1. en on the qt
      2. en on the go
      3. en on the QT
      4. en on the up
      5. en on the sly
      0.136