Part Of Speech: preposition
Definition: Positioned at the upper surface of, touching from above.
Example: A vase of flowers stood on the table.
Definition: Positioned at or resting against the outer surface of; attached to.
Example: He had a scar on the side of his face.
Definition: Expressing figurative placement or attachment.
Example: All of the responsibility is on him.
Definition: Denoting performance or action by contact with the surface, upper part, or outside of anything; hence, by means of; with.
Example: to play on a violin or piano
Definition: At or in (a certain region or location).
Example: The lighthouse that you can see is on the mainland.
Definition: Near; adjacent to; alongside.
Example: Croton-on-Hudson, Rostov-on-Don, Southend-on-Sea
Definition: Supported by (the specified part of itself).
Example: A table can't stand on two legs.
Definition: So as to impart force to.
Example: tug on the rope; push hard on the door
Definition: So as to impact; against.
Example: I stubbed my toe on an old tree stump.
Example: He wore old shoes on his feet.
Definition: (with certain modes of transport, especially public transport) Inside (a vehicle) for the purpose of travelling.
Example: on a bus, on a train, on a plane
Definition: At the date of.
Example: Born on the 4th of July.
Definition: Some time during the day of.
Example: Can I see you on a different day?
Definition: At a given time after the start of something; at.
Example: Smith scored again on twelve minutes, doubling Mudchester Rovers' lead.
Definition: Dealing with the subject of; about; concerning.
Example: I have no opinion on this subject.
Definition: In the possession of.
Example: I haven't got any money on me.
Definition: Because of, or due to.
Example: to arrest someone on suspicion of bribery
Definition: Upon; at the time of (and often because of).
Example: On Jack's entry, William got up to leave.
Definition: Paid for by.
Example: I paid for the airfare and meals for my family, but the hotel room was on the company.
Definition: Indicating a means or medium.
Example: Can't you see I'm on the phone?
Definition: Indicating the target of, or thing affected by, an event or action.
Example: Her words made a lasting impression on my mind.
Definition: Toward; for; indicating the object of an emotion.
Example: Have pity or compassion on him.
Definition: Indicating a means of subsistence.
Example: The dog survived three weeks on rainwater.
Definition: Away or occupied with (e.g. a scheduled activity).
Example: He's on his lunch break.
Definition: Regularly taking (a drug).
Example: He's acting so strangely, I think he must be on something.
Definition: Under the influence of (a drug).
Example: He's acting crazy because he's on crack right now.
Definition: Having identical domain and codomain.
Example: a function on
Definition: Having V^n as domain and V as codomain, for some set V and integer n.
Example: an operator on
Definition: Generated by.
Example: the free group on four letters
Definition: In addition to; besides; indicating multiplication or succession in a series.
Example: heaps on heaps of food
Definition: Indicating dependence or reliance; with confidence in.
Example: He will promise on certain conditions.
Definition: At the peril of, or for the safety of.
Definition: In the service of; connected with; of the number of.
Example: He is on a newspaper; I am on the committee.
Definition: By virtue of; with the pledge of.
Example: He affirmed or promised on his word, or on his honour.
Definition: To the account or detriment of; denoting imprecation or invocation, or coming to, falling, or resting upon.
Example: A curse on him!
Definition: (especially when numbers of combatants or competitors are specified) Against; in opposition to.
Example: The fight was three on one, and he never stood a chance.