on Definition

  • 1physically in contact with and supported by a surface
  • 2continuing or not stopping
  • 3scheduled or planned for a certain time

Using on: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "on" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The book is on the table.

  • Example

    I'm on my way to work.

  • Example

    The meeting is on Monday.

on Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for on

Antonyms for on

Phrases with on

  • on and off

    happening irregularly or intermittently


    He's been working on and off for the company for years.

  • very busy or active


    She's always on the go, running from one meeting to another.

  • in agreement or understanding about something


    We need to make sure everyone is on the same page before we start the project.


Summary: on in Brief

The preposition 'on' [ษ’n] describes physical contact with a surface, continuity, and scheduled events. It can be used in phrases like 'on and off,' meaning irregularly, 'on the go,' indicating busyness, and 'on the same page,' referring to agreement.

How do native speakers use this expression?