onto Definition

  • 1to a position on the surface of something
  • 2aware of or familiar with something

Using onto: Examples

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

  • Example

    He climbed onto the roof.

  • Example

    She held onto the railing tightly.

  • Example

    I'm onto your scheme.

  • Example

    I'm not onto what you're saying.

onto Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for onto


Summary: onto in Brief

The preposition 'onto' [ˈɒntuː] indicates movement to a position on the surface of something. It can also mean being aware of or familiar with something, as in 'I'm onto your scheme.'

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