Idioms

Origin of on

before 900; Middle English on, an, Old English: on, in, to; cognate with Dutch aan, German an, Old Norse ā, Gothic ana; akin to Greek aná up, upon (see ana-)

Can be confused

on on to onto
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British Dictionary definitions for on to (1 of 3)

On

/ (ɒn) /

noun

the ancient Egyptian and biblical name for Heliopolis

British Dictionary definitions for on to (2 of 3)

ON


abbreviation for

Old Norse
(esp in postal addresses) Ontario

British Dictionary definitions for on to (3 of 3)

Word Origin for on

Old English an, on; related to Old Saxon an, Old High German, Gothic ana
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Idioms and Phrases with on to

on to


see be on to.

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