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

Definition for ons (2 of 2)

On

[ on ]
/ ɒn /

noun

Biblical name of Heliopolis.
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British Dictionary definitions for ons (1 of 4)

ONS


abbreviation for (in Britain)

Office for National Statistics

British Dictionary definitions for ons (2 of 4)

On

/ (ɒn) /

noun

the ancient Egyptian and biblical name for Heliopolis

British Dictionary definitions for ons (3 of 4)

ON


abbreviation for

Old Norse
(esp in postal addresses) Ontario

British Dictionary definitions for ons (4 of 4)

Word Origin for on

Old English an, on; related to Old Saxon an, Old High German, Gothic ana
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