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Definition of on
On Now strike your saile, ye jolly mariners, For we be come
unto a quiet rode [road]. --Spenser.
On, or Upon, the road, traveling or passing over a
road; coming or going; on the way.
My hat and wig will soon be here, They are upon the
Road agent, a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of
the unsettled western parts of the United States; -- a
humorous euphemism. [Western U.S.]
The highway robber -- road agent he is quaintly
called. --The century.
Road book, a quidebook in respect to roads and distances.
Road metal, the broken, stone used in macadamizing roads.
Road roller, a heavy roller, or combinations of rollers,
for making earth, macadam, or concrete roads smooth and
compact. -- often driven by steam.
Road runner (Zo["o]l.), the chaparral cock.
Road steamer, a locomotive engine adapted to running on
To go on the road, to engage in the business of a
commercial traveler. [Colloq.]
To take the road, to begin or engage in traveling.
To take to the road, to engage in robbery upon the
Syn: Way; highway; street; lane; pathway; route; passage;
course. See Way. on (b) To decline in condition; as, to run down in health.
To run down a coast, to sail along it.
To run for an office, to stand as a candidate for an
To run in or into.
(a) To enter; to step in.
(b) To come in collision with.
To run in trust, to run in debt; to get credit. [Obs.]
To run in with.
(a) To close; to comply; to agree with. [R.] --T. Baker.
(b) (Naut.) To make toward; to near; to sail close to; as,
to run in with the land.
To run mad, To run mad after or on. See under Mad.
To run on.
(a) To be continued; as, their accounts had run on for a
year or two without a settlement.
(b) To talk incessantly.
(c) To continue a course.
(d) To press with jokes or ridicule; to abuse with
sarcasm; to bear hard on.
(e) (Print.) To be continued in the same lines, without
making a break or beginning a new paragraph.
To run out.
(a) To come to an end; to expire; as, the lease runs out
(b) To extend; to spread. ``Insectile animals . . . run
all out into legs.' --Hammond.
(c) To expatiate; as, to run out into beautiful
(d) To be wasted or exhausted; to become poor; to become
extinct; as, an estate managed without economy will
soon run out.
And had her stock been less, no doubt She must
have long ago run out. --Dryden.
To run over.
(a) To overflow; as, a cup runs over, or the liquor runs
(b) To go over, examine, or rehearse cursorily.
(c) To ride or drive over; as, to run over a child.
To run riot, to go to excess.
To run through.
(a) To go through hastily; as to run through a book.
(b) To spend wastefully; as, to run through an estate.
To run to seed, to expend or exhaust vitality in producing
seed, as a plant; figuratively and colloquially, to cease
growing; to lose vital force, as the body or mind.
To run up, to rise; to swell; to grow; to increase; as,
accounts of goods credited run up very fast.
But these, having been untrimmed for many years, had
run up into great bushes, or rather dwarf trees.
To run with.
(a) To be drenched with, so that streams flow; as, the
streets ran with blood.
(b) To flow while charged with some foreign substance.
``Its rivers ran with gold.' --J. H. Newman. onRub Rub, v. i.
1. To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to
grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost.
2. To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore.
3. To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub through woods,
as huntsmen; to rub through the world.
To rub along or on, to go on with difficulty; as, they
manage, with strict economy, to rub along. [Colloq.] OnOn On, adv. [See On, prep.]
1. Forward, in progression; onward; -- usually with a verb of
motion; as, move on; go on. ``Time glides on.'
The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.
2. Forward, in succession; as, from father to son, from the
son to the grandson, and so on.
3. In continuance; without interruption or ceasing; as, sleep
on, take your ease; say on; sing on.
4. Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, ``He is neither on
nor off,' that is, he is not steady, he is irresolute.
5. Attached to the body, as clothing or ornament, or for use.
``I have boots on.' --B. Gonson.
He put on righteousness as a breastplate. --Is. lix.
6. In progress; proceeding; as, a game is on.
Note: On is sometimes used as an exclamation, or a command to
move or proceed, some verb being understood; as, on,
comrades; that is, go on, move on.
On and on, continuously; for a long time together.
``Toiling on and on and on.' --Longfellow. onOut Out, interj.
Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with
the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.
Out, idle words, servants to shallow fools ! --Shak.
Out upon or on! equivalent to ``shame upon!' ``away
with!' as, out upon you! OnTapis Ta"pis, n. [F. See Tapestry.]
Tapestry; formerly, the cover of a council table.
On, or Upon, the tapis, on the table, or under
consideration; as, to lay a motion in Parliament on the
tapis. onTail Tail, v. t.
1. To follow or hang to, like a tail; to be attached closely
to, as that which can not be evaded. [Obs.]
Nevertheless his bond of two thousand pounds,
wherewith he was tailed, continued uncanceled, and
was called on the next Parliament. --Fuller.
2. To pull or draw by the tail. [R.] --Hudibras.
To tail in or on (Arch.), to fasten by one of the ends
into a wall or some other support; as, to tail in a
Meaning of on from wikipedia
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