On

On

, adv. [See On, prep.] 1. Forward, in progression; onward; -- usually with a verb of motion; as, move on; go on; the beat goes on. "Time glides on." Macaulay.
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The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.
Shak.
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2. Forward, in succession; as, from father to son, from the son to the grandson, and so on.
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3. In continuance; without interruption or ceasing; as, sleep on, take your ease; say on; sing on.
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4. Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, "He is neither on nor off," that is, he is not steady, he is irresolute.
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5. Attached to the body, as clothing or ornament, or for use. "I have boots on." B. Gonson.
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He put on righteousness as a breastplate.
Is. lix. 17.
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6. In progress; proceeding; ongoing; as, a game is on.
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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.
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On and on, continuously; for a long time together. "Toiling on and on and on." Longfellow.
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