A green pepper on (with its position being the upper surface of) a box




  • To an operating state.
  • So as to cover or be fitted.
  • Along, forwards (continuing an action).
  • In continuation, at length.
  • Later.
  • See also odds-on.



  • In the Japanese language, a pronunciation, or reading, of a kanji character that was originally based on the character's pronunciation in Chinese, contrasted with kun.


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  • From Middle English on, from Old English on, an, from Proto-Germanic *ana ("on, at"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂en-. Cognate with North Frisian a ("on, in"), Saterland Frisian an ("on, at"), West Frisian oan ("on, at"), Dutch aan ("on, at, to"), Low German an ("on, at"), German an ("to, at, on"), Swedish å ("on, at, in"), Faroese á ("on, onto, in, at"), Icelandic á ("on, in"), Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌰, Ancient Greek ἀνά ("up, upon"), Albanian në ("in"); and from Old Norse upp á: Danish på, Swedish på, Norwegian på, see upon.
  • From Old Norse ón, án, from Proto-Germanic *ēnu, *ēno, *ino, from Proto-Indo-European *anew, *enew. Cognate with North Frisian on ("without"), Middle Dutch an, on, Middle Low German āne ("without"), German ohne ("without"), Gothic 𐌹𐌽𐌿 ("without, except"), Ancient Greek ἄνευ ("without").
  • From Japanese 音読み.

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