onto

  • 1 onto — W2S1 also on to [ ɔntə before vowels ɔntu $ a:n , o:n ] prep 1.) used to say that someone or something moves to a position on a surface, area, or object ▪ She watched him walk onto the platform. ▪ Don t jump onto (=into) the bus while it s moving …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 onto- — ♦ Élément, du gr. ôn, ontos « l être, ce qui est ». onto élément, du gr. ôn, ontos, l étant, l être, ce qui est . ⇒ONT(O) , (ONT , ONTO )élém. formant I. PHILOS., LING. Élém. tiré du gr. , , part. prés. substantivé au neutre du gr. «je suis»,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 onto, on, on to — Onto and on are sometimes used interchangeably, but onto more strongly suggests movement toward something. The dog jumped on the table may mean that he was already on the table, jumping. The dog jumped onto the table clearly indicates that he… …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 4 onto — Element prim de compunere savantă cu sensul de fiinţă , existenţă . [< fr., it. onto , cf. gr. on, ontos]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 27.06.2005. Sursa: DN  ONT(O) elem. fiinţă, existenţă . (< fr. ont/o/, cf. gr. on, ontos) …

    Dicționar Român

  • 5 onto- — word forming element meaning a being, individual; being, existence, from Gk. onto , from stem of on (gen. ontos) being, neuter prp. of einai to be (see ESSENCE (Cf. essence)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 onto — or on to [än′to͞o] prep. 1. to and upon; to a position on ☆ 2. Slang aware of or familiar with, esp. aware of the real nature or meaning of [they re onto our schemes] …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Onto — On to, prep. [On + to. Cf. {Into}.] On the top of; upon; on. See {On to}, under {On}, prep. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 onto- — [dal gr. ṓn óntos, part. pres. di eimí essere ]. 1. (filos.) Primo elemento di parole composte in cui significa essere, esistenza, ente (ontologia ). 2. (biol.) Primo elemento di parole composte dove significa essere vivente, organismo vivente… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 9 onto — 1580s, as on to, from ON (Cf. on) + TO (Cf. to). Appeared much later than parallel INTO (Cf. into). As a closed compound (on analogy of into), first recorded 1715 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 onto- — elem. de comp. Exprime a noção de ser, criatura (ex.: ontogênese).   ‣ Etimologia: grego on, onthos, particípio presente de eimi, ser …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 11 onto- — DEFINICIJA kao prvi dio riječi označava ono što se odnosi na biće, bitak, postojanje [ontologija] ETIMOLOGIJA grč. ón <G óntos>: ono što jest, biće ← eȋnai: biti …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 12 onto- — [än′tō, än′tə] [< Gr ōn (gen. ontos), prp. of einai, to be < IE base * es > IS1] combining form 1. being, existence [ontology] 2. organism [ontogeny]: Also, before a vowel, ont …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 onto — [[t]ɒ̱ntu[/t]] ♦♦♦ (The spelling on to is also used.) 1) PREP If something moves or is put onto an object or surface, it is then on that object or surface. I took my bags inside, lowered myself onto the bed and switched on the TV... Smear… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 onto — on|to [ antə ] preposition *** 1. ) into a position on an object or surface: A tree fell onto a car, trapping the people inside. Marilyn emptied her shopping bag onto the carpet. He climbed onto the roof to get a better view. a ) to an area that… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 onto */*/*/ — UK [ˈɒntə] / US [ˈɑntə] preposition 1) into a position on an object or surface He climbed onto the roof to get a better view. A tree fell onto a car, trapping the people inside. Marilyn emptied her shopping bag onto the carpet. a) to an area that …

    English dictionary

  • 16 onto — / ontu/; before consonants preposition 1 used with verbs expressing movement meaning in or on a particular place: The men managed to jump onto the train while it was moving. | Some paint was dripping off the ceiling onto the floor. 2 a) be onto… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 onto*/*/*/ — [ˈɒntə] preposition 1) into a position on an object or surface A tree fell onto a car, trapping the people inside.[/ex] Marilyn emptied her shopping bag onto the carpet.[/ex] 2) into a bus, train, ship, aircraft etc Slater tried to carry a gun… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 ONTO — prep. disp. to a position or state on or in contact with (cf. on to). Usage: The form onto is still not fully accepted in the way that into is, although it is in wide use. It is however useful in distinguishing sense as between we drove on to the …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 onto — /ˈɒntu / (say ontooh) preposition 1. to a place or position on; upon; on: to get onto a box. 2. aware of (especially something improper or secret): the police are onto that scheme. 3. in communication with: she s onto the police now. Usage: Some… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 onto — on to, onto On to is recorded in continuous use as a complex preposition from the late 16c, and the one word form onto from the early 18c. In modern use both forms are found; onto has become more common in recent years but has still not achieved… …

    Modern English usage


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