on in the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

Translations for on in the English»French Dictionary

I.on [Brit ɒn, Am ɑn, ɔn] PREP When on is used as a straightforward preposition expressing position ( on the beach, on the table) it is generally translated by sur: sur la plage, sur la table; on it is translated by dessus: there's a table over there, put the key on it = il y a une table là-bas, mets la clé dessus.
on is often used in verb combinations in English ( depend on, rely on, cotton on etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( depend, rely, cotton on etc.).
If you have doubts about how to translate a phrase or expression beginning with on ( on demand, on impulse, on top etc.) consult the appropriate noun or other entry ( demand, impulse, top etc.).
This dictionary contains usage notes on such topics as dates, islands, rivers etc. Many of these use the preposition on. For the index to these notes .
For examples of the above and further uses of on, see the entry below.

1. on (position):

II.on [Brit ɒn, Am ɑn, ɔn] ADJ

1. on (taking place, happening):

2. on (being broadcast, performed, displayed):

III.on [Brit ɒn, Am ɑn, ɔn] ADV

IV.on [Brit ɒn, Am ɑn, ɔn] on and off, a. off and on ADV

VI.on [Brit ɒn, Am ɑn, ɔn]

on → get

See also turn on, try, tranquillizer, top, tie, switch on, slap, sew, screw, rely, read, put, press, PIN, pill, pep pill, pat, overtime, odds, now, move, live2, live1, lip-read, later, late, jump, impulse, house, hour, horseback, hit, hang, grant, go, get, garlic press, foot, expense, DOT, dole, direct hit, depend, demand, credit, cotton on, cider press, carry, antibiotic

I.turn on VERB [Brit təːn -, Am tərn -] (turn on)

II.turn on VERB [Brit təːn -, Am tərn -] (turn on [sth], turn [sth] on)

III.turn on VERB [Brit təːn -, Am tərn -] (turn [sb] on, turn on [sb] inf)

I.try <pl tries> [Brit trʌɪ, Am traɪ] NOUN

1. try (attempt):

II.try <pl tries> [Brit trʌɪ, Am traɪ] VERB trans <prét, part passé tried>

2. try (test out):

III.try <pl tries> [Brit trʌɪ, Am traɪ] VERB intr <prét, part passé tried>

1. try (make attempt):

IV.try <pl tries> [Brit trʌɪ, Am traɪ]

tranquillizer, tranquilizer Am [Brit ˈtraŋkwɪlʌɪzə, Am ˈtræŋkwəˌlaɪzər] NOUN

I.top [Brit tɒp, Am tɑp] NOUN

1. top (highest or furthest part):

II.top [Brit tɒp, Am tɑp] ADJ

1. top (highest):

IV.top <part prés topping; prét, part passé topped> [Brit tɒp, Am tɑp] VERB trans

I.tie [Brit tʌɪ, Am taɪ] NOUN

II.tie <part prés tying> [Brit tʌɪ, Am taɪ] VERB trans

3. tie (link):

III.tie <part prés tying> [Brit tʌɪ, Am taɪ] VERB intr

IV.to tie oneself to VERB refl

I.switch on VERB [Brit swɪtʃ -, Am swɪtʃ -] (switch on) ELEC

II.switch on VERB [Brit swɪtʃ -, Am swɪtʃ -] (switch on [sth], switch [sth] on)

I.slap [Brit slap, Am slæp] NOUN

II.slap [Brit slap, Am slæp] ADV

slap → slap bang

III.slap <part prés slapping; prét, part passé slapped> [Brit slap, Am slæp] VERB trans

1. slap (hit):

I.sew <prét sewed; part passé sewn, sewed> [Brit səʊ, Am soʊ] VERB trans

II.sew <prét sewed; part passé sewn, sewed> [Brit səʊ, Am soʊ] VERB intr

I.screw [Brit skruː, Am skru] NOUN

II.screw [Brit skruː, Am skru] VERB trans

III.screw [Brit skruː, Am skru] VERB intr

IV.screw [Brit skruː, Am skru]

rely [Brit rɪˈlʌɪ, Am rəˈlaɪ] VERB intr