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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   6. In progress; proceeding; ongoing; as, a game is on.
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   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.
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   On and on, continuously; for a long time together. "Toiling
      on and on and on." --Longfellow.
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