Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • preposition On top of; to a position on; upon.
  • preposition Informal Fully aware of; informed about.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a function such that every element of the codomain is the value that corresponds to an element in the domain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of unto.
  • Toward and upon: as, the door opens directly onto the street.
  • To and in connection with.
  • To the top of; upon; on.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition On the top of; upon; on. See On to, under on, prep.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • preposition Upon; on top of.
  • preposition informal Aware of.
  • preposition mathematics Being an onto function with a codomain of (see below).
  • adjective mathematics, of a function Assuming each of the values in its codomain; having its range equal to its codomain.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Jam threw out the rotten apple, wiped that tray clean, and taped a label onto it.

    The Three Furies

  • I pretty much vomit sorry for the term onto the keyboard and type like crazy, not overthinking, just being totally honest about whats going on in here.

    Enough Already

  • “Do you remember taping the label onto the top of the box?”

    Carolina Mist

  • “Do you remember taping the label onto the top of the box?”

    Carolina Mist

  • “Do you remember taping the label onto the top of the box?”

    Carolina Mist

  • Perhaps Proctor & Gamble should throw their name onto the proceedings because of how deep we've entered soap opera territory.

    Will Durst: The GOP Soap Opera

  • Perhaps Proctor & Gamble should throw their name onto the proceedings because of how deep we've entered soap opera territory.

    Will Durst: The GOP Soap Opera

  • Several times he wrote his name onto the list for sick call, and waited to be escorted to the infirmary.

    SUPERBUG

  • Several times he wrote his name onto the list for sick call, and waited to be escorted to the infirmary.

    SUPERBUG

  • Several times he wrote his name onto the list for sick call, and waited to be escorted to the infirmary.

    SUPERBUG

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