Definition: 'Onto'

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 2

Results for word: onto

Grammatical Information:
  • Preposition
  • Usually followed by a gerund rather than an infinitive
  • Prepositions connect words together
  • If a preposition isn't connecting words but modifying one word, as in many phrasal verbs, it can be called a Particle (or an Adverb)
Usage Notes:
  • ON can describe location or movement; ONTO can only describe movement
  • INTO and ONTO are often used when the idea of movement is important
Lexical Information:
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus

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Similar Words (using 'onto' as word stem):

Prefix + 'onto'

conto, fronto, pronto, toronto,

'onto' + Suffix

ontogeneses, ontogenesis, ontogenetic, ontogenetical, ontogenetically, ontogenic, ontogenical, ontogenically, ontogenies, ontogeny, ontological, ontologically, ontologies, ontologist, ontologists, ontology, ontoness,