online

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See also: on line and on-line

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1950, from on +‎ line.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Attributive: enPR: ŏn'līn", IPA(key): /ˈɒnˌlaɪn/
  • Predicative: enPR: ŏnlīn', IPA(key): /ɒnˈlaɪn/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

online (comparative more online, superlative most online)

  1. Of a system: connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.
    1. Of a generator or power plant: connected to the grid.
    2. Of a computer: actively connected to the Internet or to some other communications service.
      Is this modem online?
  2. Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.
    • 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8837, page 74:
      In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.
    I prefer to read online newspapers.
  3. Connected to the Internet.
    I'll be online tonight, so I'll be able to reply to your email.
  4. Available on a computer system, even if not networked.
    Press the F1 key to access the online help.
    The program comes with an online manual.
  5. Of a system: active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.
    The power is online.
    Once this factory comes online, it will double car production in our country!

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hungarian: online
  • Italian: online
  • Korean: 온라인 (ollain)
  • Polish: online
  • Portuguese: online
  • Spanish: online

Translations[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

online (not comparable)

  1. While online; while in a running or active state, or connected to the Internet.
    He works online.
    • 2004, Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess, Napoleon Dynamite:
      Kip (Aaron Ruell): Well, things are getting pretty serious right now. I mean, we chat online for, like, two hours every day so I guess you could say things are gettin' pretty serious.

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Verb[edit]

online (third-person singular simple present onlines, present participle onlining, simple past and past participle onlined)

  1. (computing, transitive) To bring (a system, etc.) online; to promote to an active or running state.
    • 2013, John Clarke, Oracle Exadata Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (page 219)
      The output in Listing 8-2 shows your disk group status prior to onlining the disks, the commands to online your disks, and the status after onlining.

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • on line (chiefly adverbial and predicative, superseded)
  • on-line (chiefly adverbial and predicative, superseded)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English online. The forms on line and on-line are older in Dutch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔnˈlɑi̯n/, (chiefly attributive and in compounds) /ˈɔn.lɑi̯n/
  • Hyphenation: on‧li‧ne

Adverb[edit]

online

  1. online (on, via or connected to the Internet or another network) [from 1960s]

Adjective[edit]

online (not comparable)

  1. online (on, via, connected or related to the Internet or another network) [from 1960s]

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of online
uninflected online
inflected online
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial online
indefinite m./f. sing. online
n. sing. online
plural online
definite online
partitive onlines

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈonlɑi̯n/, [ˈo̞nlɑi̯n]

Adverb[edit]

online

  1. online; used also as modifier in compound terms, often with a hyphen and as uninflected attribute
    Haluan hoitaa pankkiasiani online.
    I want to handle my banking business online.
    Olen X-pankin online-asiakas.
    I'm an online customer of X Bank.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English online.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈonlaːjn]
  • Hyphenation: on‧line
  • Rhymes: -aːjn

Adjective[edit]

online (not comparable)

  1. online

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English online.

Adjective[edit]

online (invariable) (Also: on line, on-line)

  1. online

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English online.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

online (not comparable)

  1. online (performed over Internet)

Further reading[edit]

  • online in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • online in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English online.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

online (invariable, comparable)

  1. online (connected to the Internet)
    O computador está online.
    The computer is online.
    Synonym: conectado
  2. online (which takes place over the Internet)
    Comunicação online.
    Online communication.
    Synonyms: electrónico, em linha

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English online.

Adjective[edit]

online (plural online)

  1. online