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!
  6. (slang) Immersed in Internet culture. (Usually modified by an intensifier such as extremely or terminally)
    • 2019, A.O. Scott, “'The Image Book' Review: Godard Looks at Violence, and Movies”, in The New York Times[2]:
      To borrow an idiom from the extremely online, late Godard is a mood.

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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, spoken by 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

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative online online-ok
accusative online-t online-okat
dative online-nak online-oknak
instrumental online-nal online-okkal
causal-final online-ért online-okért
translative online-ná online-okká
terminative online-ig online-okig
essive-formal online-ként online-okként
essive-modal
inessive online-ban online-okban
superessive online-on online-okon
adessive online-nál online-oknál
illative online-ba online-okba
sublative online-ra online-okra
allative online-hoz online-okhoz
elative online-ból online-okból
delative online-ról online-okról
ablative online-tól online-októl
non-attributive
possessive - singular
online-é online-oké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
online-éi online-okéi

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 (invariable)

  1. online