online

adjective
on·​line | \ ˈȯn-ˈlīn How to pronounce online (audio) , ˈän-ˈlīn How to pronounce online (audio) \

Definition of online

: connected to, served by, or available through a system and especially a computer or telecommunications system (such as the Internet) an online database also : done while connected to such a system online shopping online games online searching

Other Words from online

online adverb

Examples of online in a Sentence

The city libraries are all online. He likes to engage in online chats.
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First Known Use of online

1950, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2022

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“Online.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/online. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for online

online

adjective or adverb
on·​line | \ ˈȯn-ˌlīn How to pronounce online (audio) , ˈän- \

Kids Definition of online

: connected to, directly controlled by, or available through a computer system an online database working online

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