onto something

Definition of onto something

:having done or discovered something important, special, etc.
  • When the crowd responded to the show so positively, we realized we were onto something.

Word by Word Definitions

onto play
  1. : to a position on

  2. : in or into a state of awareness about

  3. used as a function word to indicate a set each element of which is the image of at least one element of another set

  1. : mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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