[on-tair-ee-oh] /ɒnˈtɛər iˌoʊ/
a province in S Canada, bordering on the Great Lakes. 412,582 sq. mi. (1,068,585 sq. km).
Lake, a lake between the NE United States and S Canada, between New York and Ontario province: the smallest of the Great Lakes. 193 miles (310 km) long; 7540 sq. mi. (19,530 sq. km).
a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
a province of central Canada: lies mostly on the Canadian Shield and contains the fertile plain of the lower Great Lakes and the St Lawrence River, one of the world’s leading industrial areas; the second largest and the most populous province. Capital: Toronto. Pop: 12 392 721 (2004 est). Area: 891 198 sq km (344 092 sq miles) Abbreviation Ont., ON
Lake Ontario, a lake between the US and Canada, bordering on New York State and Ontario province: the smallest of the Great Lakes; linked with Lake Erie by the Niagara River and Welland Canal; drained by the St Lawrence. Area: 19 684 sq km (7600 sq miles)
from Mohawk (Iroquoian) ontari:io “beautiful lake” or “great lake,” from /-qtar-/ “lake, river.” Related: Ontarian.
Province in central Canada, bordered by Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north; Quebec to the east; the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, and Minnesota to the south; and Manitoba to the west. Its capital and largest city is Toronto.
Note: The Canadian side of Niagara Falls is in southern Ontario.
Note: Ottawa, Canada’s capital, is in southeastern Ontario.
Note: Ontario is the most heavily industrialized, populous, and prosperous province in Canada.
adjective See on task
- On the back burner
adverb phrase Not being actively considered; in reserve; on hold: I have some good projects on the back burner right now (1960+)
- On the bandwagon
adverb phrase Agreeing with the majority; following popular opinion: so many on the bandwagon with wearing flip-flops in the winter
- On the barrel
see: cash on the barrel