online etymology

English word online comes from English line, English on

Detailed word origin of online

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
line English (eng) (transitive, now, rare, of a dog) to copulate with, to impregnate. (obsolete) Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax. (transitive) To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen.. (transitive) To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.. To reinforce (the back of a book) with glue and glued scrap material such as fabric or paper. (baseball, [...]
on English (eng) (informal) In the possession of.. (mathematics) Generated by.. (mathematics) Having V^n as domain and V as codomain, for some set V and integer n.. (mathematics) Having identical domain and codomain.. (obsolete) At the peril of, or for the safety of.. (obsolete, regional) of. Regularly taking (a drug).. Under the influence of (a drug).. At a given time after the start of something; at.. At [...]
online English (eng) Available on a computer system, even if not networked.. Available over, or delivered from, the Internet.. Connected to the Internet.. Describes a computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service – i.e., not simply with the cable plugged in, but has established a connection to a larger network (e.g., by dialing up).. Describes a generator or power plant [...]

Words with the same origin as online

Descendants of line
Descendants of on
acknowledge acknowledged