Definitions for online
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word online
Describes actions performed over the internet.
He works online.
Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network.
Available over the Internet.
I prefer to read the online newspapers.
connected to the internet
I'll be online tonight, so I'll be able to reply to your email.
Available on a computer system, even if not networked.
Press the F1 key to access the online help.
Describes a system that is active, particularly building facilities (such as power) or a factory or power plant.
Online and offline
The terms "online" and "offline" have specific meanings in regard to computer technology and telecommunications in which "online" indicates a state of connectivity, while "offline" indicates a disconnected state. Common vernacular extended from their computing and telecommunication meanings and refers specifically to an internet connection. Lastly, in the area of human interaction and conversation, discussions taking place during a business meeting are "online", while issues that do not concern all participants of the meeting should be "taken offline" — continued outside of the meeting.
El Nino, El Niño, Lonnie
Translations for online
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for online »
Find a translation for the online definition in other languages:
Select another language: