AskDefine | Define OK

Dictionary Definition

ok adj : being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition; "an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine" [syn: all right, fine, o.k., okay, hunky-dory]

Noun

1 a state in south central United States [syn: Oklahoma, Sooner State]
2 an endorsement; "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead" [syn: O.K., okay, okey, okeh] adv : sentence-initial expression of agreement [syn: very well, fine, alright, all right]o.k. adj : being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition; "an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine" [syn: all right, fine, ok, okay, hunky-dory] n : an endorsement; "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead" [syn: OK, okay, okey, okeh] adv : in a satisfactory or adequate manner; "she'll do okay on her own"; "held up all right under pressure"; (`alright' is a nonstandard variant of `all right') [syn: okay, all right, alright] v : give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies" [syn: approve, okay, sanction] [ant: disapprove]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology 1

Abbreviated fanciful spelling of "all correct" as part of a fad for similar comical abbreviations (of which no others have survived) in the United States in the late 1830s.

Alternative forms

Noun

  1. endorsement; approval
    We can start as soon as we get the OK.
Translations
endorsement; approval

Verb

  1. to approve
    I don't want to OK this amount of money.

Adjective

  1. all right, permitted
    Do you think it's OK to stay here for the night?
  2. satisfactory, reasonably good; not exceptional
    The soup was OK, but the dessert was excellent.
  3. in good health or a good emotional state
    He's not feeling well now, but he should be OK after some rest.
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Translations
all right, permitted
  • Chinese: OK
  • French: (be OK) aller (verb)
  • Italian: (be OK) andare bene (verb)
  • Vietnamese: được
satisfactory
in good health or in a good emotional state
  • French: (be OK): aller (bien) (verb)
  • Italian: (be OK): stare bene (verb)
  • Latin: (be in good health) salvēre (verb)
  • Vietnamese: khỏe

Adverb

  1. satisfactorily, sufficiently well
    The team did OK in the playoffs.
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Interjection

OK!
  1. An utterance expressing exasperation, similar to "all right!"
    OK! I get it! Stop nagging me!
  2. Used to introduce a sentence in order to draw attention to the importance of what is being said.
    OK, I'm thinking of a number...
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Etymology 2

OK

Mandarin

Interjection

  1. OK; acceptable; passed
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Swedish

Adverb

OK

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Adjective

OK

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Interjection

OK

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Extensive Definition

OK is a form of the word okay, and it may also refer to:
In abbreviations and acronyms:
In magazines:
  • OK!, a British celebrity magazine
  • OK magazine, a Dutch pro-pedophile activism publication by Vereniging MARTIJN
In music:
In other uses:

See also

OK in Czech: OK
OK in Danish: OK
OK in German: OK
OK in Esperanto: Ok (apartigilo)
OK in French: OK
OK in Korean: OK
OK in Italian: OK
OK in Hungarian: OK
OK in Dutch: Ok
OK in Norwegian: Ok
OK in Japanese: OK
OK in Finnish: OK
OK in Swedish: Ok

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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