Definitions for OKˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Oklahoma.

OKˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ(adj.; adv.; n.)(pl.)OKs or OK's or O.K.'s or o•kays

or O.K. or o•kay

  1. (adj.)all right; satisfactory:

    Is everything OK?

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  2. correct, permissible, or acceptable.

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  3. feeling well.

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  4. safe; sound.

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  5. adequate but unremarkable.

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  6. estimable, likable, or dependable.

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  7. (adv.)all right; well enough; successfully; fine:

    He sings OK.

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  8. (used to request or express agreement, acknowledgment, approval, etc.)

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  9. (n.)an approval, agreement, or endorsement.

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  10. (v.t.)to endorse or indicate approval of; authorize.

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Origin of OK:

initials of a facetious folk phonetic spelling, e.g., oll or orl korrect representing all correct, first attested in Boston in 1839, then used in 1840 by Democrat partisans of Martin Van Buren, who allegedly named their organization, the O.K. Club, in allusion to the initials of Old Kinderhook, Van Buren's nickname, derived from his birthplace, Kinderhook, New York

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oklahoma, Sooner State, OK(noun)

    a state in south central United States

  2. O.K., OK, okay, okey, okeh(adj)

    an endorsement

    "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"

  3. all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory(adverb)

    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"

  4. very well, fine, alright, all right, OK(adverb)

    an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence


  1. OK(ProperNoun)

    a state of the United States of America.

  2. Origin: Possibly from one of the following:


  1. OK

    The OK Dinghy is an international class sailing dinghy, designed by Knud Olsen in 1956.

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OK' in Adverbs Frequency: #307

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'OK' in Adjectives Frequency: #944

Anagrams of OK

  1. ko , KO

Translations for OK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a thin, straight stick with a point, which is fired from a bow.

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