Definitions for Okayˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•kayˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ(adj.; adv.; n.; v.t.)(pl.)o•kays

  1. Ref: See OK. 2

Princeton's WordNet

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

    an endorsement

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

  2. all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory(verb)

    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"

  3. approve, O.K., okay, sanction(adverb)

    give sanction to

    "I approve of his educational policies"

  4. okay, O.K., all right, alright(adverb)

    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')

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. okay(interjection)ˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ

    indicates agreement or understanding

    "Can we go home now?" "OK, if you want to."

  2. okayˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ

    indicates you want people to start sth

    OK. If everyone's here, I think we should begin.

  3. okay(adjective)ˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ

    good, but not excellent

    "How was the movie" "It was OK."

  4. okayˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ

    well or not in danger

    You look terrible - are you OK?; They were in a car accident, but they're all OK.

  5. okayˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ

    allowed or appropriate

    Is it OK if I bring Ken with me?; It's not OK to steal.; At first it was hard, but now I'm doing OK.


  1. okay(Noun)

    See OK

  2. okay(Verb)

    See OK

  3. okay(Adverb)

    See OK

  4. okay(Adjective)

    See OK

  5. okay(Interjection)

    See OK

  6. Origin: A respelling of OK.


  1. Okay

    "Okay" is a colloquial word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment. "Okay" has frequently turned up as a loanword in many other languages. As an adjective, "okay" means "adequate," "acceptable", "mediocre" often in contrast to "good"; it also functions as an adverb in this sense. As an interjection, it can denote compliance, or agreement. As a verb and noun it means "assent" A versatile discourse marker, it can also be used with appropriate voice tone to show doubt or to seek confirmation.

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Okay' in Adverbs Frequency: #97

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Okay' in Adjectives Frequency: #686

Anagrams of Okay

  1. kayo, oaky, yoak

  2. Kayo

  3. Oaky

Translations for Okay

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


all right

Will you do it? O.K., I will; Is my dress O.K.?; That's O.K. with/by me (= I agree).

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