What does Okay mean?

Definitions for Okayˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Okay.

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')


  1. okay(adj.)

    Satifactory; agreeable; pleasant; as, things are okay; he's an okay guy.


  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.

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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 for Okay »

  1. kayo, oaky, yoak

  2. Kayo

  3. Oaky


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Okay in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Okay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sherri James:

    I'm okay with that.

  2. Sunil Bishokerma:

    My god, they are okay.

  3. Courtesy Donna Scharton:

    I’m okay, i just want Vi fixed.

  4. Fox News:

    Did she get the check? Okay, fine.

  5. Daniel J. Teelin:

    Okay" (final words from flight 383)

Images & Illustrations of Okay

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