What does ok mean?

Definitions for ok
ˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪok

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Oklahoma, Sooner State, OKnoun

    a state in south central United States

  2. O.K., OK, okay, okey, okehadjective

    an endorsement

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

  3. all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-doryadverb

    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, OKadverb

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


  1. OKnoun

    a state of the United States of America.

  2. Etymology: Possibly from one of the following:


  1. OK

    OK ( (listen); spelling variations include okay, O.K., ok and Ok) is an English word (originating in American English) denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, acknowledgment, or a sign of indifference. OK is frequently used as a loanword in other languages. It has been described as the most frequently spoken or written word on the planet. Its origins are disputed. As an adjective, OK principally means "adequate" or "acceptable" as a contrast to "bad" ("The boss approved this, so it is OK to send out"); it can also mean "mediocre" when used in contrast with "good" ("The french fries were great, but the burger was just OK"). It fulfills a similar role as an adverb ("Wow, you did OK for your first time skiing!"). As an interjection, it can denote compliance ("OK, I will do that"), or agreement ("OK, that is fine"). It can mean "assent" when it is used as a noun ("the boss gave her the OK to the purchase") or, more colloquially, as a verb ("the boss OKed the purchase"). OK, as an adjective, can express acknowledgement without approval. As a versatile discourse marker or continuer, it can also be used with appropriate intonation to show doubt or to seek confirmation ("OK?", "Is that OK?"). Some of this variation in use and shape of the word is also found in other languages.


  1. ok

    "Ok" is a term used to express agreement, acceptance, approval, or acknowledgment. It is often used in conversation as a response, indicating that the speaker understands, agrees, or accepts something. This term can also denote that a certain condition or situation is satisfactory or in an acceptable state.


  1. OK

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

Editors Contribution

  1. ok

    O.K., OK, okay, okey, okay means fine, alright, satisfactory.

    'Is it ok if I take the dog for a walk later?'

    Submitted by Soulwriter on May 27, 2021  

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  1. OK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ok is ranked #25659 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ok surname appeared 961 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ok.

    85.6% or 823 total occurrences were Asian.
    8% or 77 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 28 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 20 total occurrences were Black.
    1.3% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ok in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ok in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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