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ALL RIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does all right mean? 

ALL RIGHT (adjective)
  The adjective ALL RIGHT has 1 sense:

1. being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition

  Familiarity information: ALL RIGHT used as an adjective is very rare.


ALL RIGHT (adverb)
  The adverb ALL RIGHT has 3 senses:

1. an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
2. without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)
3. in a satisfactory or adequate manner

  Familiarity information: ALL RIGHT used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALL RIGHT (adjective)


Sense 1all right [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition

Synonyms:

all right; fine; hunky-dory; o.k.; ok; okay

Context examples:

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

Similar:

satisfactory (giving satisfaction)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


ALL RIGHT (adverb)


Sense 1all right [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

all right; fine; OK; alright; very well


Sense 2all right [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)

Synonyms:

alright; all right

Context example:

it's expensive all right


Sense 3all right [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a satisfactory or adequate manner

Synonyms:

okay; O.K.; alright; all right

Context examples:

she'll do okay on her own / held up all right under pressure

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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