American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. In proper or satisfactory operational or working order: checked to see if the tires were all right.
- adj. Acceptable; agreeable: Delaying the repair is all right by me.
- adj. Informal Satisfactory; good: an all-right fellow; an all-right movie.
- adj. Correct: Your answers are all right.
- adj. Average; mediocre: The performance was just all right, not remarkable.
- adj. Uninjured; safe: The passengers were shaken up but are all right.
- adj. Fairly healthy; well: I am feeling all right again.
- adv. In a satisfactory way; adequately: I held up all right under pressure.
- adv. Very well; yes. Used as a reply to a question or to introduce a declaration: All right, I'll go.
- adv. Without a doubt: It's cold, all right.
- adj. good; in acceptable, if not excellent condition
- adj. In good health, unharmed.
- adv. fairly well
- adv. informal Most certainly; for sure.
- interj. Used to affirm, indicate agreement, or consent.
- interj. Used to indicate support, favor or encouragement.
- interj. Used to fill space or pauses.
- interj. Used as a general lead-in or beginning.
- interj. Used to express exasperation or frustration, often with already.
- interj. UK, informal Used as a greeting, roughly equivalent to how are you
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. satisfactory; better than average.
- adv. in a satisfactory or adequate manner
- adj. being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
- adv. without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)
- adv. an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
“Carl was deranged marine sniper, Carl was combat-shocked vet, Carl was crazed gunman, Carl was disappointed, depressed soldier, in the words of a prominent newspaper in New York that thought it was all right to call marines soldiers.”
“He'd be all right with a little rest, but sometimes, after a more severe ordeal by snow and silence, a man would come out crazy as-they had a word for it here-as a shitepoke, the big awkward heron that seemed to have no sense at all.”
“Everything all right with you and Robert? she finally asked.”
“If we were all right here we are doing just what we should do: staying out of sight until things quiet down and that down-state man pulls out.”
“Reception of administration by a chapter without such letters brings excommunication reserved to the pope, together with privation of the fruits of the benefice; and the nominee loses ipso facto all right to the prelacy.”
“Generally speaking, it is all right to communicate with the people in your subdepartment.”
“I started for the door when he asked, “Is everything all right with Telleo?””
““This young man . . . or I guess I should say angel, said my grandbaby is all right and they lied,” she said quietly, glancing up at Isda.”
“Then he asserted with awkward gallantry that the lady should have the bed-he would do all right with the mules - and went to the stable for the night.”
“He reported to us afterward that as the elevator descended, Jane Muskie told her husband that it was all right if he quit the campaign; maybe they could go home and have another baby.”
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