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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective In proper or satisfactory condition.
  • adjective Acceptable; allowable.
  • adjective Informal Satisfactory; good.
  • adjective Correct.
  • adjective Average; mediocre.
  • adjective Not in danger or difficulty; safe or uninjured.
  • adjective In good physical or mental condition; healthy or untroubled.
  • adverb In a satisfactory way; adequately.
  • adverb Very well; yes. Used as a reply to a question or to introduce a declaration.
  • adverb Without a doubt.
  • interjection Used to express great satisfaction, approval, or happiness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective satisfactory; better than average.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective good; in acceptable, if not excellent condition
  • adjective In good health, unharmed.
  • adverb fairly well
  • adverb informal Most certainly; for sure.
  • interjection Used to affirm, indicate agreement, or consent.
  • interjection Used to indicate support, favor or encouragement.
  • interjection Used to fill space or pauses.
  • interjection Used as a general lead-in or beginning.
  • interjection Used to express exasperation or frustration, often with already.
  • interjection UK, informal Used as a greeting, roughly equivalent to how are you

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a satisfactory or adequate manner
  • adjective being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
  • adverb without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)
  • adverb an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence

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