Definitions

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

  • adverb All right.

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From all +‎ right. Compare Old English eallriht ("all-right, just, exactly"), equivalent to al- (“all”) +‎ right.

Examples

  • I can log in alright but everytime I go to a different page, I have to do it over each time I return to the forums.

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  • I can log in alright but everytime I go to a different page, I have to do it over each time I return to the forums.

    Mexconnect email

  • I can log in alright but everytime I go to a different page, I have to do it over each time I return to the forums.

    Mexconnect email

  • Yeah you are building a mountain alright a mountain of stupidity.

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  • Mail is coming in alright and so are private parcels.

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  • I can log in alright but everytime I go to a different page, I have to do it over each time I return to the forums.

    Mexconnect email

  • I can log in alright but everytime I go to a different page, I have to do it over each time I return to the forums.

    Mexconnect email

  • I can log in alright but everytime I go to a different page, I have to do it over each time I return to the forums.

    Mexconnect email

  • Oh, I struggle with a lot of things -- some of which you might wonder why -- but my faith that, as Bob Marley said, "Everything's gonna be alright," is rock solid.

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  • Oh, I struggle with a lot of things -- some of which you might wonder why -- but my faith that, as Bob Marley said, "Everything's gonna be alright," is rock solid.

    Not to worry

Comments

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  • Some thoughts on the alright vs. all right, including a survey of several dictionaries and usage guides: http://editormark.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/it’s-all-right-i-think-we’re-gonna-make-it/

    February 10, 2010

  • My sentence: 'Would you check to see that the lagging walkers are alright?' where 'alright' means: safe, comfortable, ok, ...

    August 22, 2011