all right


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ˌall ˈright, adv. 
  • yes;
    very well:All right, you can go.
  • (used in a question) do you agree?: We'll meet tomorrow, all right?
  • satisfactorily; acceptably: Her work is coming along all right.
  • without fail;
    certainly: You'll hear about this, all right!

  • adj. [be + ~]
    1. safe;
      uninjured:Are you sure you're all right?
    2. acceptable;
      passable:His performance was barely all right.
    3. Informal Termsreliable; good:That fellow is really all right.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    all′ right, 
  • safe;
    sound:Are you all right?
  • yes; very well;
    OK:All right, I'll go with you.
  • (used as an interrogative or interrogative tag) OK?;
    do you agree?:We'll deal with this problem tomorrow, all right?
  • satisfactory; acceptable:His performance was all right, but I've seen better.
  • satisfactorily;
    acceptably:His work is coming along all right.
  • without fail; certainly:You'll hear about this, all right!
  • Informal Terms[Informal.]reliable;
    good:That fellow is all right.
  • British Terms(a) bit of all right, [Brit.]quite satisfactory (used as an understatement):The way he saved that child's life was a bit of all right.
  • Etymology:1100–50;
    origin, originally adverb, adverbial phrase;
    compare Middle English al ri(g)ht indeed, straightway, at once, late Old English eall riht just (as)
    See alright. 
    all-right  (ôlrīt′), 
    adj. [Informal.]
    1. Informal Termsagreeable, acceptable, or commendable:an all-right plan.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    all right adj (postpositive except in slang use)
    1. adequate; satisfactory
    2. unharmed; safe
    3. all-rightUS slang acceptable
    sentence substitute
    1. very well: used to express assent
    1. satisfactorily; adequately: the car goes all right
    2. without doubt

    Also: alright USAGE

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