all right


1all right

adjective

: fairly good

: acceptable or agreeable

: suitable or appropriate

Full Definition of ALL RIGHT

1
:  satisfactory, agreeable <whatever you decide is all right with me>
2
:  safe, well <he was ill but he's all right now>
3
:  good, pleasing —often used as a generalized term of approval <an all right guy>
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Examples of ALL RIGHT

  1. The quality of his work is all right but not outstanding.
  2. Her first movie was pretty bad but her second one was all right.
  3. Is it all right to leave early?
  4. Is this movie all right for children?
  5. He was very sick but now he's all right again.
  6. Are you hurt? No, I'm all right.
  7. She was upset when her boyfriend left, but she's all right now.

First Known Use of ALL RIGHT

1819

Rhymes with ALL RIGHT

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2all right

adverb

: fairly well : well enough

: beyond doubt

—used to express pleasure or excitement

Full Definition of ALL RIGHT

1
—used interjectionally especially to express agreement or resignation or to indicate the resumption of a discussion <all right, we can do that if you want> <all right, let's go>
2
:  beyond doubt :  certainly <she has pneumonia all right>
3
:  well enough :  satisfactorily <does all right in school>
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Examples of ALL RIGHT

  1. She does all right in school.
  2. The engine was sputtering when I started it, but it's running all right now.
  3. How's your father? He was pretty sick, but he's doing all right now.

First Known Use of ALL RIGHT

1837

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