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OK

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adverb or adjective \ō-ˈkā, in assenting or agreeing also ˈō-ˌkā\
variants: or

okay

or less commonly

ok

Definition of OK

  1. :  all right OK, Doctor, I'll let you know — John Hersey

Origin and Etymology of ok

abbreviation of oll korrect, facetious alteration of all correct


First Known Use: 1839


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OK

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noun \ō-ˈkā\
variants: or

okay

Definition of OK

Examples of ok in a sentence

  1. We need her OK on this before we place the order.

  2. The boss gave his okay.

Origin and Etymology of ok

see 1OK


First Known Use: 1841


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OK

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verb \ō-ˈkā\
variants: or

okay

Definition of OK

OK'd

or

okayed

;

OK'ing

or

okaying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  approve, authorize

Examples of ok in a sentence

  1. The boss needs to OK this before we place the order.

  2. a judge will have to OK the search warrant

Origin and Etymology of ok

see 1OK


First Known Use: 1888


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OK

abbreviation

Definition of OK

  1. Oklahoma




OK Defined for English Language Learners

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OK

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adverb or adjective \ō-ˈkā, in assenting or agreeing also ˈō-ˌkā\

Definition of OK for English Language Learners

  • : fairly good : not very good or very bad

  • : acceptable or agreeable

  • : not ill, hurt, unhappy, etc.


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OK

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noun \ō-ˈkā\

Definition of OK for English Language Learners

  • : approval or permission


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OK

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verb \ō-ˈkā\

Definition of OK for English Language Learners

  • : to approve (something) : to say or decide that (something) will be allowed



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