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OK

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

Definition of OK

: 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


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OK

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


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OK

verb \ ō-ˈkā \
variants: or okay

Definition of OK

OK'd or okayed; OK'ing or okaying
transitive verb

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


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OK

abbreviation

Definition of OK

Oklahoma


OK Defined for English Language Learners

OK

adjective

Definition of OK for English Language Learners

  • : fairly good : not very good or very bad

  • : acceptable or agreeable

  • : not ill, hurt, unhappy, etc.


OK

noun

Definition of OK for English Language Learners

  • : approval or permission


OK

verb

Definition of OK for English Language Learners

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


OK Defined for Kids

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OK

adverb or adjective
variants: or okay \ō-ˈkā\

Definition of OK for Students

: all right I think I did OK on the test. She's not the smartest kid, but she's an okay student.

History for ok

In the 1830s Boston newspapers were full of abbreviations. Just about anything might be abbreviated. N.G. stood for “no go.” A.R. stood for “all right.” Soon some phrases were spelled wrong on purpose and then abbreviated. K.G., for “know go,” was used instead of N.G. O.W., “oll wright,” was used instead of A.R. O.K., “oll korrect,” was used instead of A.C. The fad faded, but the one abbreviation O.K. caught on and is still widely used.


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OK

noun
variants: or okay

Definition of OK for Students

: approval 2
  • I need your OK to begin.

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OK

verb
variants: or okay

Definition of OK for Students

OK'd or okayed; OK'ing or okaying

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OK

abbreviation

Definition of OK for Students

Oklahoma


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