Meaning of OK


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Oklahoma (approved esp. for use with zip code).


Pronunciation: (ō'kā', ō"kā', ō'kā"), [key]
— adj., adv., interj., n., pl. v., OK's, OK'd, OK'ing.
  1. all right; proceeding normally; satisfactory or under control: Things are OK at the moment.
  2. correct, permissible, or acceptable; meeting standards: Is this suit OK to wear to a formal party?
  3. doing well or in good health; managing adequately: She's been OK since the operation.
  4. adequate but unexceptional or unremarkable; tolerable: The job they did was OK, nothing more.
  5. estimable, dependable, or trustworthy; likable: an OK person.
  1. all right; well enough; successfully; fine: She'll manage OK on her own. He sings OK, but he can't tap dance.
  2. (used as an affirmative response) yes; surely.
  3. (used as an interrogative or interrogative tag) all right?; do you agree?
  1. (used to express agreement, understanding, acceptance, or the like): OK, I'll get it for you.
  2. (used as an introductory or transitional expletive): OK, now where were we?
  1. an approval, agreement, or endorsement: They gave their OK to her leave of absence.
  1. to put one's endorsement on or indicate one's approval of (a request, piece of copy, bank check, etc.); authorize; initial: Would you OK my application?
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • ok (Thesaurus)