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all right


[ awl rahyt, awl rahyt ]


  1. yes; very well; OK:

    All right, I'll go with you.

  2. (used as an interrogative or interrogative tag) OK?; do you agree?:

    We'll deal with this problem tomorrow, all right?

  3. satisfactorily; acceptably:

    His work is coming along all right.

  4. without fail; certainly:

    You'll hear about this, all right!


  1. safe; sound:

    Are you all right?

  2. satisfactory; acceptable:

    His performance was all right, but I've seen better.

  3. Informal. reliable; good:

    That fellow is all right.



[ awl-rahyt ]


, Informal.
  1. agreeable, acceptable, or commendable:

    an all-right plan.

all right


  1. adequate; satisfactory
  2. unharmed; safe
  3. all-right slang.
    1. acceptable

      an all-right book

    2. reliable

      an all-right guy

sentence substitute

  1. very well: used to express assent


  1. satisfactorily; adequately

    the car goes all right

  2. without doubt

    he's a bad one, all right

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Spelling Note

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Word History and Origins

Origin of all right1

First recorded in 1100–50; originally an adverbial phrase; compare Middle English al ri(g)ht “indeed, straightway, at once,” late Old English eall riht “just (as)”

Origin of all right2

First recorded in 1815–25

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Idioms and Phrases

  1. (a) bit of all right, British. quite satisfactory (used as an understatement):

    The way he saved that child's life was a bit of all right.

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Example Sentences

This waiver and release is intended to waive all rights I may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California, as well as any similar law of any other state or territory, that I may have.

He was an all-right fellow, and if there's been any rusty work done down there in the breaks, this shifty-eyed mark done it.

There are hundreds of strange beliefs and spiritual systems, each claiming to be all-powerful, all-right.

All-right; I weel mak' you run de buffalo, shoot dose elk, trap de castor, an you shall shake de han' wid de grizzly bear.

But, all the same, wherever that Sage-Brush Hen was, there was dead sure to be an all-right cyclone.

I've seen 'all-right' men like you hitting the hurry trail for the boneyard before now.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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