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OK 1

or o·kay  (ō-kā′)Informal
adj.
1.
a. Satisfactory or agreeable; acceptable: Was everything OK with your stay?
b. Correct: That answer is OK.
c. Barely satisfactory; mediocre: made an OK presentation.
2.
a. In proper or satisfactory operational or working order: Is the battery OK?
b. Uninjured or not seriously injured: The skier fell but was OK.
c. Fairly healthy: Thanks to the medicine, the patient is OK now.
n. pl. OK's or o·kays
Approval; agreement: Get your supervisor's OK before taking a day off.
adv.
Fine; well enough; adequately: a television that works OK despite its age.
interj.
Used to express approval or agreement.
tr.v. OK'ed or OK'd, OK'·ing, OK's or o·kayed or o·kay·ing or o·kays
To approve of or agree to; authorize.

[Abbreviation of oll korrect, slang respelling of all correct.]
Word History: OK is a quintessentially American term that has spread from English to many other languages. Its origin was the subject of scholarly debate for many years until Allen Walker Read showed that OK is based on a joke of sorts. OK is first recorded in 1839 but was probably in circulation before that date. During the 1830s there was a humoristic fashion in Boston newspapers to reduce a phrase to initials and supply an explanation in parentheses. Sometimes the abbreviations were misspelled to add to the humor. OK was used in March 1839 as an abbreviation for all correct, the joke being that neither the O nor the K was correct. Originally spelled with periods, this term outlived most similar abbreviations owing to its use in President Martin Van Buren's 1840 campaign for reelection. Because he was born in Kinderhook, New York, Van Buren was nicknamed Old Kinderhook, and the abbreviation proved eminently suitable for political slogans. That same year, an editorial referring to the receipt of a pin with the slogan O.K. had this comment: "frightful letters ... significant of the birth-place of Martin Van Buren, old Kinderhook, as also the rallying word of the Democracy of the late election, 'all correct'.... Those who wear them should bear in mind that it will require their most strenuous exertions ... to make all things O.K."

OK 2

abbr.
Oklahoma

OK

abbreviation for
(Placename) Oklahoma

OK

Oklahoma.

OK

o•kay

(ˈoʊˈkeɪ, ˌoʊˈkeɪ, ˈoʊˌkeɪ)

adj., adv., n., pl. OKs or OK's or O.K.'s or o•kays, adj.
1. all right; satisfactory: Is everything OK?
2. correct, permissible, or acceptable.
3. feeling well.
4. safe; sound.
5. adequate but unremarkable.
6. estimable, likable, or dependable.
adv.
7. all right; well enough; successfully; fine: He sings OK.
8. (used to request or express agreement, acknowledgment, approval, etc.)
n.
9. an approval, agreement, or endorsement.
v.t.
10. to endorse or indicate approval of; authorize.
[initials of a facetious folk phonetic spelling, e.g., oll or orl korrect representing all correct, first attested in Boston in 1839, then used in 1840 by Democrat partisans of Martin Van Buren, who allegedly named their organization, the O.K. Club, in allusion to the initials of Old Kinderhook, Van Buren's nickname, derived from his birthplace, Kinderhook, New York]

OK


Past participle: OKed
Gerund: OKing

Imperative
OK
OK
Present
I OK
you OK
he/she/it OKs
we OK
you OK
they OK
Preterite
I OKed
you OKed
he/she/it OKed
we OKed
you OKed
they OKed
Present Continuous
I am OKing
you are OKing
he/she/it is OKing
we are OKing
you are OKing
they are OKing
Present Perfect
I have OKed
you have OKed
he/she/it has OKed
we have OKed
you have OKed
they have OKed
Past Continuous
I was OKing
you were OKing
he/she/it was OKing
we were OKing
you were OKing
they were OKing
Past Perfect
I had OKed
you had OKed
he/she/it had OKed
we had OKed
you had OKed
they had OKed
Future
I will OK
you will OK
he/she/it will OK
we will OK
you will OK
they will OK
Future Perfect
I will have OKed
you will have OKed
he/she/it will have OKed
we will have OKed
you will have OKed
they will have OKed
Future Continuous
I will be OKing
you will be OKing
he/she/it will be OKing
we will be OKing
you will be OKing
they will be OKing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been OKing
you have been OKing
he/she/it has been OKing
we have been OKing
you have been OKing
they have been OKing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been OKing
you will have been OKing
he/she/it will have been OKing
we will have been OKing
you will have been OKing
they will have been OKing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been OKing
you had been OKing
he/she/it had been OKing
we had been OKing
you had been OKing
they had been OKing
Conditional
I would OK
you would OK
he/she/it would OK
we would OK
you would OK
they would OK
Past Conditional
I would have OKed
you would have OKed
he/she/it would have OKed
we would have OKed
you would have OKed
they would have OKed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.OK - a state in south central United StatesOK - a state in south central United States
Platt National Park - a national park in Oklahoma having mineral springs
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Bartlesville - a town in northeastern Oklahoma
Enid - a town in north central Oklahoma
Lawton - a town in southwest Oklahoma
McAlester - a town in southeastern Oklahoma
Muskogee - a town in eastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas River
capital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City - capital and largest city of Oklahoma; the economy is based on oil and livestock
Tulsa - a major city of northeastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas river; once known as the oil capital of the world and still heavily involved in the oil and gas industries
Arkansas River, Arkansas - a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
Canadian River, Canadian - a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
Cimarron, Cimarron River - a river that rises in northeastern New Mexico and flows eastward into Oklahoma where it becomes a tributary of the Arkansas River
Llano Estacado - a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains
Neosho, Neosho River - a river that rises in eastern Kansas and flows eastward into Oklahoma to become a tributary of the Arkansas River
Red River, Red - a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
2.OK - an endorsementOK - an endorsement; "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"
imprimatur, sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
Adj.1.OK - being satisfactory or in satisfactory conditionok - being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition; "an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
Adv.1.OK - an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence

OK

okay
adjective (Informal)
2. fine, good, average, middling, fair, all right, acceptable, adequate, satisfactory, not bad (informal), so-so (informal), tolerable, up to scratch (informal), passable, unobjectionable, K (S.M.S.) `Did you enjoy the film?' `It was okay.'
fine poor, inadequate, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, displeasing, not up to scratch (informal)
3. all right, well, safe, sound, healthy, hale, unharmed, uninjured, unimpaired, K (S.M.S.) Would you go and check the baby's ok?
interjection
1. all right, right, yes, agreed, very good, roger, very well, fair enough, ya (S. African), righto (Brit. informal), okey-dokey (informal), yebo (S. African informal), F.A.B. (Brit. informal), K (S.M.S.) `Shall I ring you later?' - `OK.'
verb
1. approve, allow, pass, agree to, permit, sanction, second, endorse, authorize, ratify, go along with, consent to, validate, countenance, give the go-ahead, rubber-stamp (informal), say yes to, give the green light, assent to, give the thumbs up (informal), concur in, greenlight, give your consent to, give your blessing to, K (S.M.S.) His doctor wouldn't OK the trip.
noun
1. authorization, agreement, K (S.M.S.), sanction, licence, approval, go-ahead (informal), blessing, permission, consent, say-so (informal), confirmation, mandate, endorsement, green light, ratification, assent, seal of approval, approbation He gave the okay to issue a new press release.

OK

or O.K.
or okay
noun
1. Informal. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority:
2. Informal. The act or process of accepting:
verb
Informal. To give one's consent to:
adverb
Informal. It is so; as you say or ask:
Informal: uh-huh, yeah, yep.
Slang: right on.
adjective
Informal. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: tidy.
Translations
davaihästikombeskorrasnormaalne
OKokei
OKoké
v redu
гаразддобреокейправильне
khỏe

OK

1 [ˈəʊˈkeɪ]
A. EXCL (= all right) → ¡está bien!, ¡okey! (LAm); (= yes) → ¡sí!; (= understood) → ¡comprendo!; (= I agree) → ¡vale!; (= enough) → ¡basta ya!, ¡ya estuvo bueno! (LAm)
OK, OK!¡vale, vale!, ¡ya, ya!
OK, the next item on the agenda isbueno, el siguiente punto en el orden del día es ...
B. ADJ
1. (= undamaged, in good health) → bien
is the car OK?¿anda bien el coche?
2. (= agreed) it's OK with or by meyo estoy de acuerdo, por mí vale
is it OK with you if ...?¿te importa si ...?, ¿te molesta que ...?
OK it's difficult, butestoy de acuerdo que es difícil pero ...
I'm coming too, OK?vengo yo también, ¿vale or (LAm) okey?
3. (= acceptable) that may have been OK last yeareso puede haber estado bien el año pasado
4. (= well provided for) are you OK for money/time?¿andas or (esp LAm) vas bien de dinero/tiempo?
"do you want another drink?" - "I'm OK, thanks"-¿te apetece otro trago? -no quiero más, gracias
5. (= likeable) he's OK; he's an OK guyes un buen tipo, es un tío majo (Sp)
C. ADV he's doing OKlas cosas le van bien
D. Nvisto m bueno
to give sth the OKdar el visto bueno a algo, aprobar algo
E. VTdar el visto bueno a, aprobar

OK

, okay (inf)
interjokay (inf); (= agreed also)einverstanden, in Ordnung; OK, OK!ist ja gut! (inf), → okay, okay! (inf); I’ll come too, OK?ich komme auch, okay (inf)or einverstanden?; OK, that’s enough of that (call for attention) → nun mal Schluss damit!; OK, let’s go!also, gehen wir!
adjin Ordnung, okay (inf); that’s OK with or by me (= that’s convenient)das ist mir recht, mir ists recht; (= I don’t mind that)von mir aus, mir solls recht sein; is it OK (with you) if …?macht es (dir) etwas aus, wenn …?; how’s your mother? — she’s OKwie gehts deiner Mutter? — gut or (not too well) → so einigermaßen (inf); I feel OKes geht mir einigermaßen (inf); she looks OKsie sieht einigermaßen aus (inf); to be OK (for time/money etc)(noch) genug (Zeit/Geld etc) haben; is your car OK?ist Ihr Auto in Ordnung?; is that OK?geht das?, ist das okay? (inf); what do you think of him? — he’s OKwas halten Sie von ihm? — der ist in Ordnung (inf); he’s an OK guy (esp US) → er ist ein prima Kerl (inf)
adv
(= well)gut; (= not too badly)einigermaßen (gut); (= for sure)schon; to do OKganz gut zurechtkommen; (Sch, in subject) → nicht schlecht sein; they must be doing OK (= be affluent)es muss ihnen ganz gut gehen; can you mend it OK?kannst du das reparieren?; can you manage it OK?kommst du damit klar?; he’ll come OKder kommt schon
(inf: = admittedly) OK it’s difficult but …zugegeben, es ist schwer, aber …; OK, so he’s not a real countna gut, er ist also kein richtiger Graf
vt order, plan, suggestiongutheißen, billigen; document, proposed expensesgenehmigen; you have to get the boss to OK it, you have to OK it with the bossdas muss der Chef bewilligen
nZustimmung f; to give (somebody/something) the OK(jdm/zu etw) seine Zustimmung geben; if the boss gives his OKwenn der Chef das bewilligt; I can start work as soon as I get the OKich kann mit der Arbeit anfangen, sobald ich grünes Licht bekomme