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adj, adv spoken I
1) satisfactory or fairly nice, but not excellent
Manchester's all right, but I'd rather live in London.[/ex]
2) going well or happening successfully
Did the party go all right?[/ex]
My brother was unemployed for years but he's doing all right now (= he's fairly successful).[/ex]
3) used for asking for or giving permission to do something
Is it all right if I open the window?[/ex]
It's all right to use that computer.[/ex]
4) not hurt or ill
You look terrible, are you all right?[/ex]
5) used for making someone feel less worried or upset
It's all right, I'm here.[/ex]
that's all right — used when someone has thanked you or said sorry to you[/ex]
'Thanks for the lift.' 'That's all right.'[/ex]
II
interjection
ˌall ˈright
1) used for agreeing to something
‘Can't we stay a bit longer?' ‘Oh, all right, but just five minutes.'[/ex]
2) used for checking that someone understands or agrees
I'm playing football after school today, all right?[/ex]
3) used for showing that you have heard or understood what someone has said
‘We need to leave in ten minutes.' ‘All right, I'll be ready.'[/ex]
4) British
used for saying hello to someone
‘All right Andy?' ‘All right.'[/ex]

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  • all right — W2S1 adj, adv, interjection [not before noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(good)¦ 2¦(no problems)¦ 3 do all right (for yourself/herself etc) 4¦(suitable)¦ 5 it s all right 6 it s/that s all right 7¦(permission)¦ 8¦(agreement)¦ 9¦(understanding)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • all right — is still the preferred way of writing this common expression. The alternative form alright, despite its much higher frequency, is not fully accepted, although there are various arguments in its favour, especially: (1) the need to distinguish it… …   Modern English usage

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  • all right — pred. adj. 1. satisfactory; better than average; as, everything is all right. Syn: all right(predicate), ok, o.k., okay. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-right — adj. prenom. 1. satisfactory; better than average. an all right movie Syn: all right(predicate), ok, o.k., okay [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all right —   [ ɔː l raɪt, englisch], richtig!, alles in Ordnung! * * * all right [ ɔ:l raɪt; engl. = alles richtig]: richtig!, in Ordnung!, einverstanden! …   Universal-Lexikon

  • all right — loc.avv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} va bene, d accordo Sinonimi: ok, okay. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1905. ETIMO: comp. di all tutto e right diritto, giusto …   Dizionario italiano

  • all-right — all′ right adj. cvb inf very good; excellent: an all right guy[/ex] • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • all right — ubøj. adj. (okay) …   Dansk ordbog