OK

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See also: ok, ők, ök, and -ök

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Etymology 1[edit]

Of unclear origin. Wikipedia lists several possibilities. it may be an abbreviation of a comical spelling of "all correct" as "oll korrect", such as first appeared in print in The Boston Morning Post on March 23, 1839, as part of a fad for similar fanciful abbreviations in the United States during the late 1830s.

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OK (plural OKs)

  1. endorsement; approval
    We can start as soon as we get the OK.
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OK (third-person singular simple present OKs, present participle OKing, simple past and past participle OKed)

  1. To approve.
    I don't want to OK this amount of money.
  2. (computing) To confirm by activating a button marked OK.
    • 2001, Mike Collins, Pro Tools: Practical Recording, Editing and Mixing for Music Production
      Type a suitable name for your Marker and OK the dialogue box.
    • 2008, Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers
      When you OK the crop, the image size will be adjusted to match the front image resolution.
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OK (comparative more OK, superlative most OK)

  1. all right, permitted
    Do you think it's OK to stay here for the night?
  2. satisfactory, reasonably good; not exceptional
    The soup was OK, but the dessert was excellent.
  3. in good health or a good emotional state
    He's not feeling well now, but he should be OK after some rest.
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OK (comparative more OK, superlative most OK)

  1. satisfactorily, sufficiently well
    The team did OK in the playoffs.
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OK

  1. Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance.
    I promise to give it back. Reply: OK.
    Let's meet again this afternoon. Reply: OK.
    Shut up! Reply: OK, OK.
  2. An utterance expressing exasperation, similar to "all right!"
    OK! I get it! Stop nagging me!
  3. Used to introduce a sentence in order to draw attention to the importance of what is being said.
    OK, I'm thinking of a number...
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OK

  1. Acronym of Oklahoma, a state of the United States of America.

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Chinese[edit]

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  • 歐克 / 欧克 (ōukè) (one of the ways to transliterate into Chinese characters)

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OK

  1. all right

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OK

  1. OK

Usage notes[edit]

  • Using Roman letters in a Chinese running text is frowned upon by many purists and not supported by language policies of Chinese speaking areas, but a limited number of words in Roman script in all capitals have entered Chinese dictionaries and mainstream Chinese literature.
  • In transcribing speech synonyms are often used instead of "OK", e.g. (hǎo).

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OK

  1. OK (indicates acknowledgement or acceptance)

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OK

  1. OK, okay

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OK

  1. OK, okay

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OK

  1. OK, okay

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