1. (informal) Alternative letter-case form of OK#English|OK

  • (RP) IPA: /ˌəʊˈkeɪ/
  • (Aus) IPA: /ˌəˈkæɪ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌoʊˈkeɪ/

ok (plural oks)

  1. Endorsement; approval.
    We can start as soon as we get the OK.
Synonyms Translations Verb

ok (oks, present participle oking; 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.
Synonyms Translations Translations Adjective


  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.
    1869 Little Women, Part Second, by Louisa May Alcott
    One of us must marry well. Meg didn't, Jo won't, Beth can't yet, so I shall, and make everything okay all round.
  3. In good health or a good emotional state.
    He's not feeling well now, but he should be OK after some rest.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • French: (be OK) aller bien/mieux (verb), (be OK) ça va
  • German: in Ordnung (sein), alles in Ordnung (sein), OK,
  • Portuguese: bem
  • Russian: быть в поря́дке
  • Spanish: bien


  1. Satisfactorily, sufficiently well.
    The team did OK in the playoffs.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Interjection
  1. Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance.
    Synonyms: okey-dokey, okeh, okey, k, 'kay, m'kay, A-OK, all right
    I promise to give it back. – OK.
    Let's meet again this afternoon. – OK.
    Shut up! – OK, OK.
    OK! I get it! Stop nagging me!
    • 2016, [https://web.archive.org/web/20171030003034/https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/lets-learn-english-lesson-8-are-you-busy/3253185.html VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      Come by this afternoon. — Okay.
  2. Used to introduce a sentence in order to draw attention to the importance of what is being said.
    Synonyms: now, now then
    OK, I'm thinking of a number…
  3. Used in turn-taking, serving as a request to the speaker to grant the turn to the interrupter.
    You always do this to me! When we were at your mother’s, you said that… – OK, OK, …
Translations Translations Translations Proper noun
  1. United States postal abbreviation for Oklahoma, a state of the United States of America.
Proper noun
  1. Alternative form of Ok. Abbreviation of Oklahoma#English|Oklahoma.
  1. Alternative form of OK okeh

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