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Adjective: okay  ow'key
  1. Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
    "things are okay";
    - all right, fine, o.k., OK, hunky-dory, alright
Noun: okay  ow'key
  1. An endorsement
    "they gave us the okay to go ahead";
    - O.K., OK, okey [non-standard], okeh [non-standard]
Verb: okay  ow'key
  1. Give permission or approval for something
    "I will okay his educational policies";
    - approve, O.K., sanction, OK
Adverb: okay  ow'key
  1. In a satisfactory or adequate manner
    "she'll do okay on her own";
    - O.K., all right, alright, OK
Interjection: okay  ow'key
  1. Expresses agreement or acceptance
    - OK, okey-doke, okey-dokey, righto [Brit], right, right on

Derived forms: okaying, okays, okayed

See also: satisfactory

Type of: authorise [Brit], authorize, clear, countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, pass, sanction, warrant

Encyclopedia: Okay, Mother