"alright" meaning in English

Adjective

IPA: /ɔːlˈɹaɪt/ [UK], /ɒˈɹaɪt/ [UK] Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Back ache-alright.wav [UK], en-us-alright.ogg [US]
  1. Alternative form of all right; satisfactory; okay; in acceptable order. Tags: alt-of, alternative, not-comparable, often, proscribed Alternative form of: all right (extra: satisfactory; okay; in acceptable order) Synonyms: acceptable, adequate, fine, satisfactory, all right, aight [African-American-Vernacular-English, UK], awright, oright
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English compound words, Greetings

Interjection

IPA: /ɔːlˈɹaɪt/ [UK], /ɒˈɹaɪt/ [UK] Audio: LL-Q1860 (eng)-Back ache-alright.wav [UK], en-us-alright.ogg [US]
  1. Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance; OK. Tags: informal
  2. A generic greeting; hello; how are you. Tags: Britain, informal Categories: British English Synonyms: hello
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English compound words, Greetings Synonyms: all right, aight [African-American-Vernacular-English, UK], awright, oright Derived forms: alrighty, Some distinguish between alright and all right by using alright to mean "fine, good, okayall correct". Alternatively (english: and all right to mean; or in addition to the previous), Alright may be used as an interjection akin to (english: OK), whilst all right is used in the sense of "unharmed, healthy"., The contracted term is considered nonstandard by Garner's Modern American Usage and American Heritage Dictionary. Indeed, the Oxford English Dictionary notes that although analogous forms exist in words such as already, altogether, and always, "the contracted form is strongly criticized in the vast majority of usage guides, but without cogent reasonsalright remains nonstandardstill regarded as being unacceptable in formal writing". Other dictionaries and style manuals also consider it incorrect (english: . The Oxford Dictionaries also conclude that; and that it is), less correct than all right. Related terms (greeting): alright me babber, alright me lover

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