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I understand it's my role to realize people's dreams. I'm O.K. with that so long as my songs are my own. No one can take my songs away from me.
Ayumi Hamasaki

Meaning of "O.K." in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD O.K.

Perhaps from o( ll) k( orrect), jocular alteration of all correct.
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PRONUNCIATION OF O.K.

O.K.  [ˌəʊˈkeɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF O.K.

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
O.k. is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES O.K. MEAN IN ENGLISH?

O.K.

OK

"OK" is a word denoting approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment. "OK" has frequently turned up as a loanword in many other languages. As an adjective, "okay" means "adequate," "acceptable", "mediocre" often in contrast to "good"; it also functions as an adverb in this sense. As an interjection, it can denote compliance, or agreement. As a verb and noun it means "assent" As a versatile discourse marker, it can also be used with appropriate voice tone to show doubt or to seek confirmation.

Definition of O.K. in the English dictionary

The first definition of O.K. in the dictionary is an expression of approval, agreement, etc. Other definition of O.K. is in good or satisfactory condition. O.k. is also permissable.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH O.K.


A-okay
ˌeɪəʊˈkeɪ
applique
əˈpliːkeɪ
Biscay
ˈbɪskeɪ
blanquet
blɒŋˈkeɪ
bouquet
bəʊˈkeɪ
cay
keɪ
croquet
ˈkrəʊkeɪ
decay
dɪˈkeɪ
ecce
ˈɛkeɪ
kae
keɪ
Kay
keɪ
Marinduque
ˌmɑːrɪnˈduːkeɪ
okay
ˌəʊˈkeɪ
parquet
ˈpɑːkeɪ
pikake
ˈpiːkɑːkeɪ
shiitake
ˌʃɪɪˈtɑːkeɪ
shitake
ˌʃɪˈtɑːkeɪ
tokay
ˈtəʊkeɪ
tourniquet
ˈtʊənɪˌkeɪ
towkay
taʊˈkeɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE O.K.

O face
O grade
O level
O tempora! O mores!
O-level
O-ring
O-shaped
O. Henry
o.b.o.
o.e.
o.g.
o.n.o.
o.p.
o.s.
o´
O´Brien
O´Casey
o´clock
O´Connell
O´Connor

Synonyms and antonyms of O.K. in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «O.K.» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF O.K.

Find out the translation of O.K. to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of O.K. from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «O.K.» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

O.K.
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

O.K.
570 millions of speakers

English

O.K.
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

O.K.
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

O.K.
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Годится
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

O.K.
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আঃগোঃ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Ö.K
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

O.g.
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

O.K.
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

O.K.
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

좋아요,
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

O.g.
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

O.K.
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சொ.கோ.
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

O.g.
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

k.k.
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

O.K.
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

O.K.
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Годиться
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

O.K.
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ο.Κ.
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Okay
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

O.K.
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

O.K.
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of O.K.

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «O.K.»

The term «O.K.» is very widely used and occupies the 887 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «O.K.» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «O.K.» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «O.K.» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about O.K.

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10 QUOTES WITH «O.K.»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word O.K..
1
Wendy Davis
We can't accept that it's O.K. if only some kids get to go to college.
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Romain Duris
Fame is O.K. I hate it, but it's O.K. I'm beginning to understand how I can be hidden. It's an attitude.
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Gary L. Francione
We eat animals because they taste good. And if that's O.K., what's wrong with wearing fur? We need as a society to think seriously about our institutionalized animal use.
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Wael Ghonim
I am not a hero, O.K.? I am not a hero. I am a very ordinary person.
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Ayumi Hamasaki
I understand it's my role to realize people's dreams. I'm O.K. with that so long as my songs are my own. No one can take my songs away from me.
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Marvin Harris
The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' does not say it's O.K. to kill some people and not others.
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Dwight Henry
I constantly worry about my family and my kids. 'Are they O.K., what are they doing right now?'
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Ann Hood
My cousins and I used to play Beatle wives. We all wanted to be married to Paul, but John was O.K. too. None of us wanted Ringo. Or even worse, George.
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Natalie Massenet
Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.
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Richard O'Brien
So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground, isn't it? It's an empty kind of thing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «O.K.»

Discover the use of O.K. in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to O.K. and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The OK Book
With spare yet comforting illustrations and text, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld celebrate the real skills and talents children possess, encouraging and empowering them to discover their own individual strengths and personalities.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
2
OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word
Allan Metcalf, a renowned popular writer on language, here traces the evolution of America's most popular word, writing with brevity and wit, and ranging across American history with colorful portraits of the nooks and crannies in which OK ...
Allan Metcalf, 2010
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Everything Is Going to Be OK
This pocket-sized volume is filled with artwork bearing mottos of encouragement and affirmation.
‎2011
4
I'm Ok, You're Ok
This practical guide to Transactional Analysis is a unique approach to your problems.
Thomas A. Harris, 2013
5
OK!: The Story of Oklahoma!
Revised and updated to include a special section on the Roayl National Theatre's production that Cameron Mackintosh is presenting on Broadway in spring of 2002, OK! The Story of "Oklahoma!" celebrates this watershed work that has taken its ...
Max Wilk, 2002
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It's OK to Tell: A Story of Hope and Recovery
Recounts the author's years of abuse by her nanny and her fight to recover and embrace life.
Lauren Book, 2013
7
Radiohead's OK Computer
Through close musical analysis of each song, Dai Griffiths explores the themes and ideas that have made this album resonate so deeply with its audience, and argues that OK Computer is one of the most successfully realized CD albums so far ...
Dai Griffiths, 2004
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Radiohead: welcome to the machine : OK computer and the ...
Released in 1997 before the advent of downloadable singles, looks at the composition of Radiohead's "OK Computer" album, examining the themes and artistic and political influences of the album created to be listened to in its entirety.
Tim Footman, 2007
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I'm Ok, You're Ok
And for a huge portion of the population, that position is "I'm Not OK -- You're OK." This negative "life position," shared by successful and unsuccessful people alike, contaminates our rational Adult capabilities, leaving us vulnerable to ...
Thomas Harris, 2011
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Are Angels OK?: The Parallel Universes of New Zealand ...
With topics that include the curvature of space time, wave particle duality, the untimely death of Schrodinger's cat, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, dark energy, and the end of the universe, this extraordinary guide artfully blends ...
Paul Callaghan, Paul T. Callaghan, Bill Manhire, 2006

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. O.k. [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ok>. Mar 2019 ».
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