Definition of all right exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    all right

    BrE BrE//ˌɔːl ˈraɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːl ˈraɪt//
    (non-standard or informal alright)
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  1. 1  used to check that somebody agrees or understands synonym OK We've got to get up early, all right?
  2. 2  used to say that you agree synonym OK ‘Can you do it?’ ‘Oh, all right.’
  3. 3  used when accepting thanks for help or a favour, or when somebody says they are sorry synonym OK ‘I'm really sorry.’ ‘That's all right, don't worry.’
  4. 4  used to get somebody’s attention synonym OK All right class, turn to page 20.
  5. 5(British English, informal) used to say hello ‘All right, Bill.’ ‘All right.’
  6. 6you’re all right (British English, informal) used to refuse an offer or invitation, especially one that you think is unreasonable or not very good ‘Could I interest you in our special offer?’ ‘No, you're all right, mate.’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: all right