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all right (not comparable)
  1. good; in acceptable, if not excellent condition
    The car is all right. It gets me there, anyway.
  2. In good health.
    I had a headache earlier, but now I'm all right.

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The comparative form "more all right" is used, but rarely. An example would be where another speaker had used the phrase "all right" and repeating it and extending it enhanced the continuity of the conversation.

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all right

  1. fairly well
    That went all right, I suppose.
  2. (informal) Most certainly; for sure.
    You taught them a lesson all right! They won't be back.

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all right!

  1. Used to affirm, indicate agreement, or consent.
    All right, let's go then.
  2. Used to indicate support, favor or encouragement.
    All right! They scored!
  3. Used to fill space or pauses.
    All right, so what you suggest we do we do next?
  4. Used as a general lead-in or beginning.
    All right, let's get started.
  5. Used to express exasperation or frustration, often with already.
    All right, already! Let me finish what I was doing first, and then we can talk.
  6. Patrono:UK Used as a greeting, roughly equivalent to how are you
    All right, mate, how are things with you and the missus?

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  • All right can also be used in the literal sense of "everything correct":
    He answered the questions quickly, and he got them all right.
  • The inflection and emphasis may vary depending upon what meaning is intended (compare the two US audio pronunciations).
  • The spelling alright (by analogy with "already", "altogether", etc) is nonstandard but in widespread use (as of 20 March 2004, having 2,280,000 on Google in comparison to 6,200,000 for "all right", although some of the hits for "all right" will be in the sense of "all correct" described in the note above).

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From English all right.

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All right

  1. all right

et:all right el:all right fr:all right simple:all right fi:all right tr:all right

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