all right alright


I. adjective [ predic.]

1. of a satisfactory or acceptable quality

the tea was all right.
2. in a satisfactory mental or physical state

do you feel all right to walk home?
3. permissible; allowable

it’s all right for you to go now.
II. adverb

1. in a satisfactory manner or to a satisfactory extent; fairly well

we get on all right.
2. used to emphasize how certain one is about something

‘Are you sure it’s him?’ ‘It’s him all right.’.
III. exclamation

expressing or asking for assent, agreement, or acceptance

all right, I’ll tell you.
IV. phrases

1. it’s all right for——
used to suggest that someone is luckier than you

it was all right for them! They didn’t have to put up with the brat trailing after them
“It’s all right for some,” Grandad huffed.
2. it’ll be all right on the night
used to say that a performance or event will be successful even if the preparations have not gone well

the organizers assure everyone that it will all be all right on the night.
usage: There is no logical reason for insisting that all right should be written as two words rather than as alright, when other single-word forms such as altogether have long been accepted. Nevertheless, alright is still regarded as being unacceptable in formal writing.

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