all right adjective, adverb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “all right” - Learner’s Dictionary

all right

adjective [never before noun], adverb ( also alright)    
GOOD
B1 good enough, although not very good: The hotel wasn't great but it was all right. It's a cheap wine but it tastes all right.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
SAFE
A2 safe or well: I'm all right thanks. How are you? Did you get home all right last night?Safe and secureFit and healthy
that's all right
used as an answer when someone thanks you: "Thanks for cleaning the kitchen." "That's all right."Polite expressions
A2 something you say when someone says sorry to show that you are not angry: "I'm sorry - I forgot all about it." "That's all right."Making and accepting apologies
(Definition of all right adjective, adverb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “all right”

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

galaxy

one of the independent groups of stars in the universe

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More