Alright is the informal way of writing "all right." It can stand in for "okay," like the sandwich you had for lunch that was just alright — it was neither great nor terrible.

In a nutshell, alright means "fine" or "satisfactory": "Are the kids alright on that Ferris wheel?" You can use it to show that you agree with something someone said: "Oh alright, I get it." This one-word spelling of "all right" is okay when texting with your friends, but don't use it when you are looking to impress, such as in a thank-you letter following a job interview.

Definitions of alright
  1. adverb
    in a satisfactory or adequate manner
    synonyms: O.K., all right, okay
  2. adverb
    an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
    synonyms: OK, all right, fine, very well
  3. adverb
    without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)
    synonyms: all right
  4. adjective
    nonstandard usage
    giving satisfaction
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