okay

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj okay being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition "an all-right movie","the passengers were shaken up but are all right","is everything all right?","everything's fine","things are okay","dinner and the movies had been fine","another minute I'd have been fine"
    • adv okay in a satisfactory or adequate manner; (`alright' is a nonstandard variant of `all right') "she'll do okay on her own","held up all right under pressure"
    • v okay give sanction to "I approve of his educational policies"
    • n okay an endorsement "they gave us the O.K. to go ahead"
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Quotations

  • Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt
    “You have to erect a fence and say, Okay, scale this.”
  • Ann Landers
    Ann%20Landers
    “One out of four people in this country is mentally imbalanced. Think of your three closest friends. If they seem okay, then you're the one.”
  • John Bradshaw
    John Bradshaw
    “It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn.”
  • Robert Downey Jr.
    Robert Downey Jr.
    “A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual, like I may even have an ammonia-filled tentacle somewhere on my body. That's okay.”

Usage

In literature:

Okay, where are those two pictures?
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
You were in a bad way, Mr. Wheeler, but you'll be okay now.
"Heart" by Henry Slesar
Okay, let's sober up and watch the fountain.
"Fee of the Frontier" by Horace Brown Fyfe
Okay to anybody else but not to me.
"Satan and the Comrades" by Ralph Bennitt
If they're okay, hook up fresh tanks.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
I'll have Dalgetty with me but it's okay.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
Okay, where did the ghost come from?
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
They looked over the piece of land and Laurent okayed it.
"The Ethical Way" by Joseph Farrell
Vern calmed me down by pointing out that, after all, we had to sell Arthur, and hadn't we come out of it plenty okay?
"The Knights of Arthur" by Frederik Pohl
Moros teach birds to talk, then tell message and say, 'Okay bird.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Okay, the top's loose.
"Brown John's Body" by Winston Marks
If I kept out of sight till dark I was okay.
"The Enormous Room" by Horace Leonard Gold
Okay, son, I'll see you later.
"A Mixture of Genius" by Arnold Castle
We did okay on Venus, (he said).
"Hoiman and the Solar Circuit" by Gordon Dewey
We make flying raid, okay?
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
Okay, here go mine, too.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca" by Robert Sydney Bowen
He said, "Okay, okay," and got up.
"Brink of Madness" by Walter J. Sheldon
Okay, how about dinner at the Wedgewood Room tomorrow night?
"The Black Tide" by Arthur G. Stangland
Okay, take it easy, Lieutenant.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
We'll make the island okay and can hide the boat in the tunnel.
"Dan Carter and the River Camp" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

She phoned them when the Round was Ten:
'Is it still Okay with my Joe?'
Reluctant came the answer then,—
No Ma'am, KAYO.
"Boxer's Wife" by Robert W Service
She phoned them when the Round was Nine:
'How is my hero in the fray?'
They yelled: 'He leads; he's doing fine,—
Joe's sure Okay.'
"Boxer's Wife" by Robert W Service
She phoned them when the Round was Eight:
'How is my Joe?' they heard her say.
They answered: 'Gee! He's going great,
Your guy's Okay.'
"Boxer's Wife" by Robert W Service
I checked out for the last time
on the first of May;
graduate of the mental cases,
with my analysts's okay,
my complete book of rhymes,
my typewriter and my suitcases.
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton
It's okay if the world goes with Venetian;
Who cares what Italians don't see?--
Or with Man's Bluff (a temporary problem
Healed by shrieks and cheating)--or with date:
Three hours of squirming repaid by laughs for years.
"Blind" by Charles H Webb

In news:

Okay, but for real this time: You have to make a reservation now.
Okay, we know PETA has a rep for creating ads that push the envelope.
This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, okay, not that we know of.
A one-month-old baby is okay, despite being put in an airport x-ray machine.
Okay, tweets @marcambinder has given us the hash # questiontime .
Okay, maybe not the first one, I talk about, but the rest of them, I'm pretty sure you will love.
Okay, this isn't actually raw data .
It's okay to redistribute the wealth.
EU okays Bristol-Astra diabetes drug after US rejection .
Novartis' Afinitor Gets FDA Okay for Treating Renal Angiomyolipoma Associated with TSC.
Okay, well maybe only 10 or so.
Okay, it's probably time for hitting the big red (states) reset button and getting on with a new and improved game plan for self government.
Okay, you don't like it.
Okay, it is a little HOT out there, but Fall Fashion is now in full swing.
Okay, they aren't even closely related to that term, but what the hell, would you listen anyways.
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In science:

Then p1 · p2 is another polynomial over S such that for every T ⊂ S , (p1 · p2)(T ) = X(U \V )∪(V \U )=T Finally, in order to have definition of the derivative, we need definition of ratio. I will make analogy with the set of integers where ratio is not everywhere defined and claim that the same is okay here.
Novel definition of Grassmann numbers and spinor fields
K: okay, I will make them red and green, and the star that interacted with them last I will make yellow. P: like a traffic light :-) K: sure, why not.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
So he had it! Okay, only for one case, but even so; and it was a clean observation with an interferometer, so unlike Roberts’ observation of M31 (the primary piece of evidence in the Roberts and Rots (1973) paper).
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Observational overview
Although seemingly okay, any careful reader must have noted that there are flaws in the argument! Bernoulli’s principle, in the form used here, is applicable for the steady, incompressible and inviscid fluid; the first two restriction can be justified but the last one can’t be justified near the boundary.
Effects of non-denumerable fixed points in finite dynamical systems
This raises a question: should Pythagorean theorem be postulated, or should it be derived? On the one hand, the philosophy of the paper only demands that we refrain from postulating relativistic effects; in this respect it is okay to postulate Pythagorean theorem since it is not one of them.
Causal set as a discretized phase spacetime
The first type are intervals th at are “okay” to include in a flat decomposition, either because they have very little mass, or because they consist of a single point, or because they are close to uniform.
Testing $k$-Modal Distributions: Optimal Algorithms via Reductions
The second type are intervals that are “not okay” to include i n a flat decomposition – they have significant mass and are far from uniform – but the algorithm is able to ensure t hat almost all of these are monotone distributions with a known orientation.
Testing $k$-Modal Distributions: Optimal Algorithms via Reductions
The first type are intervals th at are “okay” to include in a flat decomposition, either because they have very little mass, or because they consist of a single point, or because they are close to uniform.
Testing $k$-Modal Distributions: Optimal Algorithms via Reductions
The second type are intervals that are “not okay” to include i n a flat decomposition – they have significant mass and are far from uniform – but the algorithm is able to ensure t hat almost all of these are monotone distributions with a known orientation.
Testing $k$-Modal Distributions: Optimal Algorithms via Reductions
If all the test components are okay, the test would return a 0.
Efficient Test Selection in Active Diagnosis via Entropy Approximation
Web pages don’t render correctly for certain situations but work okay with others.
Quality Assurance And Integration Testing Aspects In Web Based Applications
What about “Is there much crime in Washington?” Undoubtedly acceptable. “Are there any dogs in Washington?” An odd question for an airplane conversation. “Are there many dogs in Washington?” Sounds better. “Are there many marmosets in Washington?” Odd. “Are there many marmosets in the Washington zoo?” Okay again.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
However, in our analysis so far, we have not yet performed the q and k integrations, and it is okay to take limits of integrands to see the correspondence of I0 with the q0 = k0 = 0 piece of diagram (d).
T_c for trapped dilute Bose gases: a second-order result
This is okay in this paradigm, since the pure states remain pure (the signal is damaged, but we do not care about that in this “ob jective” compression scheme).
Compressing compound states
As I see it, theories that require some sort of representation or other structure to explain the organization of elementary particles, often do an okay job of this.
Division Algebras; Spinors; Idempotents; The Algebraic Structure of Reality
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