Hello vs Okay - What's the difference?

hello | okay |

As an interjection hello

is .

As a noun hello

is "!" or an equivalent greeting.

As a verb hello

is to greet with "hello".

As a proper noun okay is




Alternative forms

* hallo * hilloa (obsolete) * hullo (UK)


(en interjection)
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=I made a speaking trumpet of my hands and commenced to whoop “Ahoy!” and “Hello!'” at the top of my lungs.
  • (colloquial)
  • Usage notes

    * The greeting hello is among the most generic and neutral in use. It may be heard in nearly all social situations and in nearly all walks of life, and is unlikely to cause offense.


    * (greeting) ** g'day, hey, hi, ** hallo, hi, hiya, ey up ** hallo, hey, hi, howdy ** how's it going, hey, hi ** howzit ** (slang) wassup, what's up, yo, sup * See also


    * (greeting) bye, goodbye

    Derived terms


    See also

    * * (wikipedia "hello")


    (en noun)
  • "!" or an equivalent greeting.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=April 29, author=Stephanie Rosenbloom, title=A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=In many new buildings, though, neighbors are venturing beyond tight-lipped hellos at the mailbox.}}


    * greeting


    (en verb)
  • To greet with "hello".
  • * 2013 , Ivan Doig, English Creek (page 139)
  • I had to traipse around somewhat, helloing' people and being ' helloed , before I spotted my mother and my father, sharing shade and a spread blanket with Pete and Marie Reese and Toussaint Rennie near the back of the park.
    English phrasebook 1000 English basic words



    (wikipedia okay)

    Alternative forms

    * OK, , 'kay, m'kay, A-OK, otay ok, okeh, okey, okie-dokie, kay


    (en noun)
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  • Verb

    (en verb)
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  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
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  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
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  • Interjection

    (en interjection)
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