- Dial. correctly; rightly
- into a correct state or position: a new mayor should finally set things aright
Origin of arightMiddle English ; from on right
Origin of arightMiddle English, from Old English ariht : a-, on; see a–2 + riht, right; see Right .
(comparative more aright, superlative most aright)
From Middle English ariȝt, ariht, from Old English āriht (“aright, properly”), from earlier *an riht, on riht (“rightly”), corresponding to a (prep.)- + right.
(third-person singular simple present arights, present participle arighting, simple past and past participle arighted)
From Middle English arighten, arihten (“to raise up”); and Middle English iriȝten, irihten, ȝerihten (“to make right, correct, erect”), from Old English ġerihtan (“to set right”), equivalent to a- + right.