It is not right to leave the party without saying goodbye.
The right answer.
The right time to act.
Went right to school.
To do right by someone.
The jacket doesn't fit right.
Called me right after dinner.
The icy wind blew right through me.
Answered the question right.
They have a right nice place.
Kept right on going.
The Right Reverend Jane Smith.
They righted their boat.
Measures designed to right generations of unfair labor practices.
Right a wrong.
A right line.
The right side of cloth.
To be right in one's answer.
The right of free speech.
Go right home.
Soaked right through his coat.
Right here, right now.
Come right down.
To right a capsized boat.
To right a room.
Put things right.
The right side of the dress; made sure that the right side of the fabric was visible.
An example of right is when you give 4 as the answer to 2+2.
An example of right is when you stand directly next to your friend.
An example of right is when a tornado took a roof off a house.
Do the right thing and confess.
The accident happened right over there.
An example of right is when you pick up a glass that tipped over and place it on the table with the bottom of the glass on the tablecloth.
An example of right is honesty.
An example of right is an answer that is correct.
A right line.
The right bank of a river.
A right triangle.
To make things right again.
A right angle.
A right cylinder.
The right answer.
She always associates with the right people.
He made a right fool of himself.
In one's right mind.
Not quite right.
The top right drawer of a desk.
Take a right at the fork.
The right honorable, the right reverend.
The kitchen counter formed a right angle with the back wall.
Is this the right software for my computer?
You've made a right mess of the kitchen!
After the accident, her right leg was slighly shorter than her left.
You're going, right?
The pharmacy is just on the right past the bookshop.
When the wind died down, the ship righted.
To right the oppressed.
Sir, I am right glad to meet you ...
Members of the Queen's Privy Council are styled The Right Honourable for life.
The Right Reverend Monsignor Guido Sarducci.
- In a just or proper manner; justly.
- Through the force of one's own skills or qualifications.
- From all directions or on every side:Criticism coming right and left; questions raised from right and left.
- Immediately; at once; without delay.
- Used as an exclamation of encouragement, support, or enthusiastic agreement.
- In a satisfactory or orderly condition:Set the place to rights.
- in justice; properly
- through one's own authority, ability, etc.; without dependence on another or others
- on the side supported by truth, justice, etc.
- without delay or pause; at once
- precisely! exactly! that's right!
- in or into good or proper condition or order
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of right
- Middle English from Old English riht reg- in Indo-European roots N., sense 3, from the fact that conservatives sit on the right side of the legislative chamber in various assemblies
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English right (“right"), from Old English riht, reht (“right"), from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz (“right, direct"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós (“having moved in a straight line"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (“to straighten, direct"). An Indo-European past participle, it became a Germanic adjective which has been used also as a noun since the common Germanic period. Cognate with West Frisian rjocht, Dutch recht, German recht/Recht, Swedish rätt and rät, Danish ret, Norwegian rett, and Icelandic rétt. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek ὀρεκτός, Latin rectus, Albanian drejt and the Sanskrit ऋत (á¹›tá).
- Old English rihtan (“to straighten, judge, set upright, set right"), from riht, from the same ultimate source as Etymology 1, above.