Right definition

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Fitting, proper, or appropriate.

It is not right to leave the party without saying goodbye.

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According to law, morality, or justice.
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In accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct.

The right answer.

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Most favorable, desirable, or convenient.

The right time to act.

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Toward or on the right.
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To regain an upright or proper position.
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In a straight line; directly.

Went right to school.

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According to law, justice, etc.; in an upright way; rightly.

To do right by someone.

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In the proper or desired manner; well.

The jacket doesn't fit right.

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Immediately.

Called me right after dinner.

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To make amends for (a wrong, etc.); redress or avenge.
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Completely; quite.

The icy wind blew right through me.

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Accurately; correctly.

Answered the question right.

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(chiefly southern us) Considerably; very.

They have a right nice place.

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Used as an intensive.

Kept right on going.

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Used in titles.

The Right Reverend Jane Smith.

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To put in or restore to an upright or proper position.

They righted their boat.

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To put in order or set right; correct.

Measures designed to right generations of unfair labor practices.

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To make reparation or amends for; redress.

Right a wrong.

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(obs.) Not curved; straight.

A right line.

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What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
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In accordance with justice, law, morality, etc.; upright; virtuous.

Right conduct.

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Designating the side, surface, etc. meant to be seen; designating the finished, principal, or upper side or surface.

The right side of cloth.

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Correct in thought, statement, or action.

To be right in one's answer.

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That which a person has a just claim to; power, privilege, etc. that belongs to a person by law, nature, or tradition.

The right of free speech.

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In a straight line; straight; directly.

Go right home.

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Completely; thoroughly.

Soaked right through his coat.

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Exactly; precisely.

Right here, right now.

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Without pause or delay; immediately.

Come right down.

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Correctly or accurately.
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On or toward the right hand or side.
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Agreed; OK; I understand.
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To put in or restore to an upright or proper position.

To right a capsized boat.

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To correct; make conform with fact, etc.
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To put in order; set right.

To right a room.

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To do justice to (a person); make amends to.
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(Australia) All right; not requiring assistance.
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In or into a satisfactory state or condition.

Put things right.

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Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right.
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In good mental or physical health or order.
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Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer.

The right side of the dress; made sure that the right side of the fabric was visible.

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Right means correctly, completely, thoroughly or exactly.

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.

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Conforming with or conformable to justice, law, or morality.

Do the right thing and confess.

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Exactly; just.

The accident happened right over there.

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To get into or resume an upright or proper position.
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To right is defined as to put back into the proper upright position.

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.

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Right is defined as something is the correct, proper or moral choice or something that is true or correct.

An example of right is honesty.

An example of right is an answer that is correct.

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Straight; uncurved; direct.

A right line.

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(archaic) Not spurious; genuine.
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Of, belonging to, located on, or being the side of the body to the south when the subject is facing east.
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Of, relating to, directed toward, or located on the right side.
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Located on the right side of a person facing downstream.

The right bank of a river.

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Formed by or in reference to a line or plane that is perpendicular to another line or plane.
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Having the axis perpendicular to the base.

Right cone.

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Having a right angle.

A right triangle.

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(sports) A blow delivered by a boxer's right hand.
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(baseball) Right field.
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The direction or position on the right side.
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The right side.
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The right hand.
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A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
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The people and groups who advocate the adoption of conservative or reactionary measures, especially in government and politics.
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The opinion of those advocating such measures.
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A just or legal claim or title.
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Something, especially humane treatment, claimed to be due to animals by moral principle.
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An existing stockholder's legally protected claim to purchase additional shares in a corporation ahead of those who are not currently stockholders, especially at a cost lower than market value.
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The negotiable paper on which such an entitlement is indicated.
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Having sound health or good spirits.
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In a satisfactory condition, or in good order.

To make things right again.

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Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream.
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Of the political right; conservative or reactionary.
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Formed by, or with reference to, a straight line or plane perpendicular to a base.

A right angle.

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Having the axis perpendicular to the base.

A right cylinder.

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In accordance with fact, reason, some set standard, etc.; correct; true.

The right answer.

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Fitting; appropriate; suitable.
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Most convenient or favorable.
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Reputable, approved, fashionable, etc.

She always associates with the right people.

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(brit., informal) Genuine; absolute.

He made a right fool of himself.

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Sound; normal.

In one's right mind.

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Mentally sound or normal; sane.

Not quite right.

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Designating or of that side of one's body which is toward the east when one faces north, the side of the more-used hand in most people.
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Designating or of the corresponding side of anything.
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Closer to the right side of a person directly before and facing the thing mentioned or understood.

The top right drawer of a desk.

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(politics) A conservative or reactionary position, esp. one varying from moderate capitalism to fascism, or a party or group advocating this.
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An interest in property, real or intangible.
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All or part of the right side.
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What is on the right side.
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A direction or location on the right side.
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A turn toward the right side.

Take a right at the fork.

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The right hand.
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A blow delivered with the right hand.
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The privilege given to a company's stockholders of buying shares in a new issue of stock, usually at a price below the current market price.
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The negotiable certificate indicating this privilege.
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Very; extremely [to know something right well]

The right honorable, the right reverend.

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Properly; fittingly.
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Favorably, conveniently, or well.
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What is proper and correct under the law, ethics, and/or moral code; something owed a person because of a just claim; a protected and recognized interest; a negotiable option to buy a new issue of stock at less than market pricing; a claim or interest in tangible or intangible things.
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The right to go upon land or into a dwelling.
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The right to reclaim property previously sold or encumbered, by paying full value plus any interest and costs.
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The right of one vehicle to pass before another, as in “the car to the right at a four-way stop sign has the right of way”; the right to pass over the property of another, see easement; a piece of land upon which a railroad may construct its tracks.
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. As to owners of land adjacent to waterways, the right to use of the water, the soil under the water, and its neighboring land structures, such as banks. Generally refers to the right of a property owner whose land includes a natural waterway to use that portion of the waterway as may pass through his land, in whatever way the property owner chooses to.
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(archaic) Straight, not bent.

A right line.

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Of an angle, having a size of 90 degrees, or one quarter of a complete rotation; the angle between two perpendicular lines.

The kitchen counter formed a right angle with the back wall.

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Complying with justice, correctness or reason; correct, just, true.

I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were right all along.

It's not right that one person gets all the credit for the group's work.

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Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.

Is this the right software for my computer?

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I'm afraid my father is no longer in his right mind.

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Real; veritable.

You've made a right mess of the kitchen!

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(dated) Most favourable or convenient; fortunate.
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Designating the side of the body which is positioned to the east if one is facing north. This arrow points to the right: →

After the accident, her right leg was slighly shorter than her left.

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Designed to be placed or worn outward.

The right side of a piece of cloth.

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(politics) Pertaining to the political right; conservative.
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(comparative more right, superlative rightmost)
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On the right side.
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Towards the right side.
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Yes, that is correct; I agree.
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I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.
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Signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or discourse.

- After that interview, I don't think we should hire her.- Right "” who wants lunch?

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Used to check agreement at the end of an utterance.

You're going, right?

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Used to add seriousness or decisiveness before a statement.
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That which complies with justice, law or reason.

We're on the side of right in this contest.

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A legal or moral entitlement.

You have no right to go through my personal diary.

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The right side or direction.

The pharmacy is just on the right past the bookshop.

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(politics) The ensemble of right-wing political parties; political conservatives as a group.

The political right holds too much power.

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The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
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Righting all the wrongs of the war will be impossible.

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To set upright.

The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile.

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(intransitive) To return to normal upright position.

When the wind died down, the ship righted.

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To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of.

To right the oppressed.

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The arrow landed right in the middle of the target.

Luckily we arrived right at the start of the film.

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(UK, US, dialect) Very, extremely, quite.

I made a right stupid mistake there, didn't I?

I stubbed my toe a week ago and it still hurts right much.

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According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really.
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Do it right or don't do it at all.

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(dated, still used in some titles) To a great extent or degree.

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.

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Something that is due to a person or governmental body by law, tradition, or nature.
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That which is just, moral, or proper.
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by rights
  • In a just or proper manner; justly.
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in (one's) own right
  • Through the force of one's own skills or qualifications.
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right and left
  • From all directions or on every side:
    Criticism coming right and left; questions raised from right and left.
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right away
  • Immediately; at once; without delay.
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right on
  • Used as an exclamation of encouragement, support, or enthusiastic agreement.
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to rights
  • In a satisfactory or orderly condition:
    Set the place to rights.
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by right
  • in justice; properly
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in one's own right
  • through one's own authority, ability, etc.; without dependence on another or others
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in the right
  • on the side supported by truth, justice, etc.
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right away
  • without delay or pause; at once
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right on!
  • precisely! exactly! that's right!
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to rights
  • in or into good or proper condition or order
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
right
Plural:
rights

Adjective

Base Form:
right
Comparative:
righter
Superlative:
rightest

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).

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English rihtan (“to straighten, judge, set upright, set right"), from riht, from the same ultimate source as Etymology 1, above.

    From Wiktionary