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Definitions of right

  1. in a correct manner; " he guessed right"
  2. make reparations or amends for; " right a wrong"
  3. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; " the correct answer"; " the correct version"; " the right answer"; " took the right road"; " the right decision"
  4. correct in opinion or judgment; " time proved him right"
  5. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; " what's the right word for this?"; " the right way to open oysters"
  6. make right or correct; " Correct the mistakes"; " rectify the calculation"
  7. in the right manner; " please do your job properly!"; " can't you carry me decent?"
  8. in accordance with moral or social standards; " that serves him right"; " do right by him"
  9. ( Southern regional intensive) very; " the baby is mighty cute"; " he's mighty tired"; " it is powerful humid"; " that boy is powerful big now"; " they have a right nice place"
  10. a turn to the right; " take a right at the corner"
  11. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
  12. an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; " they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; " Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; " a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
  13. the hand that is on the right side of the body; " he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"; " hit him with quick rights to the body"
  14. the conservative faction of a political party
  15. location near or direction toward the right side; i. e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east; " he stood on the right"
  16. ( frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; " mineral rights"; " film rights"
  17. immediately; " she called right after dinner"
  18. an interjection expressing agreement
  19. intended for the right hand; " a right- hand glove"
  20. of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face outward; " the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"; " be sure your shirt is right side out"
  21. most suitable or right for a particular purpose; " a good time to plant tomatoes"; " the right time to act"; " the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
  22. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
  23. regain an upright or proper position; " The capsized boat righted again"
  24. put in or restore to an upright position; " They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
  25. having the axis perpendicular to the base; " a right angle"
  26. of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
  27. being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; " my right hand"; " right center field"; " a right- hand turn"; " the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"
  28. in conformance with justice or law or morality; " do the right thing and confess"
  29. in or into a satisfactory condition; " things are right again now"; " put things right"
  30. exactly; " he fell flop on his face"
  31. precisely, exactly; " stand right here!"
  32. toward or on the right; also used figuratively; " he looked right and left"; " the party has moved right"
  33. Exactly; just.
  34. Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line.
  35. Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.
  36. Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true.
  37. Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.
  38. Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.
  39. According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith.
  40. Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
  41. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; -- opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals.
  42. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
  43. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.
  44. In a right manner.
  45. In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide.
  46. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.
  47. According to any rule of art; correctly.
  48. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.
  49. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.
  50. That which is right or correct.
  51. A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact.
  52. A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
  53. That to which one has a just claim.
  54. That which one has a natural claim to exact.
  55. That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal.
  56. That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership.
  57. Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
  58. The right side; the side opposite to the left.
  59. In some legislative bodies of Europe ( as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.
  60. To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight ( that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct.
  61. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
  62. To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.
  63. Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.
  64. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; - opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm.
  65. The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, - the opposite of moral wrong.
  66. That which is correct; that which accords with truth, justice, propriety, virtue, etc., opposite to wrong; that to which one has a moral or legal claim; as, to defend one's rights; the right- hand side.
  67. To restore to proper position; as, the canoe righted itself; make correct; do justice to; as, to right a person unfaisly treated.
  68. To recover the natural position.
  69. According to truth, justice, or law; correct; true; correct in opinion, etc.; not mistaken; as, he is always right; fit; suitable; as, the right man for the position; having one line or plane perpendicular to another; as, a right angle; pertaining to the side opposite the left; well; healthy; as, to feel all right; made to be worn outward; as, the right side of cloth.
  70. In a straight line; directly; as, he stood right in my way; justly; as, to act right; correctly; properly; as, nothing has been done right; precisely; you are wrong right there; very; as, right honorable.
  71. Rightness.
  72. Straight: most direct: upright: erect: according to truth and justice: according to law: true: correct: just: fit: proper: exact: most convenient: well performed: most dexterous, as the hand: on the right hand: on the right hand of one looking towards the mouth of a river: ( math.) upright from a base: containing 90 degrees.
  73. RIGHTLY.
  74. In a straight or direct line: in a right manner: according to truth and justice: correctly: very: in a great degree.
  75. That which is right or correct: truth: justice: virtue: freedom from error: what one has a just claim to: privilege: property: the right side.
  76. To make right or straight: to set upright: to do justice to.
  77. To recover the proper position.
  78. In a right line or manner; correctly; directly; very; to the right hand.
  79. Straight; just; true; proper; correct; opposite to left; containing 90°, as an angle.
  80. That which is right or correct; justice; what one has a just claim to; the right side.
  81. To make right or upright; do justice to.
  82. To make right; set upright; correct; adjust.
  83. To relieve from wrong or injustice.
  84. To regain an upright position.
  85. Conformable to the moral law, or to truth, fact, or propriety; righteous; true; accurate; correct; proper.
  86. Pertaining to that side of the body which is toward the south when one faces the sunrise.
  87. A just and proper claim.
  88. The right hand or side.
  89. In a right manner; justly; correctly; suitably; properly.
  90. In a straight line.
  91. In an eminent degree.
  92. Precisely. rightly.
  93. Straight; just; according to truth and justice; fit; proper; lawful; true; correct; most convenient or dexterous; well- performed; most direct on the right hand; on the right with the face looking down.
  94. In a right or straight line; rightly; justly; correctly; very.
  95. Well done. Right- angle, an angle of 90 degrees, or one- fourth of a circlo. Right ascension. See Ascension.
  96. Conformity to truth and justice; rectitude; justice; propriety; freedom from error; just claim; legal title; prerogative; privilege; authority; property; the side opposed to the left; the ministerial side in a legislative assembly; the conservative side in philosophy. To put to rights, to put in good order; to adjust. Bill of rights, a declaration of rights, specially as granted by William III. in 1688. Writ of right, a writ which lies to recover lands in fee simple, unjustly withheld from the true owner. Right about, summary dismissal.
  97. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to set upright.
  98. To rise with the masts erect, as a ship. To right the helm, to place it in the middle of a ship.
  99. Straight; not crooked; direct; true; not wrong; according to the standard of truth or of moral rectitude, or to the will of God; not erroneous or wrong; fit; proper; well performed; applied to one of the hands which it is most convenient or right to make use of, or which is naturally used in preference to the other, from some inherent physical power in itself- see left; on the right hand, as a leg or a part; applied to the side or bank of a river on the right hand when looking towards its mouth; denoting an angle of 90º; denoting the side of cloth designed to appear externally.
  100. Not the wrong; perfect standard of truth and justice; justice; freedom from error; legal title; just claim; that which justly belongs to one; privilege.
  101. To relieve from wrong; to do justice to; to restore to its upright position, as a ship.
  102. According to the standard of truth and justice; according to fact and truth; directly; in a direct line; very; thoroughly, as right valiant; int. an expression of approval.
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Usage examples for right

  1. What right had she to tell! – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  2. " I know I'm right.... – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  3. " That's right," said Sam. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  4. Was she all right? – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  5. Tell me if I am right! – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  6. Jes' you go right in. – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  7. There's something not right about you. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  8. I have no right to know. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  9. Ah, Israel's right there! – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  10. I was right; he was there. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  11. Oh, yes, I am all right now. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. All right; that's what I want to know. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  13. I'll come, all right; but I'm goin' now. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  14. It was not right, but I did it. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  15. It should all go right this time. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  16. I don't like- it is not right!" – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  17. " Well," he said, " that's all right. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  18. " That part's all right. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  19. You know I'm right." – The Husbands of Edith by George Barr McCutcheon
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