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. socially right or correct; " it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; " correct behavior"
  6. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; " what's the right word for this?"; " the right way to open oysters"
  7. make right or correct; " Correct the mistakes"; " rectify the calculation"
  8. in the right manner; " please do your job properly!"; " can't you carry me decent?"
  9. in accordance with moral or social standards; " that serves him right"; " do right by him"
  10. ( 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"
  11. appropriate for a condition or occasion; " everything in its proper place"; " the right man for the job"; " she is not suitable for the position"
  12. a turn to the right; " take a right at the corner"
  13. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
  14. anything in accord with principles of justice; " he feels he is in the right"; " the rightfulness of his claim"
  15. 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"
  16. 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"
  17. the conservative faction of a political party
  18. 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"
  19. ( frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; " mineral rights"; " film rights"
  20. immediately; " she called right after dinner"
  21. an interjection expressing agreement
  22. intended for the right hand; " a right- hand glove"
  23. 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"
  24. 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"
  25. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
  26. regain an upright or proper position; " The capsized boat righted again"
  27. put in or restore to an upright position; " They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
  28. make reparations or amends for; " right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  29. having the axis perpendicular to the base; " a right angle"
  30. of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
  31. 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"
  32. in conformance with justice or law or morality; " do the right thing and confess"
  33. in or into a satisfactory condition; " things are right again now"; " put things right"
  34. exactly; " he fell flop on his face"
  35. precisely, exactly; " stand right here!"
  36. toward or on the right; also used figuratively; " he looked right and left"; " the party has moved right"
  37. Exactly; just.
  38. Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line.
  39. Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.
  40. 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.
  41. Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.
  42. Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.
  43. 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.
  44. Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
  45. 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.
  46. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
  47. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.
  48. In a right manner.
  49. 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.
  50. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.
  51. According to any rule of art; correctly.
  52. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.
  53. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.
  54. That which is right or correct.
  55. A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact.
  56. A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
  57. That to which one has a just claim.
  58. That which one has a natural claim to exact.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
  62. The right side; the side opposite to the left.
  63. In some legislative bodies of Europe ( as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.
  64. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.
  68. Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.
  69. 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.
  70. The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, - the opposite of moral wrong.
  71. 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.
  72. To restore to proper position; as, the canoe righted itself; make correct; do justice to; as, to right a person unfaisly treated.
  73. To recover the natural position.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. Rightness.
  77. The side of the body opposite to that on which the apex beat of the heart is felt, dexter.
  78. 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.
  79. RIGHTLY.
  80. In a straight or direct line: in a right manner: according to truth and justice: correctly: very: in a great degree.
  81. That which is right or correct: truth: justice: virtue: freedom from error: what one has a just claim to: privilege: property: the right side.
  82. To make right or straight: to set upright: to do justice to.
  83. To recover the proper position.
  84. In a right line or manner; correctly; directly; very; to the right hand.
  85. Straight; just; true; proper; correct; opposite to left; containing 90°, as an angle.
  86. That which is right or correct; justice; what one has a just claim to; the right side.
  87. To make right or upright; do justice to.
  88. To make right; set upright; correct; adjust.
  89. To relieve from wrong or injustice.
  90. To regain an upright position.
  91. Conformable to the moral law, or to truth, fact, or propriety; righteous; true; accurate; correct; proper.
  92. Pertaining to that side of the body which is toward the south when one faces the sunrise.
  93. Moral rightness; righteousness; opposed to wrong.
  94. A just and proper claim.
  95. The right hand or side.
  96. In a right manner; justly; correctly; suitably; properly.
  97. In a straight line.
  98. In an eminent degree.
  99. Precisely. rightly.
  100. 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.
  101. In a right or straight line; rightly; justly; correctly; very.
  102. Well done. Right- angle, an angle of 90 degrees, or one- fourth of a circlo. Right ascension. See Ascension.
  103. 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.
  104. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to set upright.
  105. To rise with the masts erect, as a ship. To right the helm, to place it in the middle of a ship.
  106. 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.
  107. Not the wrong; perfect standard of truth and justice; justice; freedom from error; legal title; just claim; that which justly belongs to one; privilege.
  108. To relieve from wrong; to do justice to; to restore to its upright position, as a ship.
  109. 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.

Antonyms for right

dirty, spot, loopy, fallacious, strange, unfit, zigzag, no., weak, unrighteous, execrable, bogus, twined, guilt, unskilled, scatty, insane, inapt, larboard, leftist, delusionary, untrue, flawed, partial, dark, feigned, disrespectful, condemnable, ungracious, unfashionable, unsatisfactory, Libertinism, smudge, astray, sideways, nothing, wacky, offensive, dissolute, liberalism, slightly, cranky, liberal, obsessed, sidewise, imperfect, iniquitous, never, styleless, unjustified, left-of-center, unnatural, none, dotty, daft, stigma, mistaken, vile, transgression, limp-wristed, ignominious, slur, plastic, Daffy, irrational, off, ballpark, characterless, biased, incongruous, wrongheaded, witless, immoral, lunatic, leftism, indecent, wavy, cruddy, nefarious, phony, crazy, despondent, arbitrary, defective, Concocted, rotten, supposititious, degenerate, lame, falsify, scurvy, uncongenial, deceptive, paranoid, Unapt, indecorous, warped, cheap, moonstruck, inexpert, depressed, invalid, mad, fabricated, nerveless, haywire, inauthentic, evildoing, mechanical, delusory, unjust, synthetic, atrocious, snide, stain, wicked, debauchery, untoward, afield, slack, Noway, false, reprehensible, squishy, undue, ignoble, frantic, improper, nuclear, imprecise, wacko, looping, incompetent, man-made, left, brand, helical, grubby, middle-of-the-road, unscrupulous, criminality, spiraling, illicit, inadequate, libelous, illegal, inexact, Unhandsome, objectionable, mixed-up, impolite, misleading, smirch, mental, maniacal, unbalanced, left-handed, inappropriate, Irrelative, pretended, discourteous, unlawful, approximate, incapable, detestable, artificial, cuckoo, delusive, unseemly, effete, inapposite, dishonest, naughty, ill-mannered, unauthentic, dishonorable, unwarranted, nutty, infelicitous, inequitable, indefensible, impertinent, rounded, curved, inept, wrongfulness, base, Misbecoming, unbecoming, monomaniacal, berserk, scabby, undeserved, coiled, ballistic, mean, edgeways, erring, inopportune, ambidextrous, loco, iniquity, incoherent, spineless, pixilated, crackbrained, unskillful, raving, licentiousness, wet, immorality, frenzied, leftish, erroneous, unhappy, unsuitably, criminal, unacceptable, manufactured, delinquency, faulty, fake, errant, incorrectly, amok, obsessive-compulsive, certifiable, Low-minded, involute, curving, odd, inside, sorry, potty, aberrant, corrupted, evil, cracked, malapropos, taint, overturn, depravity, culpable, scummy, leftmost, erroneously, suppositious, wimpish, frail, depraved, slipshod, bad, debased, unsound, batty, spiral, deranged, grievance, Kinked, sinuous, despotic, ticky-tacky, port, lawless, imitation, unfair, centrist, counterfeit, twisting, pseudo, eccentric, onus, viciousness, Zigzagging, disturbed, psychotic, faultily, oblique, inaptly, spurious, wishy-washy, left hand, perverse, blot, strained, far left, wimpy, guilty, trashy, turning, infamous, wrong, inappropriately, unjustifiable, forced, mistakenly, unsuitable, Unbeseeming, paltry, perverted, unmannered, nowise, slanderous, sinful, nominally, unfairness, uncalled-for, near, twisted, screwy, flagitious, bowed, sham, center, schizophrenic, affected, foolish, bananas, ungodliness, screwlike, crooked, injustice, unfaithful, incorrect, contemptible, unstylish, careless, intolerable, psycho, hysterical, veering, inaccurately, black, edgewise, debauched, unreasonable, ill-bred, corrupt, tasteless, capsize, inconsiderate, turned, balmy, reprobate, inapplicable, thoughtless, cheesy, villainy, bending, unqualified, monomaniac, dowdy, unmannerly, corkscrew, untrained, amiss, nigh, loony, disordered, unsavory, loose, fixated, villainous, schizoid, namby-pamby, bughouse, weak-kneed, parallel, approximative, untruthful, crackpot, invertebrate, distraught, broadside, delusional, vicious, calumnious, weakling, fallen, curled, irrelevant, illegitimate, devious, put on, looped, unfitting, delirious, Twining, Libertinage, unmerited, sin, graceless, inaccurate, milk-and-water, senseless, weaving, crazed, entwined, meandering, vice, oddball, weakened, evil-minded, fruity, blameworthy, slovenly, wrongly, crabwise, neurotic, ratty, improperly, defamatory, factitious, nasty, curling, scandalous, meshuga, winding, misguided, two-handed, distracted, paranoiac, ape, Unmeet, demented, unequal, coiling, wrongful, lousy, contrived, mock, profligacy, unethical, brainsick, sneaking, misdeed, simulated, assumed, abominable, soft, wretched, Swirled, corruption, nuts, unprincipled, unrighteousness, low, inelegant, unreal, negligibly, left wing, gaga, turn over, felonious, despicable, sordid, libertine, deplorable, currish, low-down, uncivil, incompatible, serpentine.

Quotes of right

  1. It just seems that you were talking positively about McDonald's, that they are... attempting this healthy lifestyle, and yet when we're talking right now... it seems that you're saying they need to make more responsibility. – Maria Bartiromo
  2. These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television. – Tom Berenger
  3. So that when I came to New York again, it was, I'm not too sure right now, but it was '74 or '75. I went to Miami in '74 and then I came to New York, I think, at the end of '74. – Ruben Blades
  4. You might not be able to stomach it, but as long as you can mind it, your heart will be all right – Brian Celio
  5. Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not. – Cher
  6. Fire has impacted every part of our lives- without fire, there would be no shopping, right that's how the Internet will intrude on our lives, particularly our kids' lives. – Jay Chiat
  7. I was a left hooker, and I loved hooking. I also really liked to jab and mix it up right away. – Gerry Cooney
  8. I know if someone is coming from my right side. I could feel it. – Emerson Fittipaldi
  9. You have to find out what's right for you, so it's trial and error. You are going to be all right if you accept realistic goals for yourself. – Teri Garr
  10. When I first went to New York I was right out of high school, I was 17 years old, and I had never seen a building over two stories high. – Florence Henderson
  11. They have a crystalline sense of right and wrong; it disappears when they walk out the door with their M. B. A. – Carl Hiaasen
  12. I have a rule on my team: when we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it's tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody. – Mike Krzyzewski
  13. Among golfers the putter is usually known as the payoff club and how right that is! Putting is in fact a game in itself. – Bobby Locke
  14. My mom is going to kill me for talking about sleeping with people. But I don't want to put myself in the position where I'm in a monogamous relationship right now. I'm not dating just one person. 'Sex and the City' changed everything for me because those girls would sleep with so many people. – Lindsay Lohan
  15. I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. – Ogden Nash

Usage examples for right

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

Rhymes for right