Definitions for rightraɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
right*raɪt(adj.; n.; adv.; v.)right•er, right•est
(adj.)in accordance with what is good, proper, or just:
in conformity with fact or reason:
the right answer.
correct in judgment, opinion, or action.
to say the right thing.
the right time for a decision.
of, pertaining to, or located on or near the side of a person or thing that is turned toward the east when the subject is facing north
Ref: (opposed to left 1 ).
in one's right mind.
in good health or spirits:
I haven't felt right in days.
principal, front, or upper:
right side up.
(often cap.) of or belonging to the political Right; having conservative or reactionary views in politics.
socially desirable or influential:
know the right people.
a right line.
having an axis perpendicular to the base:
a right cone.
Math. pertaining to an element of a set that has a given property when placed on the right of an element or set of elements of the given set:
a right identity.
the right owner.
(n.)something that is due to anyone by just claim, legal guarantees, moral principles, etc.:
the right to free speech.
that which is morally, legally, or ethically proper:
to know right from wrong.
a moral, ethical, or legal principle considered as an underlying cause of truth, justice, morality, or ethics.
Sometimes, rights. the interest or ownership a person, group, or business has in property.
the property itself or its value.
Often, rights. the privilege of subscribing to a specified amount of a stock or bond issue, or the document certifying this privilege.
that which is in accord with fact, reason, or propriety.
the state or quality or an instance of being correct.
the side that is normally opposite to that where the heart is:
to turn to the right.
a right-hand turn:
Make a right at the corner.
the one of a pair, as of shoes or gloves, that is shaped for, used by, or situated on the right side.
the Right, individuals or groups advocating maintenance of the established political, social, or economic order. the conservative position held by these people.
(usu. cap.) the part of a legislative assembly, esp. in continental Europe, that is situated to the right of the presiding officer. the more conservative members of such an assembly, who customarily sit in this part.
a boxing blow delivered by the right hand.
(adv.)in a straight or direct line:
right to the bottom.
My hat was knocked right off.
right after dinner.
correctly or accurately:
to guess right.
to live right.
advantageously or well:
to turn out right.
on or to the right:
to turn right.
Informal. very; extremely:
a right fine day.
(often cap.) very (used in certain titles):
The Right Reverend John Stewart.
(v.t.)to put in an upright position:
to right a fallen lamp.
to bring into conformity with fact; correct:
to right one's point of view.
to do justice to; avenge:
to be righted in court.
to right a wrong.
(v.i.)to resume an upright or proper position.
Idioms for right:
by rights,in fairness; justly.
in one's own right,by reason of one's own ability, ownership, or qualifications.
in the right,having the support of reason or law.
right away or off,without hesitation; immediately.
right on,Slang. exactly right; precisely.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom
to rights,into proper condition or order:
to set a room to rights.
* Usage: right in the sense of “very, extremely” is neither old-fashioned nor dialectal. It is most common in informal speech and writing: You know right well what I mean. Its use in formal contexts can be regarded as inappropriate or erroneous.
Origin of right:
bef. 900; (n. and adj.) ME; OE riht; akin to L rēctus, OIr recht law, Gk orektós upright; (v.) ME; OE rihtan; (adv.) ME; OE rihte
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"
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"
right field, rightfield, right(noun)
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
right, right wing(noun)
those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
right, right hand(noun)
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"
a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
"take a right at the corner"
anything in accord with principles of justice
"he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
(frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
"mineral rights"; "film rights"
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"
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"
socially right or correct
"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
in conformance with justice or law or morality
"do the right thing and confess"
correct in opinion or judgment
"time proved him right"
appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
"everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
in or into a satisfactory condition
"things are right again now"; "put things right"
intended for the right hand
"a right-hand glove"
in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
"what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
having the axis perpendicular to the base
"a right angle"
(of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
"the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"; "be sure your shirt is right side out"
good, right, ripe(adj)
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"
"a veracious account"
right, compensate, redress, correct(verb)
make reparations or amends for
"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
put in or restore to an upright position
"They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
regain an upright or proper position
"The capsized boat righted again"
correct, rectify, right(adverb)
make right or correct
"Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
"stand right here!"
"she called right after dinner"
"he fell flop on his face"
toward or on the right; also used figuratively
"he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way(adverb)
in the right manner
"please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
right, right on(adverb)
an interjection expressing agreement
"she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
mighty, mightily, powerful, right(adverb)
(Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
"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"; "they rejoiced mightily"
in accordance with moral or social standards
"that serves him right"; "do right by him"
correctly, right, aright(adverb)
in an accurate manner
"the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"; "he guessed right"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
I don't think we're going in the right direction.; You were right - her name is Diana, not Deb.; "The answer is 5." "That's right!"
You're right, it looks better hanging on that wall.; My mother was right about him - he's crazy!
Telling the truth is always the right thing to do.
Is she the right person for him to marry?; I'll tell her when the time is right.
the right rear fender of the car; my right leg
normal or usual
This fish doesn't look right.
emphasizes sth bad
They made me look a right idiot.
≠ upside down
The cat turned itself right side up as it fell.
exactly or directly
It hit me right on my forehead.; She stood right in the middle of the road.; right on time
I'll be right there.; the people who got here right before you
We have to leave right away.
Did I do it right?
Turn right here.
emphasizes that sth happens completely or fully
The bullet went right through his arm.; He kept right on talking.
≠ go wrong
I hope everything goes right this time.
We have to go right now.
at this time
We don't have enough help right now.
We started with two wins right off the bat.
sth you are allowed by laws or moral rules
Freedom of speech is one of the rights of every citizen.; We have the right to choose our leaders.; She has no right to take things without asking.
the difference between right and wrong
a turn toward or a street on the right
Take the next right.; Walk up the street and make a right.
people who have conservative political views
his opponents on the right
used to check sb understands
We all know what to do, right?
used ironically to show you do not believe sb
I don't think he would lie to us." "Yeah, right."
used to get the attention of a group
Right. Let's start.
used to mean "OK" or "I understand"
"He doesn't hear very well." "Right. I'll speak louder."
straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line
upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone
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
fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford
characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious
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
most favorable or convenient; fortunate
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
well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done
designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth
in a right manner
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
according to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right
according to any rule of art; correctly
according to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right
in a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant
that which is right or correct
the straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong
a true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact
a just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity
that to which one has a just claim
that which one has a natural claim to exact
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
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
privilege or immunity granted by authority
the right side; the side opposite to the left
in some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5
the outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc
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
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
to recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright
hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening
Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory. Rights are of essential importance in such disciplines as law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology. Rights are often considered fundamental to civilization, being regarded as established pillars of society and culture, and the history of social conflicts can be found in the history of each right and its development. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "rights structure the form of governments, the content of laws, and the shape of morality as it is currently perceived."
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'right' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #316
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'right' in Written Corpus Frequency: #79
Rank popularity for the word 'right' in Nouns Frequency: #84
Rank popularity for the word 'right' in Adverbs Frequency: #41
Rank popularity for the word 'right' in Adjectives Frequency: #17
Translations for right
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
on or related to the side of the body which in most people has the more skilful hand, or to the side of a person or thing which is toward the east when that person or thing is facing north (opposite to left )
When I'm writing, I hold my pen in my right hand.
- direitoPortuguese (BR)
- دست راستیFarsi
- desna stranaCroatian
- jobb (oldali)Hungarian
- دست راستیPersian
- نيغ، سيخ، سم (مستقيم): صحيح، وړ(مناسب). ټيك، ښى: حق، رښتيا، حق په خوا(حق په جانب): په سيخه لار. په سمه ، په نيغه ، په حقه: سمول ، اصلاح كول، رغول، برابرولPashto
- 右邊的Chinese (Trad.)
- bên phảiVietnamese
- 右边的，右方的右Chinese (Simp.)
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