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Princeton's WordNet

  1. correctly, right, arightadverb

    in an accurate manner

    "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"; "he guessed right"


  1. arightadverb

    Rightly, correctly; in the right way or form.

  2. Etymology: ariht, corresponding to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Arightadverb

    Etymology: from a and right.

    How him Lov’d, and love with all my might;
    So thought I eke of him, and think I thought aright. F. Q.

    These were thy thoughts, and thou could’st judge aright,
    Till interest made a jaundice in thy sight. John Dryden, Fables.

    The motions of the tongue are so easy, and so subtile, that you can hardly conceive or distinguish them aright. William Holder.

    A generation that set not their heart aright. Ps. lxxviii. 8.

    Guardian of groves, and goddess of the night,
    Fair queen, he said, direct my dart aright. John Dryden, Æneid.


  1. aright

    Aright is an adverb that means correctly, properly, in the right way or direction, or in a satisfactory manner. It's largely used in classic literature or formal English and is considered somewhat archaic in modern conversation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arightadverb

    rightly; correctly; in a right way or form; without mistake or crime; as, to worship God aright

  2. Etymology: [Pref. a- + right.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aright

    a-rīt′, adv. in a right way: rightly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aright in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of aright in a Sentence

  1. Hiram Sasser:

    Every school employee,especially coaches, they have aright to be able to praywhenever they’re not doingtheir official thing, sothat's what Coach Kennedy wasdoing.

  2. Thomas Traherne:

    You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned with the stars.

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