What does correct mean?

Definitions for correct
kəˈrɛktcor·rect

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word correct.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. correct, rightadjective

    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"

  2. correct, rightadjective

    socially right or correct

    "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"

  3. correct, rightadjective

    in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

    "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"

  4. right, correctverb

    correct in opinion or judgment

    "time proved him right"

  5. correct, rectify, rightverb

    make right or correct

    "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

  6. right, compensate, redress, correctverb

    make reparations or amends for

    "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

  7. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correctverb

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

  8. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upverb

    adjust for

    "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

  9. discipline, correct, sort outverb

    punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

    "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

  10. decline, slump, correctverb

    go down in value

    "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

  11. adjust, set, correctverb

    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

    "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

  12. correctverb

    treat a defect

    "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

Wiktionary

  1. correctverb

    To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error.

    He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.

  2. correctverb

    To grade (examination papers).

  3. correctverb

    To inform (someone) of the latter's error.

    It's rude to correct your parents.

  4. correctadjective

    Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.

  5. correctadjective

    With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correctadjective

    set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views

  2. Correctverb

    to make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles

  3. Correctverb

    to remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked)

  4. Correctverb

    to bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying

  5. Correctverb

    to counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations

Freebase

  1. Correct

    Correct is an unincorporated community in Ripley County, Indiana, United States. Correct is located on U.S. Route 421, 4.5 miles south-southwest of Versailles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Correct

    kor-ekt′, v.t. to make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counterbalance: to bring into a normal state.—adj. made right or straight: free from faults: true.—adjs. Correct′able, Correct′ible.—adv. Correct′ly.—n. Correc′tion, amendment: punishment: bodily chastisement.—adjs. Correc′tional, Correct′ive, tending, or having the power, to correct.—ns. Correc′tioner (Shak.), one who administers correction; Correct′ive, that which corrects; Correct′ness; Correct′or, he who, or that which, corrects: a director or governor.—adj. Correct′ory, corrective.—Under correction, subject to correction—often used as a formal expression of deference to a superior authority. [L. corrigĕre, correctumcor, inten., regĕre, to rule.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correct' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1885

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correct' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1144

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correct' in Verbs Frequency: #754

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correct' in Adjectives Frequency: #227

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of correct in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of correct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of correct in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Bell:

    If that is the correct log at ten minutes, that we were more concerned with the perimeter than finding the shooter, it was a bad command. It could have stalled our officers or cost lives.

  2. Zachary Whinnett:

    Currently, a woman who suffers a heart attack has a higher risk of dying than if she were male. This study found that differences in treatment may be contributing to this increased risk, although further research is required, this is potentially an important finding because it suggests that the higher risk in women may not just be due to biological differences from men. Ensuring that women who suffer a heart attack receive the correct treatment, without delay, is likely to lead to improved survival.

  3. John McAdams:

    It would be odd to be charged with harassing someone by reporting something accurately on my blog, a lot of politically correct faculty have wanted my head on a pike.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The teacher should not assume that he/she is always correct, or try to make the worst cases appear reasonable before his pupils. On the other hand, the teacher should accept the corrections as much as they love to do it to others.

  5. Zuhal Demir:

    What happened back then in Congo, no matter how awful I find it, we cannot rewrite it. But we can reflect it in a correct way.

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