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"
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
Origin: [AS. rihtan. See Right, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rīt, adj. 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: righteous: duly genuine: correct in judgment: equitable: not crooked: to be preferred: precise: in good health: denoting the side designed to go outward, as cloth: opposed to left, as the right-hand: (math.) upright from a base: containing 90 degrees.—n. Right′ness. [A.S. riht; Ger. recht, L. rectus.]
rīt, adv. in a straight or direct line: in a right manner: according to truth and justice: correctly: very: in a great degree.
rīt, n. that which is right or correct: truth: justice: virtue: freedom from error: what one has a just claim to: privilege: property: the right side.—n. Right′-about′, in the opposite direction.—adj. Right′-ang′led, having a right angle or angles; Right′-drawn (Shak.), drawn in a right or just cause.—v.t. Right′en, to set right.—n. Right′er, one who sets right or redresses wrong.—adj. Right′ful, having a just claim: according to justice: belonging by right.—adv. Right′fully.—ns. Right′fulness, righteousness: justice; Right′-hand, the hand which is more used, convenient, and dexterous than the other.—adj. chiefly relied on.—adj. Right′-hand′ed, using the right-hand more easily than the left: dextral: clockwise.—ns. Right′-hand′edness; Right′-hand′er, a blow with the right-hand.—adjs. Right′-heart′ed, having right or kindly dispositions: good-hearted; Right′less, without right.—adv. Right′ly, uprightly: suitably: not erroneously.—adj. Right′-mind′ed, having a right or honest mind.—ns. Right′-mind′edness, the state of being right-minded; Right′ness, the character of being right, correctness: the state of being on the right-hand; Right-of-way, the right which the public has to the free passage over roads or tracks, esp. such as are not statutory roads.—advs. Rights (obs.); Right′ward.—n. Right′-whale, the Greenland whale, the most important species of the true whales.—Right and left, on both sides; Right ascension (see Ascension); Right bank of a river, the bank on the right hand of a person looking in the direction the water flows; Right down, plainly; Right of action, a right which will sustain a civil action; Right off, immediately; Right the helm, to put it amidships, in a line with the keel.—Absolute rights, those which belong to human beings as such; At all rights, in all points; Base right (Scots law), the right which a disposer acquires when he disposes of feudal property; By right, or rights, rightfully; Claim of Right, the statement of the right of the church to spiritual independence and liberty from the interference of the civil courts in her spiritual functions, adopted by an immense majority of the General Assembly in 1842; Contingent rights, such as are distinguished from vested rights; Declaration and Bill of Rights, the instrument drawn up by the Convention Parliament which called the Prince and Princess of Orange to the throne of England in 1689, stating the fundamental principles of the constitution; Declaration of the Rights of Man, a famous statement of the constitution and principles of civil society and government adopted by the French National Assembly in August 1789; Do one right, to do one justice; Have a right, to be under a moral necessity; Have right, to be right; In one's own right, by absolute and personal right; In
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
As to direction, fully or directly; thus, right ahead, or right away, &c.
When an animal, human or object is naturally facing forward it is to the direction west.
The GPS system said turn right at the top of the street so when the car is facing forward right is to the direction west. My right hand is on the west side of my body.Submitted by MaryC on December 4, 2015
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
The numerical value of right in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of right in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of right in a Sentence
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Translations for right
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حق, يَمِين, على اليمين, إلى اليمين, یمین, صحيح, صَحَّحَArabic
- төҙ, уңдағы, тура, уң яҡ, уңға, дөрөҫ, хоҡуҡ, хаҡ, уңда, уң, төҙәтеү, дөрөҫләүBashkir
- ве́рны, пра́вы, пра́вільны, справа, направа, прамы́Belarusian
- прав, право, десен, ве́рен, перпендикулярен, десничарски, надясно, пра́вилен, права, дясно, де́сен, отдясно, коригирам, изправямBulgarian
- dretCatalan, Valencian
- vpravo, právo, pravice, na pravé, správný, pravý, napravitCzech
- правъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- sgŵr, rhaith, de, cywir, hawl, reitWelsh
- retvinklet, lige, ret, rettighed, højre, konservativ, korrekt, side, højre-, rigtig, korrigere, retteDanish
- rechts, Recht, Rechte, nach rechts, richtig, gerade, rechtwinklig, ganz, ne?, oder?, richtigstellen, nicht wahr?, berichtigen, korrigierenGerman
- δεξιός, δεξιά, ορθός, σωστό, προς τα δεξιά, συντηρητικός, σωστάGreek
- rekta, rajto, dekstra, korekta, ĝusta, ortaEsperanto
- sano, derecho, justo, a la diestra, derecha, recto, correcto, perpendicular, a la derecha, de derecha, diestra, de derechas, de la derecha, ¿vale?, ¿verdad?, corregir, ¿cierto?, ¿no?, verdad, valeSpanish
- õigus, parem, otse, õigeEstonian
- eskuin, eskubi, ongi, eskuma, zuzen, zuzenduBasque
- راست, راستگرا, در سمت راست, درستPersian
- oikea, oikeus, oikeistolainen, oikeaan, oikealla, oikeanpuoleinen, terve, suora, oikealle, oikeisto, aivan, oikein, [[kääntää]] [[oikein]] [[päin]], oieta, eikö niin, ihan miten vain, ihan, todella, korjata, [[nostaa]] [[pystyyn]], no niin, [[nousta]] [[pystyyn]]Finnish
- correct, droit, droite, juste, à droite, bon, de droite, se redresser, hein, n'est-ce pas, non, corriger, redresser, d'accordFrench
- deas, rechtIrish
- còirScottish Gaelic
- dereita, dereitoGalician
- של האגף הימני, זְכוּת, יָמִין, ימיןHebrew
- ठीक, दाहिना, दाहिनेHindi
- dwaHaitian Creole
- jobb, egyenes, jog, jobboldal, helyesHungarian
- ուղիղ, աջ, ուղղահայաց, ճիշտ, իրավունքArmenian
- dextra, juste, dextere, correcte, dextera, dextre, derectoInterlingua
- hak, betul, lurus, benar, kananIndonesian
- dextra, korekta, yuro, dextroIdo
- rétt, hægri, réttur, horn, bein, beinn, beintIcelandic
- diritto, a destra, destra, corretto, destro, correggereItalian
- 正しい, 垂直, 権利, 右, 直, まっすぐ, 右翼, ね, 訂正するJapanese
- 우익, 곧다, 오른쪽, 권리, 오른, 옳다, 바른, 바르다Korean
- rastê, ماف, rast, راست, rastgir, تهواو, maf, heq, durist, rêk, راست کردن, sererast kirin, rast kirin, durist kirinKurdish
- directus, dexter, elegans, rectus, emendatusLatin
- rietsLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- десно, прав, од десно, нормален, право, десничарски, исправен, правилен, десница, десен, де́сен, точен, исправа, корегира, поправаMacedonian
- kanan, tepat, betulMalay
- tajba, koretta, dritta, tajjeb, korett, lemin, drittMaltese
- rechts, rechterkant, rechter-, recht, correct, juist, toch, verbeterenDutch
- rettighet, høyre siden, riktig, rett, høyreNorwegian
- nishʼnáájígo, akótʼéNavajo, Navaho
- gichinik, gwayak, gwekibagizoOjibwe, Ojibwa
- prawa, prawidłowy, w prawo, prawy, poprawny, na prawo, prawo, prawica, prawda, co nie, niePolish
- correto, justo, [[à]] [[direita]], reto, direita, direito, perpendicular, certo, de direita, direto, né, endireitar-se, corrigirPortuguese
- pe dreapta, la dreapta, dreapta, drept, corectitudine, sănătos, așa-i, e drept, și atunci?, nimic de zis, nu-i așa?, sigur, așa-iRomanian
- пра́вый, направо, права, правый, справа, ве́рный, как ра́з, прямо́й, вправо, право, пра́вильный, перпендикуля́рный, исправить, выпрямлять, пра́вильно, ве́рно, исправлять, выпрямить, верно, правильноRussian
- točan, ispravan, на̏десно, pravo, desnica, ispravno, nȁdesno, точан, исправно, desni, okomit, prav, desničarski, десни, исправан, ravan, uspraviti, ispravitiSerbo-Croatian
- na pravé, vpravo, pravýSlovak
- pravi, desni, na desni, desničarski, pravica, desnica, desno, popravljati, popravitiSlovene
- djathtë, drejtëAlbanian
- rätvinklig, rak, rät, högern, rätt, åt höger, rättighet, höger, höger-, riktig, vinkelrät, korrigera, eller hur?, rätta, rätaSwedish
- kulia, hakiSwahili
- సరైన, లంబ, కుడి, హక్కు, సరిTelugu
- ดิ่ว, ใช่, มุมฉาก, ขวา, ถูก, ตรง, ฝ่ายขวา, แก้, ตำหนิเพื่อแก้ไข, ซื่อThai
- karapatan, kananTagalog
- dik, sağ, düz, tutucu, doğru, hak, muhafazakâr, dikey, düzeltmek, doğrultmakTurkish
- пра́вильний, направо, зправа, ві́рний, прями́й, пра́вийUkrainian
- oʻng, sogʻUzbek
- cánh hữu, phải, thẳng, quyền lợi, hữu khuynh, ở bên phải, quyền, bên phải, đúng, có lýVietnamese
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