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Definition of Right
Noun: right rIt
- 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"; "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"
- The piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
- right field, rightfield
- Those who support political, social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
- right wing
- 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";
- right hand
- 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";
- (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 centre 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
"took the right road"; "the right decision";
- Socially appropriate or approved
"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye";
- correct, done [Brit]
- In conformance with justice, law or morality
"do the right thing and confess"
- Having truthful opinions or making the right judgment
"time proved him right";
- Appropriate for a condition, purpose, occasion or a person's character, needs
"the right man for the job";
- 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
"the right way to open oysters"; "what's the right word for this?";
- (geometry) 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"
- Most suitable or right for a particular purpose
"the right time to act";
- good, ripe
- Precisely accurate
"a right account";
- Precisely, exactly
"stand right here!"
"she called right after dinner"
"he fell right on his face";
- Toward or on the right; also used figuratively
"he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
- In the right manner
"please do your job right!";
- properly, decently, decent, in good order, the right way
"she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
- (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
"they have a right nice place";
- mighty, mightily, powerful
- In accordance with moral or social standards
"do right by him"; "that serves him right";
- In an accurate manner
"he guessed right";
- correctly, aright [dialect]
- Make reparations or amends for
"right a wrong done to the victims of the Holocaust";
- compensate, redress, correct
- Put in or restore to an upright position
"They righted the sailing boat that had capsized"
- Regain an upright or proper position
"The capsized boat righted again"
- Make right or correct
"right the mistakes";
- correct, rectify
- Expresses agreement or acceptance
- OK, okay, okey-doke, okey-dokey, righto [Brit], right on
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