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Definitions of right:

  • noun:   a turn to the right
    Example: "Take a right at the corner"
  • noun:   anything in accord with principles of justice
    Example: "He feels he is in the right"
  • noun:   an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
    Example: "They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"
  • noun:   the hand that is on the right side of the body
    Example: "He writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"
  • noun:   those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
  • noun:   location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    Example: "He stood on the right"
  • noun:   (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
    Example: "Mineral rights"
  • noun:   the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
  • verb:   make reparations or amends for
    Example: "Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  • verb:   regain an upright or proper position
    Example: "The capsized boat righted again"
  • verb:   put in or restore to an upright position
    Example: "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
  • verb:   make right or correct
  • adjective:   having the axis perpendicular to the base
    Example: "A right angle"
  • adjective:   of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
  • adjective:   being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
    Example: "My right hand"
  • adjective:   in conformance with justice or law or morality
    Example: "Do the right thing and confess"
  • adjective:   in or into a satisfactory condition
    Example: "Things are right again now"
  • adjective:   correct in opinion or judgment
    Example: "Time proved him right"
  • adjective:   most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    Example: "The right time to act"
  • adjective:   socially right or correct
    Example: "It isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
  • adjective:   in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    Example: "What's the right word for this?"
  • adjective:   appropriate for a condition or occasion
    Example: "The right man for the job"
  • adjective:   free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    Example: "The right answer"
  • adverb:   exactly
  • adverb:   immediately
    Example: "She called right after dinner"
  • adverb:   an interjection expressing agreement
  • adverb:   precisely, exactly
    Example: "Stand right here!"
  • adverb:   completely
    Example: "She felt right at home"
  • adverb:   toward or on the right; also used figuratively
    Example: "He looked right and left"
  • adverb:   in a correct manner
    Example: "He guessed right"
  • adverb:   in accordance with moral or social standards
    Example: "That serves him right"
  • adverb:   (Southern regional intensive) very
    Example: "They have a right nice place"
  • adverb:   in the right manner
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #22691)


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