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  1. in a correct manner; "he guessed right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrong" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (Southern regional intensive) very; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. appropriate for a condition or occasion; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a turn to the right; "take a right at the corner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the conservative faction of a political party Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. immediately; "she called right after dinner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. an interjection expressing agreement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. intended for the right hand; "a right-hand glove" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face outward; "the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"; "be sure your shirt is right side out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. of or belonging to the political or intellectual right Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now"; "put things right" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. exactly; "he fell flop on his face" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. precisely, exactly; "stand right here!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. Exactly; just. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Most favorable or convenient; fortunate. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. In a right manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. According to any rule of art; correctly. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. That which is right or correct. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. That to which one has a just claim. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. That which one has a natural claim to exact. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. Privilege or immunity granted by authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. The right side; the side opposite to the left. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  67. To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  70. The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, - the opposite of moral wrong. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. That which is correct; that which accords with truth, justice, propriety, virtue, etc., opposite to wrong; that to which one has a moral or legal claim; as, to defend one's rights; the right-hand side. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  72. To restore to proper position; as, the canoe righted itself; make correct; do justice to; as, to right a person unfaisly treated. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  73. To recover the natural position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  74. According to truth, justice, or law; correct; true; correct in opinion, etc.; not mistaken; as, he is always right; fit; suitable; as, the right man for the position; having one line or plane perpendicular to another; as, a right angle; pertaining to the side opposite the left; well; healthy; as, to feel all right; made to be worn outward; as, the right side of cloth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  75. In a straight line; directly; as, he stood right in my way; justly; as, to act right; correctly; properly; as, nothing has been done right; precisely; you are wrong right there; very; as, right honorable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  76. Rightness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  77. The side of the body opposite to that on which the apex beat of the heart is felt, dexter. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  78. 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: (math.) upright from a base: containing 90 degrees. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  79. RIGHTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. In a straight or direct line: in a right manner: according to truth and justice: correctly: very: in a great degree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  81. That which is right or correct: truth: justice: virtue: freedom from error: what one has a just claim to: privilege: property: the right side. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  82. To make right or straight: to set upright: to do justice to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  83. To recover the proper position. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  84. In a right line or manner; correctly; directly; very; to the right hand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  85. Straight; just; true; proper; correct; opposite to left; containing 90°, as an angle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  86. That which is right or correct; justice; what one has a just claim to; the right side. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  87. To make right or upright; do justice to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  88. To make right; set upright; correct; adjust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  89. To relieve from wrong or injustice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  90. To regain an upright position. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  91. Conformable to the moral law, or to truth, fact, or propriety; righteous; true; accurate; correct; proper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  92. Pertaining to that side of the body which is toward the south when one faces the sunrise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  93. Moral rightness; righteousness; opposed to wrong. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  94. A just and proper claim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  95. The right hand or side. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  96. In a right manner; justly; correctly; suitably; properly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  97. In a straight line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  98. In an eminent degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  99. Precisely. rightly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  100. Straight; just; according to truth and justice; fit; proper; lawful; true; correct; most convenient or dexterous; well-performed; most direct on the right hand; on the right with the face looking down. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  101. In a right or straight line; rightly; justly; correctly; very. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  102. Well done. Right-angle, an angle of 90 degrees, or one-fourth of a circlo. Right ascension. See Ascension. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  103. Conformity to truth and justice; rectitude; justice; propriety; freedom from error; just claim; legal title; prerogative; privilege; authority; property; the side opposed to the left; the ministerial side in a legislative assembly; the conservative side in philosophy. To put to rights, to put in good order; to adjust. Bill of rights, a declaration of rights, specially as granted by William III. in 1688. Writ of right, a writ which lies to recover lands in fee simple, unjustly withheld from the true owner. Right about, summary dismissal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  104. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to set upright. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  105. To rise with the masts erect, as a ship. To right the helm, to place it in the middle of a ship. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  106. Straight; not crooked; direct; true; not wrong; according to the standard of truth or of moral rectitude, or to the will of God; not erroneous or wrong; fit; proper; well performed; applied to one of the hands which it is most convenient or right to make use of, or which is naturally used in preference to the other, from some inherent physical power in itself-see left; on the right hand, as a leg or a part; applied to the side or bank of a river on the right hand when looking towards its mouth; denoting an angle of 90º; denoting the side of cloth designed to appear externally. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  107. Not the wrong; perfect standard of truth and justice; justice; freedom from error; legal title; just claim; that which justly belongs to one; privilege. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  108. To relieve from wrong; to do justice to; to restore to its upright position, as a ship. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  109. According to the standard of truth and justice; according to fact and truth; directly; in a direct line; very; thoroughly, as right valiant; int. an expression of approval. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  110. The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong. mso.anu.edu.au
  111. 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. dictgcide_fs
  112. r[=i]t, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  113. r[=i]t, adv. in a straight or direct line: in a right manner: according to truth and justice: correctly: very: in a great degree. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  114. r[=i]t, 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 THE RIGHT, free from error; NATURAL RIGHTS, those which exist by virtue of natural law--liberty, security of person and property; PETITION OF RIGHT, an action by which a subject vindicates his rights against the Crown; PUBLIC RIGHTS, the rights which the state has over the subject, and the subject against the state; PUT TO RIGHTS, to arrange; THE RIGHT, among continentals, the conservatives, from their usually sitting on the president's right in legislative assemblies; THE RIGHT SIDE, the place of honour; WRIT OF RIGHT, an action to establish the title to real property. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  115. (Archaic) straight (now only in r. line, r.-lined); (of angle) neither acute nor obtuse, of 90, made by lines meeting not obliquely but perpendicularly, (at r. angles, turning or placed with such angle), whence right-angled a.; involving r. angle (s), not oblique, (r. sailing, due N., S., E., or W.; r. ASCENSION; r. cone, cylinder, prism, &c., with ends or base perpendicular to axis); (of conduct &c.) just, morally good, required by equity or duty, proper, (acted a r. part; it is only r. to tell you, that you should know). whence right-minded a., right-mindedness n.; correct, true, (r. use of words; did not give a r. account of the matter; your opinions are r. enough); the preferable or most suitable, the less wrong or not wrong, (which is the r. way to-?; the r. man in the r. place; does not do it the r. way; the r. heir; cf. Mr, Miss, R., destined husband, wife; took the r. way to offend us; a fault on the r. side; the r. side of a fabric &c., that meant for show or use; so r. side up; on the r. side of forty &c., not yet 40 years old); in good or normal condition, sound, sane, satisfactory, well-advised, not mistaken, (in one\'s r. mind, not mad &c.; is not r. in his head; are you r. now?, comfortable, recovered, &c., alls r. with the world; is as r. as a trivet, as rain, &c., quite; set or put r., restore to order, health, &c., also correct mistaken ideas of, also justify oneself usu. with person; get r., bring or come into r. state; r., r. you are, forms of approval, or, & so also all r., r. oh! slang, of assent to order or proposal, whence righten v.t. (rare); (archaic) rightful, real, veritable, properly so called, (r. WHALE; r. cognac &c.); (of position) having the relation to front& back that equinoctial sunrise has to north& south, on or towards that side of human body of which the hand is normally more used, on or to wards that part of an object which is analogous to persons r. side or (with opposite sense) which is nearer to spectators r. hand, (cf. LEFT; r. side, eye, &c.; r. wing or flank of army &c.; r. bank, on r. side of one looking down stream; r. CENTRE. R. & left: adv., to or on both sides, on all hands, as the crowd divided, he was abused, r. & l.; adj., with or of or to both hands or sides, as a r.-&-l. shot, with both barrels, r.-&-l. screw, with contrary threads at two ends; n., r.-&-l. shot, also pugilists two blows in quick succession with different hands. R. hand: hand of r. side; this as the better hand, as put one\'s r. h. to the work; this w. ref. to hand-shaking, as give the r. h. of fellowship; region or direction on this side of person, as at, on, to, one\'s r. h.; one\'s indispensable or chief assistant; r.-h, placed on the r. h.; r.-h. man, soldier on one\'s r. h. in line, also assistant as above; r.-h. screw, with thread turning to r.; r.-handed, using r. h. more than left; r. -handed blow &c., struck with r. h.; r.-handed tool &c., made to suit r. h.; r.-handed rotation &c.; r. -hander, r.-handed blow or person. R. turn, into position at r. angles with original one; r.-about turn or face, r. turn prolonged till previous rear is front; r.-about, = r.-a. turn, reversal of front, hurried retreat as in sent to the r.-a., send packing, also as v.t. & i. = reverse or make reverse front); hence rightness n. (Vb) restore to proper or straight or vertical position (r. helm, put it amidships; boat rights herself; could not r. the boat, car; r. oneself, recover balance). (of ship) recover vertical position; make reparation for or to, avenge, (wrong, wronged person); vindicate, justify, rehabilitate; correct (mistakes &c.), correct mistakes in, set in order, (often refl., as that is a fault that will r. itself); hence rightable a. (N.) what is just, fair treatment, (r. & might, r. & wrong; do one r., treat or think of him fairly; by r. or now usu. rr., if r. were done; the r., the juster cause, as God defend the r.; be in the r., have justice or truth on one\'s side); justification, fair claim, being entitled to privilege or immunity, thing one is entitled to, (has a, the, no, r. to thing, to do, of doing, of search &c.; r. divine or DIVINE r.; claims in r. of his wife; reigns by r. of worth; belongs to him of or by r.; rr. & duties; womans rr., of equality with men, whence woman\'s righter n.; r. of way, r. established by usage to pass over anothers ground, also path subject to such r.; Declaration or Bill of Rr., constitutional settlement of 1689; assert or stand on one\'s rr., refuse to relinquish them; peeress in her own r., not by marriage; admiration is her r.), whence rightless a.; (pl.) r. condition, true state, (set or put to rr., arrange properly; have not heard, do not know, the rr. of the case); r.-hand part or region or direction (is on your or the, to the, r.; to, from, r. & left; work round the enemys r.), (Pol.) reactionary or conservative members of foreign parliament &c., whence rightward a. & adv., rightwards adv., (rare). (Adv.) straight (wind was r. behind us; go r. on; went r. at him; r. off, away, chiefly United States, immediately, without pause); all the way to, round, &c., completely off, out, &c., (sank r. to the bottom; veranda r. round house; took gate r. off hinges; turned r. round); exactly, quite, (r. in the middle); very, to the full, (know r. well; banqueted r. royally; was r. glad to hear; r. HONOURABLE, REVEREND; r.-down, thorough, -ly, as is a r.-d. scoundrel, was r.-d. sorry); justly, properly, correctly, aright, truly, satisfactorily, (whether they act r. or wrong; does not hold his pen, do the sum, r.; serves him r., is no worse than he deserves; nothing goes r. with me; if I remember r.; guessed r.); to r. hand (eyes r.!, order to soldiers dressing; looks neither r. nor left). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  116. (Naut.) To R., to regain a horizontal position. R. the helm, put it amidships. R. sailing, sailing due N., S., E., or W. R. up and down, no wind at all. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  117. adv. In a right manner; in a right or straight line; directly; - according to the law or will of God or to the standard of truth and justice; - according to any rule of art; - according to fact or truth; - in a great degree; very; extremely. Cabinet Dictionary
  118. n. That which is right or correct;- the perfect standard of truth , justice , purity and duty; the mine and will of God expressed in his law , and exhibited in his dealing with all his creatures;- rectitude; uprightness; integrity; - purity; holiness; truth;- adherence to fact; freedom from error;- justice between man and man; equity;- also, justice in special circumstances; propriety; decorum;- a just claim; legal title; ownership;- property; interest;- also, claim by custom or courtesy; social title or privilege;- sovereign claim; prerogative;- acquired claim; immunity:- claim to exercise authority; legal power; - that which is on the right side; or opposite to the left; - the outward or most finished surface. Cabinet Dictionary

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