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Definitions of right

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To make right or straight: to set upright: to do justice to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To make right or upright; do justice to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To make right; set upright; correct; adjust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To relieve from wrong or injustice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To recover the natural position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To recover the proper position. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To regain an upright position. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. a turn to the right; "take a right at the corner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. the conservative faction of a political party Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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
  20. (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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.
  22. Rightness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. A just and proper claim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. The right hand or side. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. in a correct manner; "he guessed right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. (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
  34. immediately; "she called right after dinner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. an interjection expressing agreement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. Exactly; just. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. According to any rule of art; correctly. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. 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.
  43. RIGHTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. 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.
  45. In a right manner; justly; correctly; suitably; properly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. In a straight line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. In an eminent degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Precisely. rightly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. In a right or straight line; rightly; justly; correctly; very. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. 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.
  51. 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
  52. correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  60. of or belonging to the political or intellectual right Wordnet Dictionary DB
  61. 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
  62. in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  63. in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now"; "put things right" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  64. exactly; "he fell flop on his face" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  65. precisely, exactly; "stand right here!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  66. toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  67. Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line. Webster Dictionary DB
  68. Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone. Webster Dictionary DB
  69. 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
  70. Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. 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
  73. Most favorable or convenient; fortunate. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. 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
  75. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  77. That which is right or correct. Webster Dictionary DB
  78. A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact. Webster Dictionary DB
  79. A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity. Webster Dictionary DB
  80. That to which one has a just claim. Webster Dictionary DB
  81. That which one has a natural claim to exact. Webster Dictionary DB
  82. 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
  83. 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
  84. Privilege or immunity granted by authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  85. The right side; the side opposite to the left. Webster Dictionary DB
  86. In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5. Webster Dictionary DB
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, - the opposite of moral wrong. Webster Dictionary DB
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.

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Usage examples for right

  1. What right had she to tell! – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  2. " I know I'm right – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
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