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right

noun

1 right

An abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature.

Roget 737: authority; influence, patronage, power, preponderance, credit, prestige, prerogative, jurisdiction; right etc. (title) 924; direction ... show more

Roget 922: right; what ought to be, what should be; fitness etc. adj.; summum jus [Lat.].    justice, equity; equitableness etc. adj.; propriety; ... show more

Roget 924: due, dueness; right, privilege, prerogative, prescription, title, claim, pretension, demand, birthright.    immunity, license, liberty, ... show more

Roget 780: property, possession, suum cuique [Lat.], meum et tuum [Lat.].    ownership, proprietorship, lordship; seignority; empire etc. (dominion) 737.    interest, stake, ... show more



2 right

Location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east.

Dutch: rechts

3 right

The piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right.

synonyms: right field, rightfield.

4 right

Those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged.

synonym: right wing.

Dutch: rechterhand, rechterkant, rechtervleugel, rechterzij, rechterzijde
Polish: prawica

5 right

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.

synonym: right hand.

Roget 238: dextrality; right, right hand; dexter, offside, starboard.   

6 right

A turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east.

Polish: prawoskręt

7 right

Anything in accord with principles of justice:
— He feels he is in the right.
— The rightfulness of his claim.

synonym: rightfulness.

Dutch: billijkheid, gelijk, redelijkheid
Polish: racja

8 right

frequently plural The interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing.

verb

1 right

Make reparations or amends for:
— Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust.

synonyms: compensate, correct, redress.

2 right

Put in or restore to an upright position.

3 right

Regain an upright or proper position.

4 right

Make right or correct.

synonyms: correct, rectify.

Dutch: corrigeren, herzien, verbeteren

adjective

1 right

Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north.

Roget 926: obligatory, binding; imperative, peremptory; stringent etc. (severe) 739; behooving etc. v.; incumbent on, chargeable on; under obligation; ... show more

Roget 246: straight; rectilinear, rectilineal; direct, even, right, true, in a line; unbent, virgate etc. v.; undeviating, unturned, ... show more

2 right

Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth:
— The right answer.
— Took the right road.
— The right decision.

synonym: correct.

Roget 924: having a right to etc. v.; entitled to; claiming; deserving, meriting, worthy of.    privileged, allowed, sanctioned, warranted, authorized; ordained, ... show more

Roget 939: upright; honest, honest as daylight; veracious etc. 543; virtuous etc. 944; honorable; fair, right, just, equitable, ... show more

Roget 944: virtuous, good; innocent etc. 946; meritorious, deserving, worthy, desertful, correct; dutiful, duteous; moral; ... show more

Roget 494: real, actual etc. (existing) 1; veritable, true; right, correct; certain etc. 474; substantially true, ... show more

3 right

Socially right or correct:
— It isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye.

synonym: correct.

4 right

In conformance with justice or law or morality.

5 right

Correct in opinion or judgment:
— Time proved him right.

synonym: correct.

6 right

Appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs:
— The right man for the job.

synonym: proper.

7 right

Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right.

Polish: konserwatywny, prawicowy, prawy

8 right

In or into a satisfactory condition.

9 right

Intended for the right hand:
— A right-hand glove.

synonym: right-hand.

10 right

In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure:
— What's the right word for this?.
— The right way to open oysters.

synonym: correct.

11 right

Having the axis perpendicular to the base.

12 right

of the side of cloth or clothing Facing or intended to face outward.

13 right

informal Very; used informally as an intensifier:
— A right fine day.

synonym: one.

14 right

Most suitable or right for a particular purpose:
— The right time to act.

synonyms: good, ripe.

Roget 922: right, good; just, reasonable; fit etc. 924; equal, equable, equatable; evenhanded, fair.    legitimate, justifiable, ... show more

15 right

Precisely accurate.

synonym: veracious.

adverb

1 right

Precisely, exactly.

2 right

Immediately.

3 right

Exactly.

synonym: flop.

4 right

Toward or on the right; also used figuratively.

5 right

In the right manner; correctly; suitably.

synonyms: decent, decently, properly.

6 right

An interjection expressing agreement.

synonym: right on.

7 right

Southern regional intensive Very; to a great degree:
— They have a right nice place.

synonyms: mightily, mighty, powerful.

8 right

To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'):
— She felt right at home.
— He fell right into the trap.

synonyms: all, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, whole, wholly.

9 right

In accordance with moral or social standards:
— That serves him right.
— Do right by him.

synonym: justly.

10 right

In an accurate manner:
— He guessed right.

synonyms: aright, correctly.


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