- right as a noun:
- 8 as a verb:
- 4 as an adjective:
- 15 as a adverb:
An abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature.
Location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east.
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
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.
A turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east.
Anything in accord with principles of justice:
— He feels he is in the right.
— The rightfulness of his claim.
Dutch: billijkheid, gelijk, redelijkheid
frequently plural The interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing.
Make reparations or amends for:
— Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust.
Put in or restore to an upright position.
Regain an upright or proper position.
Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north.
Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth:
— The right answer.
— Took the right road.
— The right decision.
Socially right or correct:
— It isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye.
In conformance with justice or law or morality.
Correct in opinion or judgment:
— Time proved him right.
Appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs:
— The right man for the job.
Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right.
Polish: konserwatywny, prawicowy, prawy
In or into a satisfactory condition.
Intended for the right hand:
— A right-hand glove.
In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure:
— What's the right word for this?.
— The right way to open oysters.
Having the axis perpendicular to the base.
of the side of cloth or clothing Facing or intended to face outward.
informal Very; used informally as an intensifier:
— A right fine day.
Most suitable or right for a particular purpose:
— The right time to act.
Toward or on the right; also used figuratively.
An interjection expressing agreement.
synonym: right on.
Southern regional intensive Very; to a great degree:
— They have a right nice place.
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.
In accordance with moral or social standards:
— That serves him right.
— Do right by him.
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