Definitions for right

Definitions for (noun) right

Main entry: right

Definition: a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east

Usage: take a right at the corner

Main entry: right, right field, rightfield

Definition: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right

Main entry: right, rightfulness

Definition: anything in accord with principles of justice

Usage: he feels he is in the right; the rightfulness of his claim

Main entry: right

Definition: an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

Usage: 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

Main entry: right, right hand

Definition: the hand that is on the right side of the body

Usage: he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left; hit him with quick rights to the body

Main entry: right, right wing

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

Main entry: right

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

Usage: he stood on the right

Main entry: right

Definition: (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing

Usage: mineral rights; film rights

Definitions for (verb) right

Main entry: rectify, right, correct

Definition: make right or correct

Usage: Correct the mistakes; rectify the calculation

Main entry: right

Definition: regain an upright or proper position

Usage: The capsized boat righted again

Main entry: right

Definition: put in or restore to an upright position

Usage: They righted the sailboat that had capsized

Main entry: compensate, redress, right, correct

Definition: make reparations or amends for

Usage: right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Definitions for (adj) right

Main entry: right, veracious

Definition: precisely accurate

Usage: a veracious account

Main entry: right, proper

Definition: appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

Usage: everything in its proper place; the right man for the job; she is not suitable for the position

Main entry: right, correct

Definition: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

Usage: the correct answer; the correct version; the right answer; took the right road; the right decision

Main entry: right, correct

Definition: correct in opinion or judgment

Usage: time proved him right

Main entry: good, right, ripe

Definition: most suitable or right for a particular purpose

Usage: a good time to plant tomatoes; the right time to act; the time is ripe for great sociological changes

Main entry: right

Definition: (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward

Usage: the right side of the cloth showed the pattern; be sure your shirt is right side out

Main entry: right

Definition: having the axis perpendicular to the base

Usage: a right angle

Main entry: right, correct

Definition: socially right or correct

Usage: it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye; correct behavior

Main entry: correct, right

Definition: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

Usage: what's the right word for this?; the right way to open oysters

Main entry: right, right-hand

Definition: intended for the right hand

Usage: a right-hand glove

Main entry: right

Definition: of or belonging to the political or intellectual right

Main entry: right

Definition: being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north

Usage: 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

Main entry: right

Definition: in conformance with justice or law or morality

Usage: do the right thing and confess

Main entry: right

Definition: in or into a satisfactory condition

Usage: things are right again now; put things right

Definitions for (adv) right

Main entry: mightily, mighty, powerful, right

Definition: (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

Usage: 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; they rejoiced mightily

Main entry: right, flop

Definition: exactly

Usage: he fell flop on his face

Main entry: right

Definition: immediately

Usage: she called right after dinner

Main entry: right, right on

Definition: an interjection expressing agreement

Main entry: in good order, right, properly, the right way, decent, decently

Definition: in the right manner

Usage: please do your job properly!; can't you carry me decent?

Main entry: correctly, aright, right

Definition: in an accurate manner

Usage: the flower had been correctly depicted by his son; he guessed right

Main entry: right

Definition: precisely, exactly

Usage: stand right here!

Main entry: right

Definition: completely

Usage: she felt right at home; he fell right into the trap

Main entry: right, justly

Definition: in accordance with moral or social standards

Usage: that serves him right; do right by him

Main entry: right

Definition: toward or on the right; also used figuratively

Usage: he looked right and left; the party has moved right

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