alphabet

Right

Definition of right:

part of speech: verb

To make right or upright; do justice to.

part of speech: verb

To recover the proper position.

part of speech: verb

To make right or straight: to set upright: to do justice to.

part of speech: noun

That which is right or correct; justice; what one has a just claim to; the right side.

part of speech: adjective

In a right line or manner; correctly; directly; very; to the right hand.

part of speech: adjective

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.

part of speech: adjective

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.

part of speech: adjective

Straight; just; true; proper; correct; opposite to left; containing 90°, as an angle.

part of speech: verb

To restore to proper position; as, the canoe righted itself; make correct; do justice to; as, to right a person unfaisly treated.

part of speech: adverb

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.

part of speech: verb

To recover the natural position.

part of speech: noun

Rightness.

part of speech: adverb

RIGHTLY.

part of speech: noun

That which is right or correct: truth: justice: virtue: freedom from error: what one has a just claim to: privilege: property: the right side.

part of speech: adverb

In a straight or direct line: in a right manner: according to truth and justice: correctly: very: in a great degree.

part of speech: noun

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.

Usage examples for right:

  • Am I right sir? "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
  • Do you think it would be right to ask him? "Good Luck", L. T. Meade.
  • There, that is right "Three Comedies", Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp.
  • " Raine's all right Lone. "Sawtooth Ranch", B. M. Bower.

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