[ UK /ɹˈa‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈɹaɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. make reparations or amends for
    right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
  2. make right or correct
    Correct the mistakes
    rectify the calculation
  3. put in or restore to an upright position
    They righted the sailboat that had capsized
  4. regain an upright or proper position
    The capsized boat righted again
ADJECTIVE
  1. appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
    she is not suitable for the position
    everything in its proper place
    the right man for the job
  2. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    took the right road
    the right decision
    the correct answer
    the correct version
    the right answer
  3. socially right or correct
    correct behavior
    it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
  4. (informal) very; used informally as an intensifier
    a right fine day
    that is one fine dog
  5. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    what's the right word for this?
    the right way to open oysters
  6. in conformance with justice or law or morality
    do the right thing and confess
  7. (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
    the right side of the cloth showed the pattern
    be sure your shirt is right side out
  8. intended for the right hand
    a right-hand glove
  9. correct in opinion or judgment
    time proved him right
  10. of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
  11. in or into a satisfactory condition
    things are right again now
    put things right
  12. having the axis perpendicular to the base
    a right angle
  13. precisely accurate
    a veracious account
  14. being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
    the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream
    my right hand
    a right-hand turn
    a right-hand turn
    right center field
  15. most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    the right time to act
    a good time to plant tomatoes
    the time is ripe for great sociological changes
ADVERB
  1. toward or on the right; also used figuratively
    he looked right and left
    he looked right and left
    the party has moved right
  2. immediately
    she called right after dinner
  3. an interjection expressing agreement
  4. in an accurate manner
    the flower had been correctly depicted by his son
    he guessed right
  5. precisely, exactly
    stand right here!
  6. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    he was wholly convinced
    the directions were all wrong
    she felt right at home
    it was not altogether her fault
    an altogether new approach
    he fell right into the trap
    entirely satisfied with the meal
    a whole new idea
    it was completely different from what we expected
    a totally new situation
    was completely at fault
  7. exactly
    he fell flop on his face
  8. in the right manner; correctly; suitably
    please do your job properly!
    can't you carry me decent?
  9. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    it is powerful humid
    they have a right nice place
    that boy is powerful big now
    he's mighty tired
    the baby is mighty cute
    they rejoiced mightily
  10. in accordance with moral or social standards
    that serves him right
    do right by him
NOUN
  1. 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
  2. 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
    a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away
    Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people
  3. a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
    take a right at the corner
  4. anything in accord with principles of justice
    the rightfulness of his claim
    he feels he is in the right
  5. the hand that is on the right side of the body
    hit him with quick rights to the body
    he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left
  6. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
  7. (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
    film rights
    mineral rights
  8. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
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How To Use right In A Sentence

  • Hurrah!" came from the right, and the cheer was taken up from the left, while _crack, crack, crack_, rifles were being brought well into play. Charge! A Story of Briton and Boer
  • On the ranges of Fort Devens, the troops were put through their paces on US weapons, from the stock-in-trade M16 assault rifle to the frighteningly-effective M249 SAW light machine gun.
  • They need access to the right help so they can rebuild their lives. Times, Sunday Times
  • The brightly colored outfits may be made of either cotton or such dressy fabrics as velvet, satin, and lamé.
  • When Modin scored from the right circle to make it 3-0, it looked bleak for the Devils, who rallied from one-goal deficits twice before winning Game 2 in overtime. USATODAY.com - Tampa Bay creeps closer to New Jersey with 4-3 win
  • The hat, I think the style was called fedora, had a dark band and a dint in the top, which my father would sometimes correct with a chopping action of his right hand.
  • If the indoor tables don't satisfy you, and if the weather is right, do ask for a table on the terrace.
  • Saturday morning came, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.
  • The right back found himself in unfamiliar territory in the opposing penalty area after a swift exchange of passes that opened up Reading's defence. Times, Sunday Times
  • We do not allow people a second try on a second question when they have so absurdly got it right the first time round.
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