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Right meaning

right - 47 dictionary results

  1. 1. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
  2. 2. regain an upright or proper position; " The capsized boat righted again"
  3. 3. put in or restore to an upright position; " They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
  4. 4. make reparations or amends for; " right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  5. 5. having the axis perpendicular to the base; " a right angle"
  6. 6. of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
  7. 7. being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; " 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"
  8. 8. in conformance with justice or law or morality; " do the right thing and confess"
  9. 9. in or into a satisfactory condition; " things are right again now"; " put things right"
  10. 10. exactly; " he fell flop on his face"
  11. 11. precisely, exactly; " stand right here!"
  12. 12. toward or on the right; also used figuratively; " he looked right and left"; " the party has moved right"
  13. 13. Exactly; just.
  14. 14. Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line.
  15. 15. Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.
  16. 16. Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.
  17. 17. Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.
  18. 18. According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith.
  19. 19. Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
  20. 20. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; -- opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals.
  21. 21. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
  22. 22. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.
  23. 23. In a right manner.
  24. 24. In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide.
  25. 25. According to any rule of art; correctly.
  26. 26. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.
  27. 27. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.
  28. 28. That which is right or correct.
  29. 29. A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact.
  30. 30. A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
  31. 31. That to which one has a just claim.
  32. 32. That which one has a natural claim to exact.
  33. 33. That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal.
  34. 34. That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership.
  35. 35. Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
  36. 36. The right side; the side opposite to the left.
  37. 37. In some legislative bodies of Europe ( as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.
  38. 38. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
  39. 39. To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight ( that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct.
  40. 40. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
  41. 41. To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.
  42. 42. Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.
  43. 43. The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, - the opposite of moral wrong.
  44. 44. In a right line or manner; correctly; directly; very; to the right hand.
  45. 45. Straight; just; true; proper; correct; opposite to left; containing 90°, as an angle.
  46. 46. That which is right or correct; justice; what one has a just claim to; the right side.
  47. 47. To make right or upright; do justice to.

right - examples of usage

  1. I did mean to come right home.
  2. " Yes, you're right," she said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. How did you know it was all right, Ruth? - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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