Meaning of right

Definition of right

(adj) 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"
free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "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"; "correct behavior"
in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"
correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now"; "put things right"
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; "a right angle"
(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"
(informal) very; used informally as an intensifier; "that is one fine dog"; "a right fine day"
most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
precisely accurate; "a veracious account"
(adv) precisely, exactly; "stand right here!"
immediately; "she called right after dinner"
exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
in the right manner; correctly; suitably; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
an interjection expressing agreement
(Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree; "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"
to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); "he was wholly convinced"; "entirely satisfied with the meal"; "it was completely different from what we expected"; "was completely at fault"; "a totally new situation"; "the directions were all wrong"; "it was not altogether her fault"; "an altogether new approach"; "a whole new idea"; "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"
in an accurate manner; "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"; "he guessed right"
(noun) 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"; "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"
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"
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
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"
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"
anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
(frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights"
(verb) make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
(noun) hermit crabs
(verb) make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

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