Noun: right rIt
Adjective: right (righter,rightest) rIt
- 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"; "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
- right field, rightfield
- Those who support political, social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
- right wing
- 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";
- right hand
- 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";
- (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
"mineral rights"; "film rights"
Adverb: right rIt
- Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
"my right hand"; "right centre 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
"took the right road"; "the right decision";
- Socially appropriate or approved
"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye";
- correct, done [Brit]
- In conformance with justice, law or morality
"do the right thing and confess"
- Having truthful opinions or making the right judgment
"time proved him right";
- Appropriate for a condition, purpose, occasion or a person's character, needs
"the right man for the job";
- Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
- 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
"the right way to open oysters"; "what's the right word for this?";
- (geometry) 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"
- Most suitable or right for a particular purpose
"the right time to act";
- good, ripe
- Precisely accurate
"a right account";
Verb: right rIt
- Precisely, exactly
"stand right here!"
"she called right after dinner"
"he fell right 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
"please do your job right!";
- properly, decently, decent, in good order, the right way
"she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
- (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
"they have a right nice place";
- mighty, mightily, powerful
- In accordance with moral or social standards
"do right by him"; "that serves him right";
- In an accurate manner
"he guessed right";
- correctly, aright [dialect]
Interjection: right rIt
- Make reparations or amends for
"right a wrong done to the victims of the Holocaust";
- compensate, redress, correct
- Put in or restore to an upright position
"They righted the sailing boat that had capsized"
- Regain an upright or proper position
"The capsized boat righted again"
- Make right or correct
"right the mistakes";
- correct, rectify
- Expresses agreement or acceptance
- OK, okay, okey-doke, okey-dokey, righto [Brit], right on
Sounds like: rigger, rigor, r, right, write, rite
Derived forms: righting, rightest, rights, righter, righted
See also: accurate, appropriate, blue [Brit], conservative, correctness, ethical, exact, far, far-right, good, honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn], just, letter-perfect, old line, old-line, opportune, outside, perpendicular, place, position, precise, proper, reactionary, reactionist, right-hand, right-handed, rightish, rightist, right-minded, rightmost, rightness, right-thinking, right-wing, satisfactory, starboard, straight, true, word-perfect
Type of: abstract, abstraction, alter, change, change by reversal, change posture, faction, hand, interest, justice, justness, manus, mitt, modify, parcel, parcel of land, paw, piece of ground, piece of land, place, position, reverse, sect, stake, tract, turn, turning
Antonym: center [US], left, wrong, wrongly
Part of: outfield