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    right - Dictionary definition and meaning for word right

    Definition
    (noun) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    Example Sentence
    • he stood on the right
    Definition
    (noun) the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
    Synonyms : right field , rightfield
    Definition
    (noun) those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
    Synonyms : right wing
    Definition
    (noun) the hand that is on the right side of the body
    Synonyms : right hand
    Example Sentence
    • he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left
    • hit him with quick rights to the body
    Definition
    (noun) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
    Example Sentence
    • take a right at the corner
    Definition
    (noun) anything in accord with principles of justice
    Synonyms : rightfulness
    Example Sentence
    • he feels he is in the right
    • the rightfulness of his claim
    Definition
    (noun) (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
    Example Sentence
    • mineral rights
    • film rights
    Definition
    (verb) make reparations or amends for
    Synonyms : compensate , correct , redress
    Example Sentence
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
    Definition
    (verb) put in or restore to an upright position
    Example Sentence
    • They righted the sailboat that had capsized
    Definition
    (verb) regain an upright or proper position
    Example Sentence
    • The capsized boat righted again
    Definition
    (verb) make right or correct
    Synonyms : correct , rectify
    Example Sentence
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
    Definition
    (adj) being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    Synonyms : correct
    Example Sentence
    • the correct answer
    • the correct version
    • the right answer
    • took the right road
    • the right decision
    Definition
    (adj) socially right or correct
    Synonyms : correct
    Example Sentence
    • it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
    • correct behavior
    Definition
    (adj) in conformance with justice or law or morality
    Example Sentence
    • do the right thing and confess
    Definition
    (adj) correct in opinion or judgment
    Synonyms : correct
    Example Sentence
    • time proved him right
    Definition
    (adj) appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
    Synonyms : proper
    Example Sentence
    • everything in its proper place
    • the right man for the job
    • she is not suitable for the position
    Definition
    (adj) of or belonging to the political or intellectual right Definition
    (adj) in or into a satisfactory condition
    Example Sentence
    • things are right again now
    • put things right
    Definition
    (adj) intended for the right hand
    Synonyms : right-hand
    Example Sentence
    • a right-hand glove
    Definition
    (adj) in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    Synonyms : correct
    Example Sentence
    • what's the right word for this?
    • the right way to open oysters
    Definition
    (adj) having the axis perpendicular to the base
    Example Sentence
    • a right angle
    Definition
    (adj) (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
    Example Sentence
    • the right side of the cloth showed the pattern
    • be sure your shirt is right side out
    Definition
    (adj) most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    Synonyms : good , ripe
    Example Sentence
    • a good time to plant tomatoes
    • the right time to act
    • the time is ripe for great sociological changes
    Definition
    (adj) precisely accurate
    Synonyms : veracious
    Example Sentence
    • a veracious account
    Definition
    (adv) precisely, exactly
    Example Sentence
    • stand right here!
    Definition
    (adv) immediately
    Example Sentence
    • she called right after dinner
    Definition
    (adv) exactly
    Synonyms : flop
    Example Sentence
    • he fell flop on his face
    Definition
    (adv) toward or on the right; also used figuratively
    Example Sentence
    • he looked right and left
    • the party has moved right
    Definition
    (adv) in the right manner
    Example Sentence
    • please do your job properly!
    • can't you carry me decent?
    Definition
    (adv) an interjection expressing agreement
    Synonyms : right on
    Definition
    (adv) completely
    Example Sentence
    • she felt right at home
    • he fell right into the trap
    Definition
    (adv) (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    Synonyms : mightily , mighty , powerful
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) in accordance with moral or social standards
    Synonyms : justly
    Example Sentence
    • that serves him right
    • do right by him
    Definition
    (adv) in an accurate manner
    Synonyms : aright , correctly
    Example Sentence
    • the flower had been correctly depicted by his son
    • he guessed right
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