right meaning

[ rait ] Pronunciation:   "right" in a sentence
  • Noun: right  rIt
    1. 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" 
    2. 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" 
    3. The piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
      - right field, rightfield 
    4. Those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
      - right wing 
    5. 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 
    6. 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" 
    7. Anything in accord with principles of justice
      "he feels he is in the right"
      - rightfulness 
    8. (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
      "mineral rights"; "film rights"
    Adjective: right (righter,rightest)  rIt
    1. 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" 
    2. Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
      "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
      - correct 
    3. Socially right or correct
      "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
      - correct 
    4. In conformance with justice or law or morality
      "do the right thing and confess" 
    5. Correct in opinion or judgment
      "time proved him right"
      - correct 
    6. Appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
      "the right man for the job"
      - proper 
    7. Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right 
    8. In or into a satisfactory condition
      "things are right again now"; "put things right" 
    9. Intended for the right hand
      "a right-hand glove"
      - right-hand 
    10. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
      "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
      - correct 
    11. Having the axis perpendicular to the base
      "a right angle" 
    12. (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" 
    13. Most suitable or right for a particular purpose
      "the right time to act"
      - good, ripe 
    14. Precisely accurate
      - veracious
    Adverb: right  rIt
    1. Precisely, exactly
      "stand right here!" 
    2. Immediately
      "she called right after dinner" 
    3. Exactly
      - flop 
    4. Toward or on the right; also used figuratively
      "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right" 
    5. In the right manner
      - properly, decently, decent, in good order, the right way 
    6. An interjection expressing agreement
      - right on 
    7. Completely
      "she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap" 
    8. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
      "they have a right nice place"
      - mighty, mightily, powerful 
    9. In accordance with moral or social standards
      "that serves him right"; "do right by him"
      - justly 
    10. In an accurate manner
      "he guessed right"
      - correctly, aright [dialect]
    Verb: right  rIt
    1. Make reparations or amends for
      "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
      - compensate, redress, correct 
    2. Put in or restore to an upright position
      "They righted the sailing boat that had capsized" 
    3. Regain an upright or proper position
      "The capsized boat righted again" 
    4. Make right or correct
      - correct, rectify
    Interjection: right  rIt
    1. Expresses agreement or acceptance
      - OK, okay, okey-doke, okey-dokey, righto [Brit]

    Sounds like: write, rite, wright

    Derived forms: righted, rights, righting, righter, rightest

    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, rightly, 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

    Encyclopedia: Right

  • [British slang]
    Adj. Used as an intensive. E.g."I made a right mess of that." {Informal}
    Adv: Very. E.g."I'm right glad to hear that you two are friends again." {Informal}

  • [Business]
    noun, verb



    1 [C,U]

    a moral or legal claim to have or get sth or to behave in a particular way:

    The union has a right to strike on this issue.

    There is no right of appeal against the decision.

    They have fought hard for equal rights.

    You have the contractual right to end the relationship at will.

    civil/human/political rights

    consumer/employment/labour/ownership rights

    2 rights [pl.]

    the legal authority to publish, sell, show, etc. a particular work such as a book, film/movie, etc:

    He sold the rights for $2 million.

    all rights reserved

    (= protected or kept for the owners of the book, film/movie, etc.)

    The company bought the US rights to distribute the drug.

    The airline has lost its landing rights.

    broadcasting/distribution/licensing/marketing rights

    3 (Finance ) [C, usually pl.] = STOCK RIGHT:

    He exercised his right to buy shares in the business.

    verb [+ obj]

    to correct sth that is wrong or not in its normal state:

    Righting the economy will demand major cuts in expenditure.

  • [Finance]
    Privilege granted shareholders of a corporation to subscribe to shares of a new issue of common stock before it is offered to the public. Such a right, which normally has a life of two to four weeks, is freely transferable and entitles the holder to buy the new common stock below the public offering price. See: Warrant.

  • [Law]
    n. 1. Title to or an interest in any property.
    2. Any other interest or privilege recognized and protected by law.
    3. Freedom to exercise any power conferred by law. See alsoHUMAN RIGHTS; NATURAL RIGHTS.


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  1. lord was right about his own record.
  2. her clothes are always right up to the minute.
  3. the bus stops right in front of our house.
  4. the fat in the fryer had heated all right.
  5. it was, of course, within my right to do so.

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