(noun, adjective, verb, adverb, interjection)


1. 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

Similar word(s): far, rightmost, starboard

2. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

- the right answer

- took the right road

- the right decision

Similar word(s): accurate, accurate, exact, precise, straight, proper, true, correct

3. socially right or correct

- it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye

Similar word(s): proper, correct

4. in conformance with justice or law or morality

- do the right thing and confess

Similar word(s): ethical, good, just, proper, ethical, honorable, honourable

5. correct in opinion or judgment

- time proved him right

Similar word(s): correct

6. appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

- the right man for the job

Similar word(s): appropriate, proper

7. (politics) pertaining to the political right; conservative.

Similar word(s): conservative, conservative, oldline, reactionary, reactionist, rightish, rightist

8. in or into a satisfactory condition

- things are right again now

- put things right

Similar word(s): satisfactory

9. intended for the right hand

- a right-hand glove

10. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

- what's the right word for this?

- the right way to open oysters

Similar word(s): proper, correct

11. (of an angle) having a 90 degrees, or one quarter of a complete rotation; the angle between two perpendicular lines.

- a right angle

Similar word(s): perpendicular

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

Similar word(s): outside

13. (informal) very; used informally as an intensifier

- a right fine day

Similar word(s): extraordinary, one

14. most suitable or right for a particular purpose

- the right time to act

Similar word(s): opportune, good, ripe

15. precisely accurate

Similar word(s): accurate, veracious

Sentences with right as an adjective:

- a right line

- The kitchen counter formed a right angle with the back wall.

- I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were right all along.

- It's not right that one person gets all the credit for the group's work.

- Is this the right software for my computer?

- I'm afraid my father is no longer in his right mind.

- You've made a right mess of the kitchen!

- After the accident, her right leg was slightly shorter than her left.

- the right side of a piece of cloth


1. precisely, exactly

- stand right here!

2. immediately

- she called right after dinner

3. exactly

Similar word(s): 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; correctly; suitably

Similar word(s): decent, decently, properly

6. an interjection expressing agreement

7. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

- they have a right nice place

Similar word(s): mightily, mighty, powerful

8. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

- she felt right at home

- he fell right into the trap

Similar word(s): all, altogether, completely, entirely, totally, whole, wholly

9. in accordance with moral or social standards

- that serves him right

- do right by him

Similar word(s): justly

10. in an accurate manner

- he guessed right

Similar word(s): aright, correctly

Sentences with right as an adverb:

- The arrow landed right in the middle of the target.

- Luckily we arrived right at the start of the film.

- Can't you see it? It's right beside you!

- Tom was standing right in front of the TV, blocking everyone's view.

- I made a right stupid mistake there, didn't I?

- I stubbed my toe a week ago and it still hurts right much.

- Do it right or don't do it at all.

- Sir, I am right glad to meet you …

- Members of the Queen's Privy Council are styled The Right Honourable for life.

- The Right Reverend Monsignor Guido Sarducci.


1. Yes, that is correct; I agree.

2. I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.

3. Signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or discourse.

- - After that interview, I don't think we should hire her.r /> - Right — who wants lunch?

4. Used to check agreement at the end of an utterance.

- You're going, right?

5. Used to add seriousness or decisiveness before a statement.


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

Definition categories: attribute, abstract, abstraction

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

Definition categories: location, place, position

3. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right

Definition categories: man–made, parcel, tract

4. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged

Definition categories: group, faction, sect

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

Definition categories: body, hand, manus, mitt, paw

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

Definition categories: act, turn, turning

7. anything in accord with principles of justice

- he feels he is in the right

- the rightfulness of his claim

Similar word(s): rightfulness

Definition categories: attribute, justice, justness

8. (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing

- mineral rights

- film rights

Definition categories: possession, interest, stake

Sentences with right as a noun:

- We're on the side of right in this contest.

- You have no right to go through my personal diary.

- The pharmacy is just on the right past the bookshop.

- The political right holds too much power.


1. make reparations or amends for

- right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Similar word(s): compensate, compensate, correct, redress

Definition categories: social, alter, change, modify

2. put in or restore to an upright position

- They righted the sailboat that had capsized

Definition categories: motion, alter, change, modify

3. regain an upright or proper position

- The capsized boat righted again

Definition categories: motion

4. make right or correct

Similar word(s): correct, rectify

Definition categories: change, reverse, turn

Sentences with right as a verb:

- Righting all the wrongs of the war will be impossible.

- The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile.

- When the wind died down, the ship righted.

- to right the oppressed