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
2. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
- the right answer
- took the right road
- the right decision
3. socially right or correct
- it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
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
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
7. (politics) pertaining to the political right; conservative.
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
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
14. most suitable or right for a particular purpose
- the right time to act
15. precisely accurate
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!
- she called right after dinner
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
6. an interjection expressing agreement
7. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
- they have a right nice place
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
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
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
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
4. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
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
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
- the rightfulness of his claim
Similar word(s): rightfulness
8. (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
- mineral rights
- film rights
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
2. put in or restore to an upright position
- They righted the sailboat that had capsized
3. regain an upright or proper position
- The capsized boat righted again
Definition categories: motion
4. make right or correct
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