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  1. right
    IPA[rīt]
  2. adjective

    adverb

    noun

    • 1. that which is morally correct, just, or honorable:

      she doesn't understand the difference between right and wrong the rights and wrongs of the matter
      Synonym : goodness, rightness, righteousness, virtue, virtuousness, integrity, rectitude, uprightness, principle, propriety, morality, truth, truthfulness, honesty, honor, honorableness, justice, justness, fairness, equity, equitableness, impartiality, lawfulness, legality
    • 2. a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way:

      she had every right to be angry you're quite within your rights to ask for your money back there is no right of appeal against the decision
    • 3. the authority to perform, publish, film, or televise a particular work, event, etc.:

      they sold the paperback rights
    • 4. the right-hand part, side, or direction:

      take the first turning on the right she seated me on her right
    • 5. (in football or a similar sport) the right-hand half of the field when facing the opponent's goal:

      they made a neat series of passes over on the right
    • 6. short for right field

    • 7. the right wing of an army:

      the allies succeeded in overrunning the French right
    • 8. a right turn:

      he made a right in Dorchester Avenue
    • 9. a road or entrance on the right:

      take the first right over the stream
    • 10. (especially in the context of boxing) a person's right fist:

      he ducked down low then brought up his right
    • 11. a blow given with the right fist:

      the young cop swung a terrific right
    • 12. a group or party favoring conservative or reactionary views:

      the Right got in at the election his proposal was viewed with alarm by the right of the party

    verb

    • 1. restore to a normal or upright position:

      we righted the capsized dinghy
      Synonym : turn the right way up again, turn back over, set upright again, stand upright again
    • 2. restore to a normal or correct condition or situation:

      righting the economy demanded major cuts in defense spending
      Synonym : remedy, put right, set right, put to rights, set to rights, rectify, retrieve, solve, fix, resolve, sort out, put in order, straighten out, deal with, correct, repair, mend, redress, make good, improve, amend, ameliorate, make better, better
    • 3. redress or rectify (a wrong or mistaken action):

      she was determined to right the wrongs done to her father
      Synonym : rectify, correct, put right, set right, make right, sort out, deal with, remedy, repair, fix, cure, resolve, settle, square, make amends for, avenge, vindicate
    • 4. make reparation to (someone) for a wrong done to them:

      we'll see you righted

    exclamation

    • 1. used to indicate one's agreement or to acknowledge a statement or order:

      “Barry's here.” “Oh, rightright you are, sir
    • 2. used at the end of a statement to invite agreement, approval, or confirmation:

      you went to see Angie on Monday, right?
    • 3. used as a filler in speech or to introduce an utterance, exhortation, or suggestion:

      right, let's have a drink and I didn't think any more of it, right, but Mom said I should take him to a doctor
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: right, plural noun: rights

    • adjective

      morally good, justified, or acceptable:

      true or correct as a fact:

    • adverb

      to the furthest or most complete extent or degree (used for emphasis):

      exactly; directly (used to emphasize the precise location or time of something):

    • noun

      that which is morally correct, just, or honourable:

      a moral or legal entitlement to have or do something:

    • adjective

      (of a person) using the right hand more naturally than the left:

      (of a tool or item of equipment) made to be used with the right hand or by right-handed people:

    • adverb

      with the right hand, or in a manner natural to right-handed people:
    • adjective

      satisfactory but not especially good; acceptable:

      (of a person) in a satisfactory mental or physical state:

    • adverb

      in a satisfactory manner or to a satisfactory extent; fairly well:

      used to emphasize how certain one is about something:

    • exclamation

      expressing or asking for assent, agreement, or acceptance:
    • noun

      the hand of a person's right side.

      the region or direction on the right side of a person or thing:

    • adjective

      on or toward the right side of a person or thing:

      done with or using the right hand:

    • noun

      the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system:

      the right side of a team on the field in soccer, rugby, and field hockey:

    • adjective

      conservative or reactionary:
    • noun

      a right-handed person, especially a right-handed baseball pitcher.

      a blow struck with the right hand.

    • noun

      the part of the outfield to the right of center field from the perspective of home plate:

      the position of the defensive player stationed in right field:

    • noun

      a person who supports or belongs to the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system:

      an attacking player on the right side of a team on the field in soccer, rugby, and field hockey:

    • noun

      the extreme right wing of a political group or of the political spectrum:
    • adjective

      belonging to or representing the views of the extreme right wing of a political group or of the political spectrum:
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