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English adjective: right

1. right being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north


SamplesMy 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.


Similarfar, right-hand, rightmost, starboard


See alsoright-handed


Attributeplace, position


Antonymsleft

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


SamplesThe correct answer.
The correct version.
The right answer.
Took the right road.
The right decision.


Synonymscorrect


Similaraccurate, exact, letter-perfect, precise, straight, word-perfect


See alsoaccurate, proper, true


Attributecorrectness, rightness


Antonymsincorrect, wrong

3. right socially right or correct


SamplesIt isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye.
Correct behavior.


Synonymscorrect


Similarproper


Antonymsimproper

4. right in conformance with justice or law or morality


SamplesDo the right thing and confess.


Similarethical, honorable, honourable


See alsoethical, good, just, proper


Attributerightness


Antonymswrong

5. right correct in opinion or judgment


SamplesTime proved him right.


Synonymscorrect


Similarright-minded


Antonymswrong

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


SamplesEverything in its proper place.
The right man for the job.
She is not suitable for the position.


Synonymsproper


Similarappropriate


Antonymsinappropriate

7. right of or belonging to the political or intellectual right


Similarconservative, far-right, old-line, oldline, reactionary, reactionist, right-wing, rightish, rightist


See alsoconservative


Antonymscenter, left

8. right in or into a satisfactory condition


SamplesThings are right again now.
Put things right.


Similarsatisfactory


Antonymsunsatisfactory

9. right intended for the right hand


SamplesA right-hand glove.


Synonymsright-hand


Similarright-handed


Antonymsambidextrous, left-handed, two-handed

10. right in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure


SamplesWhat's the right word for this?.
The right way to open oysters.


Synonymscorrect


Similarproper


Antonymsimproper

11. right having the axis perpendicular to the base


SamplesA right angle.


Similarperpendicular


Domain categorygeometry


Antonymsoblique, parallel

12. right (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward


SamplesThe right side of the cloth showed the pattern.
Be sure your shirt is right side out.


Similaroutside


Antonymsinside

13. right most suitable or right for a particular purpose


SamplesA good time to plant tomatoes.
The right time to act.
The time is ripe for great sociological changes.


Synonymsgood, ripe


Similaropportune


Antonymsinopportune

14. right precisely accurate


SamplesA veracious account.


Synonymsveracious


Similaraccurate


Antonymsinaccurate


English noun: right

1. right (attribute) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature


SamplesThey 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.


Broader (hypernym)abstract, abstraction


Narrower (hyponym)access, access, accession, admission, admittance, advowson, cabotage, claim, due, entree, exclusive right, floor, grant, human right, legal right, perquisite, pre-emption, preemption, prerogative, privilege, privilege, representation, right of action, right of search, right of way, riparian right, states' rights, title, voting right, water right

2. right (location) location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east


SamplesHe stood on the right.


Broader (hypernym)place, position


Narrower (hyponym)right stage, stage right


Antonymsleft

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


Synonymsright field, rightfield


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Part meronymoutfield

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


Synonymsright wing


Broader (hypernym)faction, sect


Narrower (hyponym)hard right, religious right

5. right (body) the hand that is on the right side of the body


SamplesHe writes with his right hand but pitches with his left.
Hit him with quick rights to the body.


Synonymsright hand


Broader (hypernym)hand, manus, mitt, paw

6. right (act) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east


SamplesTake a right at the corner.


Broader (hypernym)turn, turning

7. right (attribute) anything in accord with principles of justice


SamplesHe feels he is in the right.
The rightfulness of his claim.


Synonymsrightfulness


Broader (hypernym)justice, justness


Antonymswrong, wrongfulness

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


SamplesMineral rights.
Film rights.


Broader (hypernym)interest, stake


Domain usageplural, plural form


English adverb: right

1. right precisely, exactly


SamplesStand right here!.

2. right immediately


SamplesShe called right after dinner.

3. right exactly


SamplesHe fell flop on his face.


Synonymsflop


Domain usagecolloquialism

4. right toward or on the right; also used figuratively


SamplesHe looked right and left.
The party has moved right.


Antonymsleft

5. right in the right manner


SamplesPlease do your job properly!.
Can't you carry me decent?.


Synonymsdecent, decently, in good order, properly, the right way


Antonymsimproperly

6. right an interjection expressing agreement


Synonymsright on

7. right completely


SamplesShe felt right at home.
He fell right into the trap.

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


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsmightily, mighty, powerful


Domain usageintensifier, intensive

9. right in accordance with moral or social standards


SamplesThat serves him right.
Do right by him.


Synonymsjustly

10. right in an accurate manner


SamplesThe flower had been correctly depicted by his son.
He guessed right.


Synonymsaright, correctly


Antonymswrong, incorrectly, wrongly


English verb: right

1. right (social) make reparations or amends for


SamplesRight a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust.


Synonymscompensate, correct, redress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)aby, abye, atone, expiate, over-correct, overcompensate


Antonymswrong

2. right (motion) put in or restore to an upright position


SamplesThey righted the sailboat that had capsized.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupright

3. right (motion) regain an upright or proper position


SamplesThe capsized boat righted again.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change posture


Verb groupright

4. right (change) make right or correct


SamplesCorrect the mistakes.
Rectify the calculation.


Synonymscorrect, rectify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn


Narrower (hyponym)amend, debug, rectify, remediate, remedy, repair


Antonymsfalsify









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