1. [ noun ] an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

: "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt

Related terms: abstraction due prerogative claim entree access voting_right water_right right_of_way states'_rights human_right representation preemption legal_right grant privilege right_of_search floor cabotage advowson
2. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: left position stage_right
3. [ adjective ] 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" on the right when facing downstream "the right bank of the river"

Related terms: left right-hand right-hand far rightmost right-handed starboard position
4. [ adjective ] free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
Synonyms: correct

"the correct answer" "the correct version" "the right answer" "took the right road" "the right decision"

Related terms: incorrect incorrect accurate accurate straight letter-perfect true proper accurate correctness
5. [ adverb ] precisely, exactly

"stand right here!"

6. [ adjective ] socially right or correct
Synonyms: correct

"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye" "correct behavior"

Related terms: proper
7. [ adverb ] immediately

"she called right after dinner"

8. [ adverb ] (informal) exactly
Synonyms: flop

"he fell flop on his face"

Related terms: colloquialism
9. [ adjective ] in conformance with justice or law or morality

"do the right thing and confess"

Related terms: wrong ethical proper good just ethical rightness
10. [ noun ] (baseball,geography) the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
Synonyms: rightfield right_field
Related terms: tract outfield
11. [ adverb ] toward or on the right

"he looked right and left" also figuratively "the party has moved right"

Related terms: left
12. [ noun ] (politics) those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
Synonyms: right_wing
Related terms: faction hard_right religious_right
13. [ adverb ] in the right manner
Synonyms: properly in_good_order decent the_right_way decently

"please do your job properly!" "can't you carry me decent?"

Related terms: improperly proper proper
14. [ adverb ] an interjection expressing agreement
Synonyms: right_on
15. [ noun ] a turn to the right

"take a right at the corner"

Related terms: turn
16. [ adverb ] completely

"she felt right at home" "he fell right into the trap"

17. [ adverb ] (Southern regional intensive) very
Synonyms: mighty powerful

"the baby is mighty cute" "he's mighty tired" "it is powerful humid" "that boy is powerful big now" "they have a right nice place"

Related terms: intensifier
18. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the hand that is on the right side of the body
Synonyms: right_hand

"he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left" "hit him with quick rights to the body"

Related terms: hand
19. [ adjective ] correct in opinion or judgment
Synonyms: correct

"time proved him right"

Related terms: wrong right-minded right-minded
20. [ noun ] (law) anything in accord with principles of justice
Synonyms: rightfulness

"he feels he is in the right" "the rightfulness of his claim"

Related terms: wrong wrong justice
21. [ adverb ] in accordance with moral or social standards
Synonyms: justly

"that serves him right" "do right by him"

Related terms: just just
22. [ adjective ] appropriate for a condition or occasion
Synonyms: proper suitable

"everything in its proper place" "the right man for the job" "she is not suitable for the position"

Related terms: appropriate
23. [ adverb ] in a correct manner
Synonyms: correctly aright

"he guessed right"

Related terms: incorrectly incorrectly correct correct correct
24. [ adjective ] of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face outward

"the right side of the cloth showed the pattern" "be sure your shirt is right side out"

Related terms: outside
25. [ adjective ] intended for the right hand
Synonyms: right-hand

"a right-hand glove"

Related terms: right-handed
26. [ adjective ] on the right-hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward
Synonyms: starboard

"the starboard side"

Related terms: port
27. [ adjective ] (geometry) having the axis perpendicular to the base

"a right angle"

Related terms: geometry perpendicular
28. [ adjective ] most suitable or right for a particular purpose
Synonyms: good ripe

"a good time to plant tomatoes" "the right time to act" "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"

Related terms: opportune
29. [ adjective ] in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
Synonyms: correct

"what's the right word for this?" "the right way to open oysters"

Related terms: proper
30. [ adjective ] intended for the right hand
Synonyms: right-hand

"a right-hand glove"

Related terms: right-handed
31. [ adjective ] (politics) of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
Related terms: center left far-right reactionary conservative rightist rightish right-wing conservative
32. [ verb ] put in or restore to an upright position

"They righted the sailboat that had capsized"

Related terms: change
33. [ verb ] regain an upright or proper position

"The capsized boat righted again"

Related terms: change_posture
34. [ verb ] make right or correct
Synonyms: correct rectify

"Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

Related terms: falsify change_by_reversal adjust rectify debug correction
35. [ adjective ] in or into a satisfactory condition

"things are right again now" "put things right"

Related terms: satisfactory
36. [ verb ] make reparations or amends for
Synonyms: correct redress compensate

"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Related terms: wrong change expiate over-correct compensate redress recompense
37. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 22691
38. [ noun ] (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing

: "mineral rights" "film rights"

Related terms: interest plural
Similar spelling:   Rist