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  Definition of Right
  1. a turn to the right; "take a right at the corner"
  2. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher''s right
  3. anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
  4. 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
  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. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
  7. 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"
  8. (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights"
  9. make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
  10. regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again"
  11. put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
  12. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  13. appropriate for a condition or occasion; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
  14. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
  15. correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
  16. most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
  17. having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle"
  18. socially right or correct; "it isn''t right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
  19. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what''s the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
  20. of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
  21. 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"; "the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"
  22. in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"
  23. in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now"; "put things right"
  24. (Southern regional intensive) very; "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"
  25. exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
  26. immediately; "she called right after dinner"
  27. an interjection expressing agreement
  28. in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can''t you carry me decent?"
  29. in a correct manner; "he guessed right"
  30. precisely, exactly; "stand right here!"
  31. completely; "she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
  32. in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him"
  33. toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
Similar Words: right field, rightfulness, right hand, right wing, correct, rectify, compensate, redress, proper, suitable, good, ripe, mighty, powerful, flop, right on, properly, decently, decent, in good order, the right way, correctly, aright, justly


See Also: compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up, accurate, proper, true, conservative, right-handed, ethical, good, just


Hyponyms: access, advowson, cabotage, claim, title, due, entree, accession, admittance, floor, grant, human right, legal right, preemption, pre-emption, prerogative, privilege, perquisite, exclusive right, representation, right of search, right of way, states' rights, voting right, water right, riparian right, religious right, hard right, stage right, right stage, rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend, debug, over-correct, overcompensate, expiate, aby, abye, atone


Pertainyms: proper, correct, just


Attributes: correctness, rightness, position, place


Part Meronyms: outfield


Derivational Morphology: compensate, redress, correct, correction, rectification, remedy, remediation, damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, compensation, recompense


Anagrams: girth


Language Translations:
Albanian: djathtë   Bulgarian: верен and десен and десничарски and дясно and коригирам and перпендикулярен and прав and право  
Catalan: dret   Chinese: and 權利 and 正確  
Croatian: desni   Danish: højre and konservativ and ret and rette and rigtig  
Dutch: correct and recht and rechterkant and rechts and verbeteren   Esperanto: dekstra and korekta and rajto and rekta  
Estonian: õige and otse and parem   Finnish: korjata and oikea and oikeisto and suora  
French: correct and corriger and droit and droite   Galician: dereita and dereito  
German: berichtigen and gerade and Recht and Rechte and rechts and rechtwinklig and richtig   Greek: δεξιός  
Hebrew: ימין and של האגף הימני   Hungarian: egyenes and helyes and jobb and jobboldal and jog  
Icelandic: beint and hægri and rétt   Ido: dextra and dextro and korekta and yuro  
Indonesian: benar and hak and kanan and lurus and sayap   Interlingua: correcte and derecto and dextera and dextere  
Irish: deas   Italian: correggere and corretto and destro and diritto  
Japanese: まっすぐ and 訂正する and and 右翼 and 垂直 and 権利 and 正しい   Korean: 곧다 and 권리 and 오른 and 옳다  
Kurdish: ماف and راست   Latin: dexter and rectus  
Maltese: dritt and korett and lemin   Norwegian: høyre and høyre siden and rett and riktig  
Polish: poprawny and prawy   Portuguese: correto and corrigir and de direita and direita and direito and perpendicular  
Romanian: dreapta and dreaptă and drept   Russian: исправлять and перпендикулярный and правильный and право and правый and прямой  
Slovene: desni and desnica and desničarski and popravljati and pravi   Spanish: correcto and corregir and de la derecha and derecha and derecho and perpendicular  
Swedish: höger and höger- and högern and rak and rät and rätt and rätta   Telugu: కుడి and లంబ and సరైన  
Thai: ดิ่ว and ฝ่ายขวา and มุมฉาก   Turkish: düz and düzeltmek and dik and doğru and hak and sağ and tutucu  
Vietnamese: phải and thẳng and vuông góc   Welsh: reit  
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