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What does "Right" mean?

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(a.) A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity (a.) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact (a.) According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith (a.) Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious (a.) Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true (a.) Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth (a.) Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford (a.) In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5 (a.) Most favorable or convenient; fortunate (a.) Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; -- opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals (a.) Privilege or immunity granted by authority (a.) Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line (a.) That to which one has a just claim (a.) That which is right or correct (a.) That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership (a.) That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal (a.) That which one has a natural claim to exact (a.) The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc (a.) The right side; the side opposite to the left (a.) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong (a.) To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct (a.) To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate (a.) Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone (a.) Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done (adv.) According to any rule of art; correctly (adv.) According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right (adv.) According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right (adv.) Exactly; just (adv.) In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant (adv.) In a right manner (adv.) In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide (v. i.) Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening (v. i.) To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright


Synonyms good, appropriate, moral, decent, accurate, straight, precise, conservative, proper, redress, correct, compensate, suitable, exact, far, flop, ethical, ripe, perpendicular, powerful, properly, mighty, reactionary, honorable, opportune, starboard, satisfactory, honourable, correctly, right-hand, right wing, aright, right on, justly, right hand, decently, rightist, right-wing, in good order, right-minded, rightfulness, rightfield, letter-perfect, reactionist, the right way, far-right, word-perfect, rightish


Example: "Take a right at the corner" Example: "He feels he is in the right" Example: "They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" Example: "He writes with his right hand but pitches with his left" Example: "He stood on the right" Example: "Mineral rights" Example: "Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust" Example: "The capsized boat righted again" Example: "They righted the sailboat that had capsized" Example: "A right angle" Example: "My right hand" Example: "Do the right thing and confess" Example: "Things are right again now" Example: "Time proved him right" Example: "The right time to act" Example: "It isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye" Example: "What's the right word for this?" Example: "The right man for the job" Example: "The right answer" Example: "She called right after dinner" Example: "Stand right here!" Example: "She felt right at home" Example: "He looked right and left" Example: "He guessed right" Example: "That serves him right" Example: "They have a right nice place"


Word Family righthand, righthanded, righthander, righthanders, rightist, rightists, rightmost