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Dictionary definition for: Right

1. (v) make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

2. (r) precisely, exactly; "stand right here!"

3. (n) 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

4. (a) 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"

5. (v) put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"

6. (a) 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"

7. (n) (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights" "film rights"

8. (r) immediately; "she called right after dinner"

9. (s) socially right or correct; "it isn''t right to leave the party without saying goodbye" "correct behavior"

10. (r) exactly; "he fell flop on his face"

11. (v) regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again"

12. (n) 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"

13. (n) a turn to the right; "take a right at the corner"

14. (a) in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"

15. (r) toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left" "the party has moved right"

16. (v) make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

17. (a) correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"

18. (r) in the right manner; "please do your job properly!" "can''t you carry me decent?"

19. (n) those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged

20. (s) appropriate for a condition or occasion; "everything in its proper place" "the right man for the job" "she is not suitable for the position"

21. (r) an interjection expressing agreement

22. (n) anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right" "the rightfulness of his claim"

23. (n) 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"

24. (r) completely; "she felt right at home" "he fell right into the trap"

25. (a) of or belonging to the political or intellectual right

26. (s) in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now" "put things right"

27. (n) the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher''s right

28. (r) (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"

29. (r) in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right" "do right by him"

30. (s) in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what''s the right word for this?" "the right way to open oysters"

31. (r) in a correct manner; "he guessed right"

32. (s) having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle"

33. (s) 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"

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