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Dictionary definition for: Right

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

2. (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

3. (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"

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

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

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

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

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

10. (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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. (r) an interjection expressing agreement

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

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

25. (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"

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

27. (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"

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

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

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

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

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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