right

  • 1 right — / rīt/ n [Old English riht, from riht righteous] 1 a: qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval b: something that is morally just able to… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Right — • Substantive designating the object of justice Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Right     Right     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Right — (r[imac]t), a. [OE. right, riht, AS. riht; akin to D. regt, OS. & OHG. reht, G. recht, Dan. ret, Sw. r[ a]tt, Icel. r[ e]ttr, Goth. ra[ i]hts, L. rectus, p. p. of regere to guide, rule; cf. Skr. [.r]ju straight, right. [root]115. Cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 right — [rīt] adj. [ME < OE riht, straight, direct, right, akin to Ger recht < IE base * reĝ , straight, stretch out, put in order > RICH, RECKON, L regere, to rule, rex, king, regula, a rule] 1. Obs. not curved; straight: now only in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Right — Right, adv. 1. In a right manner. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Right — Right, n. [AS. right. See {Right}, a.] 1. That which is right or correct. Specifically: (a) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, the opposite of moral wrong. (b) A true… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 right — right, rightly 1. Right is used as an adverb meaning ‘in the right way, in a proper manner’ with a number of verbs, notably do right, go right (as in Nothing went right), guess right, spell something right, treat someone right. In general,… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 right — [adj1] fair, just appropriate, condign, conscientious, deserved, due, equitable, ethical, fitting, good, honest, honorable, justifiable, lawful, legal, legitimate, merited, moral, proper, requisite, righteous, rightful, scrupulous, standup*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 right — ► ADJECTIVE 1) on, towards, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing which is to the east when the person or thing is facing north. 2) morally good, justified, or acceptable. 3) factually correct. 4) most appropriate: the right man… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 right — adj 1 *good Antonyms: wrong 2 *correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice Analogous words: fitting, proper, meet (see FIT): *decorous, decent, seemly Antonyms: wrong …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 Right — Right, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Righted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Righting}.] [AS. rihtan. See {Right}, a.] 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Right On — can mean the following:* Right On (album) , the 1970 album recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label, the first Supremes album not to feature former lead singer Diana Ross * Right On! , an American teen magazine catering to African American… …

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  • 13 right on — adj informal 1.) BrE someone who is right on supports social justice, equal rights, the protection of the environment etc often used to show disapproval because someone does this in an extreme way →↑PC, politically correct ↑politically correct ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Right On! — is an American teen magazine. It is published by Dorchester Media in New York City, and it was a sister publication of Tiger Beat .The magazine was born in 1971, out of necessity to have a teen idol type of magazine for Black teens in the United… …

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  • 15 right|y — «RY tee», noun, plural right|ies. 1. U.S. Informal. a right handed person: »Switch hitters traditionally do better against righties (Newsweek). 2. British Informal. a conservative or reactionary; right winger: »The frightening gulf of our… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 right — v. all right. [Dicţionar ortografic] Trimis de tavi, 24.05.2008. Sursa: Neoficial  all right (angl.) [pron. olráĭt] loc. adj., loc. adv., interj. Trimis de gall, 24.05.2008. Sursa: DOOM 2 …

    Dicționar Român

  • 17 right on — ► right on informal 1) expressing support, approval, or encouragement. 2) (right on) informal, often derogatory in keeping with fashionable liberal or left wing opinions and values. Main Entry: ↑right …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 Right — Right, v. i. 1. To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 right on — adjective AMERICAN INFORMAL correct or true: I think your analysis of the situation is right on …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 right|o — «RY toh», interjection. Informal. all right; O.K …

    Useful english dictionary


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