Definition of 'right'
- 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 of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
- (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights"
- 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"
- a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; "take a right at the corner"
- those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
Synonyms: right wing
- anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
Antonyms: wrong wrongfulness wrong wrongfulness
- 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"
Synonyms: right hand
- the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
Synonyms: right field rightfield
- make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
Synonyms: compensate redress correct
- put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
- regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again"
- make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
Synonyms: correct rectify
- 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"
Antonyms: incorrect wrong incorrect wrong
- 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"
- socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
- in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"
- correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
- appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"; "he is not a suitable husband for her"
Synonyms: proper suitable suited
- of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
Antonyms: left center
- in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now"; "put things right"
- intended for the right hand; "a right-hand glove"
- in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
- having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle"
- (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; "the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"; "be sure your shirt is right side out"
- 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"
Synonyms: good ripe
- precisely, exactly; "stand right here!"
- immediately; "she called right after dinner"
- exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
- toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
- in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
Synonyms: properly decently decent in good order the right way
- an interjection expressing agreement
Synonyms: right on
- completely; "she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
- (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"
Synonyms: mighty powerful
- in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him"
- in a correct manner; "he guessed right"
Synonyms: correctly aright
Antonyms: incorrectly wrongly wrong incorrectly wrongly wrong