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Definition of Right


  1. Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line.
  2. Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.
  3. 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.
  4. Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.
  5. Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.
  6. 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.
  7. Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
  8. 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.
  9. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
  10. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.
  11. In a right manner.
  12. 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.
  13. Exactly; just.
  14. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.
  15. According to any rule of art; correctly.
  16. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.
  17. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.
  18. That which is right or correct.
  19. The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong.
  20. A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact.
  21. A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
  22. That to which one has a just claim.
  23. That which one has a natural claim to exact.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
  27. The right side; the side opposite to the left.
  28. In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.
  29. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.
  33. Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.

Right Quotations

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Abraham Lincoln

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy

Henry Ford Quote
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
Henry Ford

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln
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Right Translations

right in Afrikaans is reg, juis
right in Dutch is rechter-, vandehands
right in Finnish is oikeanpuolinen, oikeus, oikea
right in German is rechts, rechts, gerade, gleich, richtig
right in Italian is esatto, a destra, destro, retto
right in Latin is rectum, rectus, beneficium, dexter, vox vocis
right in Portuguese is direita
right in Spanish is recto, derecha, justicia, derechos, correcto

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