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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

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Bradley Whitford

Don't ever criticize yourself. Don't go around all day long thinking, 'I'm unattractive, I'm slow, I'm not as smart as my brother.' God wasn't having a bad day when he made you... If you don't love yourself in the right way, you can't love your neighbour. You can't be as good as you are supposed to be.
Joel Osteen

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.
Ricardo Montalban

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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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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