Complete Definition of "right"

wikipedia|dab=right (disambiguation)|Right
English

rank|years|always|another|171|right|each|between|face

Pronunciation
a|RP|US enPR|rīt, IPA|/ɹaɪt/, SAMPA|/raIt/
audio|en-us-right.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|aɪt

Homophones
rite, wright, write

Etymology 1
Old English riht, from Germanic *rekhtaz, from Indo-European *reg-to- âhaving moved in a straight lineâ. An Indo-European past participle, it became a Germanic adjective which has been used also as a noun since the common Germanic period. Cognate with Dutch recht#Dutch|recht, German recht/Recht, Swedish rätt, and Norwegian rett. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek á½ÏεκÏÏÏ, Latin rectus.

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. archaic straight|Straight, not bent.
  2. Having reference to a straight line; perpendicular, forming a 90-degree angle.

#: The kitchen counter formed a right angle with the back wall.

  1. Complying with justice, correctness or reason; correct, just, true.

#: I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were right all along.

  1. appropriate|Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.

#: Is this the right software for my computer?

  1. healthy|Healthy, sane, competent.

#: I'm afraid my father is no longer in his right mind.

  1. Designating the side of the body which is positioned to the east if one is facing north. This arrow points to the right: â

#: After the accident, her right leg was slighly shorter than her left.

  1. (archaic, sometimes used in titles) To a great extent or degree.

#: Sir, I am right glad to meet you...
#: Members of the Queen's Privy Council are styled The Right Honourable for life.
#: The Right Reverend Monsignor Guido Sarducci

  1. context|Politics Pertaining to the political right; conservative.

Synonyms
correct, just
conservative, right-wing
starboard

Antonyms
left, bowed, crooked, curved, wrong

Derived terms
a broken clock is right twice a day

Translations
trans-top|straight
Bulgarian: t+|bg|пÑав|trprav|scCyrl
Czech: t-|cs|pravý|m
Danish: t-|da|ret, t-|da|lige
Dutch: t+|nl|recht
Esperanto: rekta
Estonian: otse
Finnish: t+|fi|suora
French: t+|fr|droit
German: t+|de|gerade
Hungarian: t+|hu|egyenes
Icelandic: t+|is|beint|n, t+|is|beinn|m, t+|is|bein|f
Indonesian: lurus
Italian: t+|it|diritto
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Japanese: t-|ja|ã¾ã£ãã|trmassúgu|scJpan
Korean: ê³§ë¤ (godda, got-), ë°ë¥´ë¤ (bareuda)
Maltese: t-|mt|dritt|m|xsMaltese, t-|mt|dritta|f|xsMaltese
Ojibwe: gwayak
Portuguese: t+|pt|direito, t+|pt|reto
Russian: t+|ru|пÑÑмой|trprjamój|scCyrl
Spanish: t+|es|derecho, t+|es|recto, t-|es|justo
Swedish: t+|sv|rak
Thai: à¸à¸´à¹à¸§ (diù), à¸à¸£à¸ (dtrohng)
Turkish: t+|tr|düz
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trans-top|correct
Arabic: ARchar|صحÙØ­ IPAchar|(Êaħīħ)
Bulgarian: t-|bg|веÑен|trveren|scCyrl, t+|bg|пÑавилен|trpravilen|scCyrl
Chinese: 正確, 正确 (zhèngquè)
Czech: t+|cs|správný
Danish: rigtig, korrekt
Dutch: correct, juist, rechtschapen, rechtvaardig, eerlijk, billijk
Esperanto: t-|eo|korekta|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|Äusta|xsEsperanto
Estonian: õige
Finnish: oikea, oikeellinen
French: t+|fr|correct, t+|fr|juste, t+|fr|bon
German: t+|de|richtig
Hungarian: t+|hu|helyes
Icelandic: rétt f|n, réttur m
Ido: korekta
Indonesian: benar, betul
Interlingua: correcte, juste
Italian: t+|it|corretto
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Japanese: æ­£ãã (ãã ãã, tadashíi)
Korean: ì³ë¤ (olhda), ë°ë¥´ë¤ (bareuda)
Kurdish: KUchar|راست, KUchar|تÙâÙاÙ
Latin: t-|la|rectus|m, t-|la|recta|f, t-|la|rectum|n
Maltese: t-|mt|korett|m|xsMaltese, t-|mt|koretta|f|xsMaltese, t-|mt|tajjeb|m|xsMaltese, t-|mt|tajba|f|xsMaltese
Norwegian: riktig, rett
Ojibwe: gwayak
Polish: poprawny, prawidÅowy
Portuguese: t+|pt|correto, t+|pt|justo
Romanian: t-|ro|drept
Russian: пÑавилÑнÑй (právilânyj)
Slovene: pravi m, prava f, pravo n
Spanish: t+|es|correcto, t-|es|justo
Swedish: t+|sv|rätt, t+|sv|riktig
Telugu: సరà±à°¨ (saraina)
Thai: THchar|à¸à¸¹à¸ (thùùk), THchar|à¹à¸à¹ (chài)
Turkish: t+|tr|doÄru
Vietnamese: phải, Äúng, có lý (phải 'right position' and correct, trái left and wrong)
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trans-top|of direction
Albanian: djathtë
Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙÙÙ|ÙÙÙÙÙÙ (yamín)
Bulgarian: деÑен, дÑÑна, дÑÑно (desen, djasna, djasno) m/f/n
Catalan: dret
Chinese: å³ (yòu)
Croatian: t-|hr|desni
Czech: t-|cs|pravý|m
Danish: t-|da|højre
Dutch: rechts, rechtse
Esperanto: t-|eo|dekstra|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: parem
Finnish: oikea, oikeanpuoleinen
French: t+|fr|droit|m, t+|fr|droite|f
German: t+|de|rechts
Greek: δεξιÏÏ (deksiós)
Guaraní: akatúvape
Hebrew: ×××× (yemín)
Hungarian: t+|hu|jobb
Icelandic: hægri
Ido: dextra
Indonesian: t+|id|kanan|xs=Indonesian
Interlingua: dextere, dextre
Irish: t-|ga|deas|xs=Irish
Italian: t+|it|destro|m, t+|it|destra|f
trans-mid
Japanese: å³ (ã¿ã, migí)
Korean: ì¤ë¥¸ (oreun), ë°ë¥¸ (bareun)
Kurdish: t-|ku|راست|sc=KUchar
Lakota: isloyatan
Latin: dexter m, dextra f, dextrum n
Mi'kmaq: badadujk
Maltese: t-|mt|lemin|xs=Maltese
Norwegian: høyre
Ojibwe: gichinik
Pitjantjatjara: waku
Polish: prawy m, prawa f, prawe n
Portuguese: t+|pt|direito|m, t+|pt|direita|f
Romanian: drept, dreapta
Russian: пÑавÑй, пÑаваÑ, пÑавое (právyj, právaja, právoje) m/f/n
Slovene: desni m, desna f, desno n
Spanish: t+|es|derecho|m, t+|es|derecha|f
Swedish: t+|sv|höger
Telugu: à°à±à°¡à°¿ (kuDi)
Thai: THchar|à¸à¸§à¸² (khwáá)
Turkish: t+|tr|saÄ
Vietnamese: thẳng (straight)
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trans-top|perpendicular
Bulgarian: пеÑпендикÑлÑÑен (perpendikuljaren), пÑав (prav)
Danish: ret, retvinklet
Finnish: suora, suorakulmainen
German: t+|de|rechtwinklig
Icelandic: rétt horn
Japanese: åç´ (ããã¡ãã, suichokú), ç´ (ã¡ãã, chokú)
trans-mid
Ojibwe: gwayak
Portuguese: t+|pt|perpendicular, t+|pt|reto
Romanian: t-|ro|drept
Russian: пеÑпендикÑлÑÑнÑй (perpendikuljárnyj), пÑÑмой (prjamój)
Slovene: pravi
Spanish: t-|es|perpendicular, t+|es|recto
Swedish: t+|sv|rät, t+|sv|rätvinklig, t+|sv|vinkelrät
Telugu: à°²à°à°¬ (laMba)
Thai: มุมà¸à¸²à¸ (moom chààk)
Turkish: dik, dikey
Vietnamese: vuông góc, thẳng góc (vuông means perpendicular, thẳng straight).
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trans-top|conservative
Bulgarian: деÑниÑаÑÑки (desniÄarski)
Danish: konservativ, højre-
Finnish: oikea, oikeistolainen
Hebrew: ×©× ××××£ ×××× × (shel ha-agaf ha-yemani)
Hungarian: jobboldal
Icelandic: hægri
trans-mid
Japanese: å³ç¿¼ (ããã, uyokú)
Portuguese: de direita
Russian: t+|ru|пÑавÑй|trprávyj|scCyrl
Slovene: desniÄarski
Spanish: de la derecha
Swedish: höger-
Thai: à¸à¹à¸²à¸¢à¸à¸§à¸² (fàày khwáá)
Turkish: tutucu, muhafazakâr
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rfc-trans
Dutch: rechts (1), rechtse (1), recht (2), correct (3), juist (3), rechtschapen (3), rechtvaardig (3), eerlijk (3), billijk (3)
Interlingua: dextere, dextre (1); recte (2); correcte, juste (3)
Portuguese: direito m (1), direita f (1); reto m (2), reta f (2), correto m(3), correta f (3), justo m (3), justa f (3)
Romanian: dreapta (1), drept m (2,3,4)
Spanish: derecho (1,5), recto (2), correcto (3), justo (2,3)

Interjection
en-intj

  1. Yes. Correct. I agree.
  2. Yes. I agree with whatever you say. I have no opinion.
  3. signpost|Signpost word used to change the subject in a discussion or discourse.

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

  1. That which complies with justice, law or reason.

#: ''We're on the side of right in this contest.

  1. A legal or moral entitlement.

#: You have no right to talk to me like that!

  1. The right side or direction.

#: The pharamcy is just on the right past the bookshop.

  1. context|Politics The ensemble of right-wing political parties; political conservatives as a group.

#: The political right holds too much power.

Translations
trans-top|something one is legally entitled to
Arabic: ARchar|ح٠IPAchar|(ħaq) m
Bulgarian: t+|bg|пÑаво|n|trpravo|scCyrl, t+|bg|пÑава|p|trprava|scCyrl
Chinese: æ¬å©, æå© (quánlì)
Czech: t+|cs|právo|n
Danish: ret#Danish|ret, rettighed
Dutch: t+|nl|recht|n
Esperanto: t-|eo|rajto|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: oikeisto
French: t+|fr|droit|m
Galician: t|gl|dereito|xs=Galician m
German: t+|de|Recht|n
Hungarian: t+|hu|jog
Ido: yuro
trans-mid
Indonesian: t-|id|hak|xs=Indonesian
Interlingua: derecto
Italian: t+|it|diritto|m
Japanese: æ¨©å© (ããã, kénri)
Korean: ê¶ë¦¬ (gweolli)
Kurdish: t+|ku|ÙاÙ|sc=KUchar
Norwegian: rett, rettighet
Portuguese: t+|pt|direito|m
Romanian: dreaptÄ f
Russian: пÑаво (právo) n, пÑава (pravá) p
Slovene pravica f
Spanish: t+|es|derecho|m
Swedish: rätt c, rättighet c
Turkish: t+|tr|hak
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trans-top|right, not left, side
Arabic: ARchar|ÛÙÛÙ
Bulgarian: дÑÑно (djasno)
Danish: højre side
Dutch: t-|nl|rechterkant|m
Esperanto: t-|eo|dekstra|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: oikea (puoli)
French: t+|fr|droite|f
Galician: t|gl|dereita|xsGalician f, t|gl|dereito|xsGalician m
German: t+|de|Rechte|f
Hungarian: jobb oldal
Ido: dextro
Indonesian: sayap kanan
Interlingua: dextera, dextra
trans-mid
Japanese: å³ (ã¿ã, migí)
Kurdish: t-|ku|راست|sc=KUchar
Lakota: isloyatan
Ojibwe: gichinik
Norwegian: høyre siden
Portuguese: t+|pt|direita|f
Romanian: dreapta f
Russian: t+|ru|пÑавÑй|trprávyj|scCyrl
Spanish: t+|es|derecha|f
Swedish: t+|sv|höger
Telugu: à°à±à°¡à°¿ (kuDi)
Turkish: t+|tr|saÄ
Vietnamese bên phải (on sb's right)
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trans-top|The right-wing politicians and parties
Bulgarian: t-|bg|деÑен|trdesen|scCyrl
Czech: t-|cs|pravice|f
Danish: t-|da|højre
Dutch: t-|nl|rechterkant|m
Esperanto: t-|eo|dekstra|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: oikeisto
French: t+|fr|droite|f
Galician: t|gl|dereita|xs=Galician f
German: Rechte f
Hungarian: jobboldal
Ido: dextra
Indonesian: sayap kanan
Interlingua: dextera, dextra
trans-mid
Japanese: å³ç¿¼ (ããã, uyokú)
Portuguese: t+|pt|direita|f
Romanian: dreapta f
Russian: t+|ru|пÑавÑй|trprávyj|scCyrl
Slovene: desnica f
Spanish: t+|es|derecha|f
Swedish: högern
Turkish: t+|tr|saÄ
Vietnamese cánh hữu (cánh = wing, hữu: sino-vietnamese word for phải)
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Derived terms
top2
alright, all right
bragging rights
human rights
Miranda rights
Right Reverend
right angle
right as rain
right away
righteous
right hand
mid2
right handed, right-handed
right-hand man
rightly
rightness
right off
right off the bat
right of way
right triangle

Etymology 2
Old English rihtan (to straighten, judge, set upright, set right), from riht, from the same ultimate source as Etymology 1, above.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To correct

#: Righting all the wrongs of the war will be impossible.

  1. To set upright

#: The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile.

  1. intransitive To return to normal upright position.

#: When the wind died down, the ship righted.

Translations
trans-top|correct
Arabic: ARchar|صحح|صÙØ­ÙÙØ­Ù unicode|(Êáħħaħa)
Bulgarian: t+|bg|коÑигиÑам|trkorigiram|scCyrl
Danish: rette, korrigere
Dutch: t+|nl|verbeteren
Finnish: korjata, oikeellistaa
French: t+|fr|corriger
German: berichtigen, richtigstellen, korrigieren
Italian: t+|it|correggere
trans-mid
Japanese: è¨æ­£ãã (ã¦ããããã, teiséi surú)
Kurdish: KUchar|راست کردÙ
Portuguese: t+|pt|corrigir
Russian: иÑпÑавлÑÑÑ / иÑпÑавиÑÑ (ispravljátâ/isprávitâ)
Slovene: popravljati / popraviti
Spanish: t+|es|corregir
Swedish: rätta, korrigera (minor corrections)
Thai: THchar|à¹à¸à¹ (gààe), THchar|à¸à¸³à¸«à¸à¸´à¹à¸à¸·à¹à¸­à¹à¸à¹à¹à¸ (dtahm nì pheùùa gààe khái)
Turkish: düzeltmek
Welsh: t-|cy|reit|xs=Welsh
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trans-top|to set upright
Bulgarian: t+|bg|изпÑавÑм|trizpravjam|scCyrl
Danish: t-|da|rette
Finnish: suoristaa, kääntää oikein päin
Ojibwe: gwekibagizo
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Russian: вÑпÑÑмлÑÑÑ / вÑпÑÑмиÑÑ (vyprjamljátâ/výprjamitâ)
Swedish: rätta, räta (something which is almostâbut not quiteâthe right way)
Thai: THchar|à¸à¸·à¹à¸­ (seùù)
Turkish: t+|tr|doÄrultmak
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Adverb
en-adv|-

  1. exactly|Exactly, precisely.

#: The arrow landed right in the middle of the target.
#: Luckily we arrived right at the start of the film.

  1. UK very|Very, extremely, quite.

#: I made a right stupid mistake there, didn't I?
#* Ann Hite, Ghost on Black Mountain,
#*: The fog was right hard to see through so I was on Tom Pritchard before I saw him.

Synonyms
exactly, just, precisely, smack dab

Related terms
downright
upright

Expressions
it's all right
she'll be right
to the right

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