right

right
I. a.
1.
Straight, direct, rectilinear, not crooked.
2.
Upright, erect, not oblique, perpendicular.
3.
Just, lawful, equitable, fair, rightful, honest, in accordance with duty, unswerving, upright.
4.
Fit, suitable, seemly, proper, becoming, appropriate, as it should be, comme il faut.
5.
Real, true, actual, unquestionable.
6.
Correct, true, not erroneous, not mistaken.
7.
Right-hand.
8.
Outward.
9.
Fortunate, most favorable.
10.
Orderly, well-regulated, well-performed, correct.
II. ad.
1.
Directly, in a direct line.
2.
Uprightly, equitably, fairly, lawfully, rightfully, rightly, justly.
3.
Fitly, suitably, properly.
4.
Correctly, truly.
5.
Very, extremely, in a great degree.
6.
Actually, truly, really, exactly, just.
III. n.
1.
Rectitude, uprightness, integrity, justice, equity, fairness, goodness, lawfulness, propriety, what ought to be, what should be.
2.
Truth, correctness.
3.
Prerogative, privilege.
4.
Just claim, legal title, ownership.
5.
Title, claim.
6.
Property, interest.
7.
Authority, legal power.
IV. v. a.
1.
Set upright.
2.
Do justice to, relieve from wrong, see one righted, see justice done to one.

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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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