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Definition 1: a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east - [noun denoting act]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a right at the corner

(right is a kind of ...) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

"he took a turn to the right"

Definition 2: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is part of right) the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases

Definition 3: an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away

(right is a kind of ...) a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

"he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

(... is a kind of right ) (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship

(... is a kind of right ) the right of being represented by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body

(... is a kind of right ) the legal right to sue

(... is a kind of right ) the right of a belligerent to stop neutral ships on the high seas in wartime and search them

(... is a kind of right ) the right of one vehicle or vessel to take precedence over another

(... is a kind of right ) the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution

(... is a kind of right ) the right to vote; especially the right of a common shareholder to vote in person or by proxy on the affairs of a company

(... is a kind of right ) right of access to water

(... is a kind of right ) a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

"suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"

(... is a kind of right ) the right to purchase something in advance of others

(... is a kind of right ) a right based in law

(... is a kind of right ) the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice

(... is a kind of right ) the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders

(... is a kind of right ) an informal right to something

"his claim on her attentions" "his title to fame"

(... is a kind of right ) that which is deserved or owed

"give the devil his due"

(... is a kind of right ) the right to enter

(... is a kind of right ) the parliamentary right to address an assembly

"the chairman granted him the floor"

(... is a kind of right ) a right or privilege that has been granted

(... is a kind of right ) (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law)

(... is a kind of right ) the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

Definition 4: anything in accord with principles of justice - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he feels he is in the right
  • the rightfulness of his claim

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is a kind of ...) the quality of being just or fair

Definition 5: the hand that is on the right side of the body - [noun denoting body]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left
  • hit him with quick rights to the body

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is a kind of ...) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

Definition 6: those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is a kind of ...) a dissenting clique

(... is a kind of right ) United States political faction that advocates social and political conservativism, school prayer, and federal aid for religious groups and schools

(... is a kind of right ) the extreme right wing

Definition 7: location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east - [noun denoting location]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stood on the right

(right is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

(... is a kind of right ) the part of the stage on the actor's right as the actor faces the audience

Definition 8: (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mineral rights
  • film rights

(right is a kind of ...) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

"they have interests all over the world" "a stake in the company's future"

(right is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 9: make right or correct - [verb of change]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Correct the mistakes
  • rectify the calculation

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is a kind of ...) change to the contrary

"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

(... is a kind of right ) set straight or right

"remedy these deficiencies" "rectify the inequities in salaries" "repair an oversight"

(... is a kind of right ) locate and correct errors in a computer program code

"debug this program"

Definition 10: regain an upright or proper position - [verb of motion]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The capsized boat righted again

(right is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

(right has a similar meaning as ...) put in or restore to an upright position

"They righted the sailboat that had capsized"

Definition 11: put in or restore to an upright position - [verb of motion]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They righted the sailboat that had capsized

(right is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(right has a similar meaning as ...) regain an upright or proper position

"The capsized boat righted again"

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of right ) make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

(... is a kind of right ) make amends for

"expiate one's sins"

Definition 13: being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(right is similar to ...) being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle

"the horse on the right is the far horse" "the right side is the far side of the horse"

(right is similar to ...) farthest to the right

"in the rightmost line of traffic"

(right is similar to ...) located on or directed toward the right

"a right-hand turn"

(right is similar to ...) located on the right side of a ship or aircraft

(means also ...) using or intended for the right hand

"a right-handed batter" "right-handed scissors"

(... are attributes of right) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

Definition 14: in conformance with justice or law or morality - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • do the right thing and confess

(right is similar to ...) adhering to ethical and moral principles

"it seems ethical and right" "followed the only honorable course of action"

(means also ...) conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior

"an ethical lawyer" "ethical medical practice" "an ethical problem" "had no ethical objection to drinking" "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"

(means also ...) morally admirable

(means also ...) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

"a just and lasting peace" "a kind and just man" "a just reward" "his just inheritance"

(means also ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

(... are attributes of right) according with conscience or morality

Definition 15: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the correct answer
  • the correct version
  • the right answer
  • took the right road
  • the right decision

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct

"a precise image" "a precise measurement"

(right is similar to ...) correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words

"a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy" "she was word-perfect in her part"

(right is similar to ...) following a correct or logical method

"straight reasoning"

(means also ...) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

(means also ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

(means also ...) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

(... are attributes of right) conformity to fact or truth

Definition 16: of or belonging to the political or intellectual right - [adjective denoting all]

(right is similar to ...) having social or political views favoring conservatism

(right is similar to ...) adhering to conservative or reactionary principles

"an oldline senator"

(right is similar to ...) opposed to political or social liberalism or reform

(right is similar to ...) tending toward the political right

(right is similar to ...) believing in or supporting tenets of the political right

(means also ...) resistant to change, particularly in relation to politics or religion

Definition 17: correct in opinion or judgment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • time proved him right

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) disposed toward or having views based on what is right

"respect for law which every right-minded citizen ought to have"

Definition 18: an interjection expressing agreement - [adverb denoting all]

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

Definition 19: in the right manner; correctly; suitably - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • please do your job properly!
  • can't you carry me decent?

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

Definition 20: in an accurate manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the flower had been correctly depicted by his son
  • he guessed right

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

Definition 21: toward or on the right; also used figuratively - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he looked right and left
  • the party has moved right

Definition 22: precisely, exactly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stand right here!

Definition 23: in accordance with moral or social standards - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that serves him right
  • do right by him

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

Definition 24: (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • they rejoiced mightily

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is used in the usage domain ...) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

Definition 25: to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was wholly convinced
  • entirely satisfied with the meal
  • it was completely different from what we expected
  • was completely at fault
  • a totally new situation
  • the directions were all wrong
  • it was not altogether her fault
  • an altogether new approach
  • a whole new idea
  • she felt right at home
  • he fell right into the trap

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

Definition 26: immediately - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she called right after dinner

Definition 27: exactly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he fell flop on his face

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 28: precisely accurate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a veracious account

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

Definition 29: appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • everything in its proper place
  • the right man for the job
  • she is not suitable for the position

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

"a book not appropriate for children" "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity" "it seems that an apology is appropriate"

Definition 30: (informal) very; used informally as an intensifier - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that is one fine dog
  • a right fine day

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

"extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

(right is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 31: most suitable or right for a particular purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good time to plant tomatoes
  • the right time to act
  • the time is ripe for great sociological changes

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose

"an opportune place to make camp" "an opportune arrival" "an opportune time to receive guests"

Definition 32: (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the right side of the cloth showed the pattern
  • be sure your shirt is right side out

(right is similar to ...) relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit

"an outside margin"

Definition 33: having the axis perpendicular to the base - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a right angle

(right is similar to ...) intersecting at or forming right angles

"the axes are perpendicular to each other"

(right belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

Definition 34: intended for the right hand - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a right-hand glove

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) using or intended for the right hand

"a right-handed batter" "right-handed scissors"

Definition 35: in or into a satisfactory condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • things are right again now
  • put things right

(right is similar to ...) giving satisfaction

"satisfactory living conditions" "his grades were satisfactory"

Definition 36: socially right or correct - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
  • correct behavior

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

Definition 37: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where right or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what's the right word for this?
  • the right way to open oysters

Synonyms for right in the sense of this definition

(right is similar to ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

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