1. That which complies with justice, law or reason.
  2. A legal or moral entitlement.
  3. The right side or direction.
  4. The ensemble of right-wing political parties; political conservatives as a group.
  5. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.


  1. To correct.
    Righting all the wrongs of the war will be impossible.
  2. To set upright.
    The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile.
  3. To return to normal upright position.
    When the wind died down, the ship righted.
  4. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of.
    to right the oppressed


  1. Straight, not bent.
    a right line
  2. Of an angle, having a size of 90 degrees, or one quarter of a complete rotation; the angle between two perpendicular lines.
    The kitchen counter formed a right angle with the back wall.
  3. Complying with justice, correctness or reason; correct, just, true.
    I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were right all along.
  4. Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.
    Is this the right software for my computer?
  5. Healthy, sane, competent.
    I'm afraid my father is no longer in his right mind.
  6. Real; veritable.
    You've made a right mess of the kitchen!
  7. All right; not requiring assistance
  8. Most favourable or convenient; fortunate.
  1. Designating the side of the body which is positioned to the east if one is facing north. This arrow points to the right: →
    After the accident, her right leg was slighly shorter than her left.
  2. Designed to be placed or worn outward.
    the right side of a piece of cloth
  3. Pertaining to the political right; conservative.


  1. On the right side.
  2. Towards the right side.

Adverb (etymology 2)

  1. Exactly, precisely.
  2. Very, extremely, quite.
  3. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really.
  4. In a correct manner.
  5. To a great extent or degree.


  1. Yes, that is correct; I agree.
  2. I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.
    - After that interview, I don't think we should hire her.
    - Right — who wants lunch?
    You're going, right?

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