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right

 (rīt)
adj. right·er, right·est
1. Conforming with or conformable to justice, law, or morality: do the right thing and confess.
2. In accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct: the right answer.
3. Fitting, proper, or appropriate: It is not right to leave the party without saying goodbye.
4. Most favorable, desirable, or convenient: the right time to act.
5. In or into a satisfactory state or condition: put things right.
6. In good mental or physical health or order.
7. Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer: the right side of the dress; made sure that the right side of the fabric was visible.
8.
a. Of, belonging to, located on, or being the side of the body to the south when the subject is facing east.
b. Of, relating to, directed toward, or located on the right side.
c. Located on the right side of a person facing downstream: the right bank of a river.
9. often Right Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right.
10. Mathematics
a. Formed by or in reference to a line or plane that is perpendicular to another line or plane.
b. Having the axis perpendicular to the base: right cone.
c. Having a right angle: a right triangle.
11. Straight; uncurved; direct: a right line.
12. Archaic Not spurious; genuine.
n.
1. That which is just, moral, or proper.
2.
a. The direction or position on the right side.
b. The right side.
c. The right hand.
d. A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
3. often Right
a. The people and groups who advocate the adoption of conservative or reactionary measures, especially in government and politics. Also called right wing.
b. The opinion of those advocating such measures.
4. Sports A blow delivered by a boxer's right hand.
5. Baseball Right field.
6.
a. A just or legal claim or title.
b. Something that is due to a person or governmental body by law, tradition, or nature.
c. Something, especially humane treatment, claimed to be due to animals by moral principle.
7. often rights
a. An existing stockholder's legally protected claim to purchase additional shares in a corporation ahead of those who are not currently stockholders, especially at a cost lower than market value.
b. The negotiable paper on which such an entitlement is indicated.
adv.
1. Toward or on the right.
2. In a straight line; directly: went right to school.
3. In the proper or desired manner; well: The jacket doesn't fit right.
4. Exactly; just: The accident happened right over there.
5. Immediately: called me right after dinner.
6. Completely; quite: The icy wind blew right through me.
7. According to law, morality, or justice.
8. Accurately; correctly: answered the question right.
9. Chiefly Southern US Considerably; very: They have a right nice place.
10. Used as an intensive: kept right on going.
11. Used in titles: The Right Reverend Jane Smith.
v. right·ed, right·ing, rights
v.tr.
1. To put in or restore to an upright or proper position: They righted their boat.
2. To put in order or set right; correct: measures designed to right generations of unfair labor practices.
3. To make reparation or amends for; redress: right a wrong.
v.intr.
To regain an upright or proper position.
Idioms:
by rights
In a just or proper manner; justly.
in (one's) own right
Through the force of one's own skills or qualifications.
right and left
From all directions or on every side: criticism coming right and left; questions raised from right and left.
right away/off
Immediately; at once; without delay.
right on
Slang Used as an exclamation of encouragement, support, or enthusiastic agreement.
to rights
In a satisfactory or orderly condition: set the place to rights.

[Middle English, from Old English riht; see reg- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 3, from the fact that conservatives sit on the right side of the legislative chamber in various assemblies .]

right′er n.
right′ness n.
Synonyms: right, privilege, prerogative, perquisite
These nouns apply to something, such as a power or possession, to which one has an established claim. Right refers to a legally, morally, or traditionally just claim: "An unconditional right to say what one pleases about public affairs is what I consider to be the minimum guarantee of the First Amendment" (Hugo L. Black).
Privilege usually suggests an advantage or opportunity not enjoyed by everyone: Use of the company jet was a privilege reserved for the top executives. Prerogative denotes an exclusive right or privilege, as one based on custom, law, or office: It is my prerogative to change my mind.
A perquisite is a privilege accorded by virtue of one's employment, position, or rank: "The old newspapers and wax candle-ends from the drawing-room were the perquisites of the butler" (Elizabeth Langland).
Our Living Language Speakers of Standard English mainly restrict the use of adverbial right to modify adverbs of space or time, as in She's right over there or Do it right now! No such restriction applies in Southern vernacular speech, where right can be used to intensify the meaning of many adjectives and adverbs, as in He's right nice or You talk right fast. This broader use of right is attested as far back as the 1400s and is found in the works of Shakespeare and other great writers. Thus, what appears to be neglect of Standard English rules is actually the retention of a historical usage. · The use of right as an adverb indicating directness, completeness, or general intensity seems to be related to the use of right in a more concrete sense to refer to something that is perfectly straight or perpendicular to something else, as in right angle. A similar connection between concrete and metaphorical meaning lies behind the Southern adverbial usage of plumb, as in He fell plumb asleep as an indicator of completeness or totality.

right

(raɪt)
adj
1. in accordance with accepted standards of moral or legal behaviour, justice, etc: right conduct.
2. in accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct or true: the right answer.
3. appropriate, suitable, fitting, or proper: the right man for the job.
4. most favourable or convenient; preferred: the right time to act.
5. in a satisfactory condition; orderly: things are right again now.
6. indicating or designating the correct time: the clock is right.
7. correct in opinion or judgment
8. sound in mind or body; healthy or sane
9. (usually prenominal) of, designating, or located near the side of something or someone that faces east when the front is turned towards the north.
10. (usually prenominal) worn on a right hand, foot, etc
11. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) of, designating, supporting, belonging to, or relating to the political or intellectual right (see sense 40)
12. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) conservative or reactionary: the right wing of the party.
13. (Mathematics) geometry
a. formed by or containing a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane
b. having the axis perpendicular to the base: a right circular cone.
c. straight: a right line.
14. relating to or designating the side of cloth worn or facing outwards
15. informal (intensifier): a right idiot.
16. in one's right mind sane
17. she'll be right informal Austral and NZ that's all right; not to worry
18. the right side of
a. in favour with: you'd better stay on the right side of him.
b. younger than: she's still on the right side of fifty.
adv
19. too right informal Austral and NZ an exclamation of agreement
20. in accordance with correctness or truth; accurately: to guess right.
21. in the appropriate manner; properly: do it right next time!.
22. in a straight line; directly: right to the top.
23. in the direction of the east from the point of view of a person or thing facing north
24. absolutely or completely; utterly: he went right through the floor.
25. all the way: the bus goes right to the city centre.
26. without delay; immediately or promptly: I'll be right over.
27. exactly or precisely: right here.
28. in a manner consistent with a legal or moral code; justly or righteously: do right by me.
29. in accordance with propriety; fittingly or suitably: it serves you right.
30. to good or favourable advantage; well: it all came out right in the end.
31. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (esp in religious titles) most or very: right reverend.
32. informal or dialect (intensifier): I'm right glad to see you.
33. right, left, and centre on all sides; from every direction
34. right off the bat informal as the first in a series; to begin with
n
35. any claim, title, etc, that is morally just or legally granted as allowable or due to a person: my legal right.
36. anything that accords with the principles of legal or moral justice
37. the fact or state of being in accordance with reason, truth, or accepted standards (esp in the phrase in the right)
38. Irish an obligation or duty: you had a right to lock the door.
39. the right side, direction, position, area, or part: the right of the army; look to the right.
40. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right (often capital) the supporters or advocates of social, political, or economic conservatism or reaction, based generally on a belief that things are better left unchanged (opposed to radical or left)
41. (Boxing) boxing
a. a punch with the right hand
b. the right hand
42. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. (often plural) the privilege of a company's shareholders to subscribe for new issues of the company's shares on advantageous terms
b. the negotiable certificate signifying this privilege
43. by right by rights properly; justly: by rights you should be in bed.
44. in one's own right having a claim or title oneself rather than through marriage or other connection: a peeress in her own right.
45. to rights consistent with justice, correctness, or orderly arrangement: he put the matter to rights.
vb (mainly tr)
46. (also intr) to restore to or attain a normal, esp an upright, position: the raft righted in a few seconds.
47. to make (something) accord with truth or facts; correct
48. to restore to an orderly state or condition; put right
49. to make reparation for; compensate for or redress (esp in the phrase right a wrong)
sentence substitute
a. indicating that a statement has been understood
b. asking whether a statement has been understood
c. indicating a subdividing point within a discourse
interj
an expression of agreement or compliance
[Old English riht, reoht; related to Old High German reht, Gothic raihts, Latin rēctus]
ˈrighter n

right

(raɪt)

adj. right•er, right•est,
n., adv., v. adj.
1. in accordance with what is good, proper, or just: right conduct.
2. in conformity with fact or reason: the right answer.
3. correct in judgment, opinion, or action.
4. appropriate; suitable: to say the right thing.
5. most desirable: the right time for a decision.
6. of, pertaining to, or located on or near the side of a person or thing that is turned toward the east when the subject is facing north (opposed to left).
7. sound; sane: in one's right mind.
8. in good health or spirits: I haven't felt right in days.
9. principal, front, or upper: right side up.
10. (often cap.) of or belonging to the political Right; having conservative or reactionary views in politics.
11. socially desirable or influential: know the right people.
12. straight: a right line.
13. having an axis perpendicular to the base: a right cone.
14. Math. pertaining to an element of a set that has a given property when placed on the right of an element or set of elements of the given set: a right identity.
15. genuine; authentic: the right owner.
n.
16. something that is due to anyone by just claim, legal guarantees, moral principles, etc.: the right to free speech.
17. that which is morally, legally, or ethically proper: to know right from wrong.
18. a moral, ethical, or legal principle considered as an underlying cause of truth, justice, morality, or ethics.
19. Sometimes, rights. the interest or ownership a person, group, or business has in property.
20. the property itself or its value.
21. Often, rights. the privilege of subscribing to a specified amount of a stock or bond issue, or the document certifying this privilege.
22. that which is in accord with fact, reason, or propriety.
23. the state or quality or an instance of being correct.
24. the side that is normally opposite to that where the heart is: to turn to the right.
25. a right-hand turn: Make a right at the corner.
26. the one of a pair, as of shoes or gloves, that is shaped for, used by, or situated on the right side.
27. the Right,
a. individuals or groups advocating maintenance of the established political, social, or economic order.
b. the conservative position held by these people.
28. (usu. cap.)
a. the part of a legislative assembly, esp. in continental Europe, that is situated to the right of the presiding officer.
b. the more conservative members of such an assembly, who customarily sit in this part.
29. a boxing blow delivered by the right hand.
adv.
30. in a straight or direct line: right to the bottom.
31. quite; completely: My hat was knocked right off.
32. immediately; promptly: right after dinner.
33. exactly; precisely: right here.
34. correctly or accurately: to guess right.
35. righteously; properly: to live right.
36. advantageously or well: to turn out right.
37. on or to the right: to turn right.
38. Informal. very; extremely: a right fine day.
39. (often cap.) very (used in certain titles): The Right Reverend John Stewart.
v.t.
40. to put in an upright position: to right a fallen lamp.
41. to bring into conformity with fact; correct: to right one's point of view.
42. to do justice to; avenge: to be righted in court.
43. to redress: to right a wrong.
v.i.
44. to resume an upright or proper position.
Idioms:
1. by rights, in fairness; justly.
2. in one's own right, by reason of one's own ability, ownership, or qualifications.
3. in the right, having the support of reason or law.
4. right away or off, without hesitation; immediately.
5. right on, Slang. exactly right; precisely.
6. to rights, into proper condition or order: to set a room to rights.
[before 900; (n. and adj.) Middle English; Old English riht; akin to Latin rēctus, Old Irish recht law, Greek orektós upright; (v.) Middle English; Old English rihtan; (adv.) Middle English; Old English rihte]
right′er, n.
right′ness, n.
usage: right in the sense of “very, extremely” is neither old-fashioned nor dialectal. It is most common in informal speech and writing: You know right well what I mean. Its use in formal contexts can be regarded as inappropriate or erroneous.

Right

See also left.

1. the condition of having the right side distinct or different from the left.
2. righthandedness.
dextrorotation. — dextrogyric, adj.
movement or rotation to the right, or clockwise. Also called dextrogyration.
the state or process of turning to the right.

right

If you say that something is right, you mean that it is correct or appropriate.

You've got the pronunciation right.
You must do things in the right order.

In conversation, right is sometimes an adverb. For example, someone might say 'He did it right'. In writing, it is better to avoid this use. You should say 'He did it the right way' or 'He did it in the right way'.

I assured him that he was playing exactly the right way.
I thought I handled it in the right way.

right


Past participle: righted
Gerund: righting

Imperative
right
right
Present
I right
you right
he/she/it rights
we right
you right
they right
Preterite
I righted
you righted
he/she/it righted
we righted
you righted
they righted
Present Continuous
I am righting
you are righting
he/she/it is righting
we are righting
you are righting
they are righting
Present Perfect
I have righted
you have righted
he/she/it has righted
we have righted
you have righted
they have righted
Past Continuous
I was righting
you were righting
he/she/it was righting
we were righting
you were righting
they were righting
Past Perfect
I had righted
you had righted
he/she/it had righted
we had righted
you had righted
they had righted
Future
I will right
you will right
he/she/it will right
we will right
you will right
they will right
Future Perfect
I will have righted
you will have righted
he/she/it will have righted
we will have righted
you will have righted
they will have righted
Future Continuous
I will be righting
you will be righting
he/she/it will be righting
we will be righting
you will be righting
they will be righting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been righting
you have been righting
he/she/it has been righting
we have been righting
you have been righting
they have been righting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been righting
you will have been righting
he/she/it will have been righting
we will have been righting
you will have been righting
they will have been righting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been righting
you had been righting
he/she/it had been righting
we had been righting
you had been righting
they had been righting
Conditional
I would right
you would right
he/she/it would right
we would right
you would right
they would right
Past Conditional
I would have righted
you would have righted
he/she/it would have righted
we would have righted
you would have righted
they would have righted

right

The people or parties who support conservative or reactionary policies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "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"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
access - the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)
advowson - the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice
cabotage - the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders
claim, title - an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"
due - that which is deserved or owed; "give the devil his due"
access, admittance, entree, admission, accession - the right to enter
floor - the parliamentary right to address an assembly; "the chairman granted him the floor"
grant - a right or privilege that has been granted
human 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)
legal right - a right based in law
preemption, pre-emption - the right to purchase something in advance of others
exclusive right, prerogative, privilege, perquisite - a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
privilege - (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship
representation - the right of being represented by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body
right of action - the legal right to sue
right of search - the right of a belligerent to stop neutral ships on the high seas in wartime and search them
right of way - the right of one vehicle or vessel to take precedence over another
states' rights - the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution
voting 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
riparian right, water right - right of access to water
abstract, abstraction - a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"
2.right - location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east; "he stood on the right"
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
right stage, stage right - the part of the stage on the actor's right as the actor faces the audience
left - location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east; "she stood on the left"
3.right - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
outfield - the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
4.right - those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
faction, sect - a dissenting clique
religious right - United States political faction that advocates social and political conservativism, school prayer, and federal aid for religious groups and schools
hard right - the extreme right wing
5.right - the hand that is on the right side of the bodyright - the hand that is on the right side of the body; "he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"; "hit him with quick rights to the body"
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
6.right - a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; "take a right at the corner"
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
7.right - anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
justice, justness - the quality of being just or fair
wrong, wrongfulness - that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law; "he feels that you are in the wrong"
8.right - (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
stake, interest - (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"
Verb1.right - make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
alter, change, modify - 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"
over-correct, overcompensate - make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
aby, abye, atone, expiate - make amends for; "expiate one's sins"
wrong - treat unjustly; do wrong to
2.right - put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
alter, change, modify - 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 - regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again"
3.right - regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again"
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
right - put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
4.right - make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
change by reversal, reverse, turn - 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"
remediate, remedy, amend, rectify, repair - set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
debug - locate and correct errors in a computer program code; "debug this program"
Adj.1.right - being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; "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-handed - using or intended for the right hand; "a right-handed batter"; "right-handed scissors"
left - being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
2.right - free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
accurate - 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"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
true - 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"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement"
incorrect, wrong - not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions"
3.right - socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
4.right - in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"
ethical - 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"- Omar N. Bradley
good - morally admirable
just - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
wrong - contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie"
5.right - correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
wrong - based on or acting or judging in error; "it is wrong to think that way"
6.right - appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
appropriate - 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"
7.right - of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
conservative - resistant to change
center - of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
left - of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
8.right - in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now"; "put things right"
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
9.right - intended for the right hand; "a right-hand glove"
right-handed - using or intended for the right hand; "a right-handed batter"; "right-handed scissors"
10.right - in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
11.right - having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle"
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
perpendicular - intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"
12.right - (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; "the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"; "be sure your shirt is right side out"
outside - relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit; "an outside margin"
13.right - most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
opportune - suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose; "an opportune place to make camp"; "an opportune arrival"
14.right - precisely accurate; "a veracious account"
accurate - 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"
Adv.1.right - precisely, exactly; "stand right here!"
2.right - immediately; "she called right after dinner"
3.right - exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
4.right - toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
left - toward or on the left; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left"
5.right - in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
6.right - an interjection expressing agreement
7.right - completely; "she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
8.right - (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree; "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"
intensifier, intensive - 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"
9.right - in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him"
10.right - in an accurate manner; "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"; "he guessed right"
wrong, wrongly, incorrectly - in an inaccurate manner; "he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly"; "she guessed wrong"

right

adjective
2. proper, done, becoming, seemly, fitting, fit, appropriate, suitable, desirable, comme il faut (French) Make sure you approach it in the right way.
proper wrong, inappropriate, unfitting, unsuitable, undesirable, unseemly
5. sane, sound, balanced, normal, reasonable, rational, all there (informal), lucid, unimpaired, compos mentis (Latin) I think he's not right in the head actually.
6. healthy, well, fine, fit, in good health, in the pink, up to par He just didn't look right.
healthy unwell, abnormal, unsound
7. complete, real, pure, absolute, utter, outright, thorough, out-and-out, thoroughgoing He gave them a right telling off.
adverb
1. correctly, truly, precisely, exactly, genuinely, accurately, factually, aright He guessed right about some things.
correctly incorrectly, inaccurately, wrongly
2. suitably, fittingly, appropriately, properly, aptly, satisfactorily, befittingly They made sure I did everything right.
suitably improperly, incompletely
3. exactly, squarely, precisely, bang, slap-bang (informal) It caught me right in the middle of the forehead.
4. directly, straight, precisely, exactly, unswervingly, without deviation, by the shortest route, in a beeline It was taken right there on a conveyor belt
7. properly, fittingly, fairly, morally, honestly, justly, ethically, honourably, righteously, virtuously If you're not treated right, let us know.
verb
1. rectify, settle, fix, correct, repair, sort out, compensate for, straighten, redress, vindicate, put right We've made progress in righting the wrongs of the past.
2. turn up the right way again, stand upright again, set upright again, turn back over He righted the yacht and continued to race.
turn up the right way again topple, make crooked
by rights in fairness, properly, technically, justly, equitably Negotiations should, by rights, have been conducted by him.
in the right vindicated, right, justified, borne out, with the law on your side The Foreign Secretary is in the right.
put something right correct, right, improve, reform, square, fix, repair, adjust, remedy, amend, make good, mend, redress, put right, set the record straight, emend If you mess up it's your job to put it right.
put something to rights order, fix, arrange, solve, resolve, sort out, remedy, make good, retrieve, rectify, put right, straighten out, set right He decided to put matters to rights.
within your rights at liberty, allowed, qualified, entitled, authorized, within the law You were quite within your rights to refuse.
Related words
adjective dextral
Quotations
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" [Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence]
"How forcible are right words" Bible: Job

right

adjective
1. In accordance with principles of right or good conduct:
2. Consistent with prevailing or accepted standards or circumstances:
4. Having no errors:
6. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place:
7. Having good health:
Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle.
8. Strongly favoring retention of the existing order:
noun
1. A privilege granted a person, as by virtue of birth:
Law: droit.
2. Conferred power:
adverb
1. In a direct line:
2. With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
verb
1. To restore to or place in an upright or proper position:
stand (up).
2. To restore to proper condition or functioning:
Idiom: set right.
3. To make right what is wrong:
Translations
أفْهَم، نَعَم، حَسَنٌإلى اليَميناليَمين السِّياسيبصورةٍ صَحيحَه أو سَليمَهتماما، بالضَّبْط
верендесендясноизправямкоригирам
právopravýsprávnýpravicesprávně
højreretretterigtiglige
dekstraĝustakorektarajto
õigus
oikeaoikeanpuoleinenoikeinoikeistooikeistolainen
desniispravanispravno
egyeneshelyesigaz: igaza vanjobbjobb oldal
hakkanan
hægrihægri-, hægrihandarhægri-, hægrisinnaîurnákvæmlegarétt , beint
まっすぐ右の権利正しい正しく
권리오른쪽의옳게정확한
rectarectumrectus
dešinėdešiniarankisdešiniejidešinioji rankadešinys
atgūt līdzsvarugalīgiglužiīstaisīsts
drept
napravopravica
pravipravicapravičenpravilenpravilno
högerrätträttigheträtvinkligriktig
ถูกต้องทางขวาสิทธิอย่างถูกต้อง
đúngphảiquyền

right

[raɪt]
A. ADJ
1. (= morally good, just) → justo
it is not right that he should pay for their mistakeno es justo que él pague por su error
it is/seems only right that she should get the biggest sharees/me parece justo que ella reciba la mayor parte, está/me parece bien que ella reciba la mayor parte
it doesn't seem right that his contribution should not be acknowledgedparece injusto que no se reconozca su aportación
it's not right!¡no hay derecho!
I thought it right to ask permission firstme pareció conveniente preguntarle antes, pensé que debía preguntarle antes
would it be right for me to ask him?¿debería preguntárselo?
it is only right and proper that people should know what is going onlo suyo es que la gente sepa lo que pasa
to do the right thing; do what is righthacer lo correcto, actuar correctamente
to do the right thing by sbportarse como es debido con algn
doing the right thing by a pregnant girlfriend meant marrying herhacer lo que Dios manda con una novia embarazada significaba casarse con ella
2. (= suitable) [tool, clothes] → apropiado, adecuado; [time] → oportuno
to choose the right moment for sth/to do sthelegir el momento oportuno para algo/para hacer algo
that's the right attitude!¡haces bien!
I haven't got the right clothes for a formal dinnerno tengo ropa apropiada or adecuada para una cena de etiqueta
you're not using the right tool for the jobno estás empleando la herramienta apropiada or adecuada para el trabajo
he's the right man for the jobes el hombre más indicado para el cargo
I don't think he's the right sort of person for youme parece que no es la persona que te conviene
they holiday in all the right placestoman sus vacaciones en todos los sitios que están de moda
the balance of humour and tragedy is just rightel equilibrio entre humor y tragedia es perfecto
she's just right for the jobes la persona perfecta para el puesto
the flat is just right for meel piso es justo lo que necesito
"is there too much salt in it?" - "no, it's just right"-¿tiene demasiada sal? -no, está en su punto justo
Mr Rightel novio soñado, el marido ideal
to know the right peopletener enchufes or (LAm) palanca
he knows all the right peopletiene enchufes or (LAm) palanca en todas partes
I just happened to be in the right place at the right timedio la casualidad de que estaba en el sitio adecuado en el momento adecuado
if the price is rightsi el precio es razonable
he's on the right side of 40tiene menos de 40 años
to say the right thingdecir lo que hay que decir, tener las palabras justas
we'll do it when the time is rightlo haremos en el momento oportuno or a su debido tiempo
the right wordla palabra exacta or apropiada
3. (= correct) → correcto, exacto
right first time!¡exactamente!, ¡exacto!
"she's your sister?" - "that's right!"-¿es tu hermana? -¡eso es! or ¡así es! or ¡exacto!
that's right! it has to go through that hole¡eso es! tiene que pasar por ese agujero
she said she'd done it, isn't that right, mother?dijo que lo había hecho ¿no es así, madre? or ¿a que sí, madre?
you mean he offered to pay? is that right, Harry?¿dices que se ofreció a pagar? ¿es eso cierto, Harry?
and quite right too!¡y con razón!
am I right for the station?¿por aquí se va a la estación?, ¿voy bien (por aquí) para la estación?
the right answerla respuesta correcta (Math) (to problem) → la solución correcta
right you are!¡vale!, ¡muy bien!
I was beginning to wonder whether I had the right dayempezaba a preguntarme si me habría equivocado de día
to get sth right (= guess correctly) → acertar en algo; (= do properly) → hacer algo bien
I got the date right but not the timeacerté en la fecha pero me equivoqué de hora
it's vital that we get the timing rightes esencial que escojamos bien el momento
you didn't get it right, so you lose five pointsno acertaste or te equivocaste, así que pierdes cinco puntos
let's get it right this time!¡a ver si esta vez nos sale bien!
we must get it right this timeesta vez tenemos que hacerlo bien or nos tiene que salir bien
is this the right house?¿es ésta la casa?
he can't even sing the right notesno sabe ni dar las notas bien
are you sure you've got the right number? (Telec) → ¿seguro que es ése el número?
to put sb rightsacar a algn de su error; (unpleasantly) → enmendar la plana a algn
I'm confused, and I wanted you to put me righttengo dudas y quisiera que tú me las aclararas
if you tell the story wrong the child will soon put you rightsi te equivocas al contar la historia, el niño enseguida te corrige or te saca de tu error
to put a clock rightponer un reloj en hora
to put a mistake rightcorregir or rectificar un error
is this the right road for Segovia?¿es éste el camino de Segovia?, ¿por aquí se va a Segovia?
are we on the right road?¿vamos por buen camino?, ¿vamos bien por esta carretera?
it's not the right shade of greenno es el tono de verde que yo busco
the right side of the fabricel (lado) derecho de la tela
is the skirt the right size?¿va bien la falda de talla?
it's not the right size/lengthno vale de talla/de largo
the right timela hora exacta
is that the right time?¿es ésa la hora?
do you have the right time?¿tienes hora buena?, ¿sabes qué hora es exactamente?
to get on the right side of sb (fig) → congraciarse con algn
4. (= in the right) to be right to do sthhacer bien en hacer algo
you were right to come to mehas hecho bien en venir a verme
to be right [person] → tener razón, estar en lo cierto
you're quite right; you're dead righttienes toda la razón
how right you are!¡qué razón tienes!
to be right about sth/sb you were right about there being none lefttenías razón cuando decías que no quedaba ninguno
you were right about Peter, he's totally unreliabletenías razón en lo de Peter or con respecto a Peter: no hay quien se fíe de él
am I right in thinking that we've met before?si no me equivoco ya nos conocemos ¿no?
you were right in calling the doctor, it was appendicitishiciste bien en llamar al médico, era apendicitis
5. (= in order) I don't feel quite rightno me siento del todo bien
I knew something wasn't right when she didn't call as usualsupe que algo no iba bien cuando no llamaba como de costumbre
his leg hasn't been right since the accidenttiene la pierna mal desde el accidente
my stereo still isn't rightmi equipo sigue sin ir bien
it will all come right in the endtodo se arreglará al final
she's not quite right in the headno está en sus cabales
to be in one's right minden su sano juicio
to put sth/sb right I hope the garage can put the car rightespero que me sepan arreglar el coche en el taller
you've offended her but it's not too late to put things rightla has ofendido pero aún puedes arreglarlo
it's nothing a night's sleep won't put rightno es nada que no se arregle durmiendo toda la noche de un tirón
a couple of aspirin will put me rightcon un par de aspirinas me pondré bien
that's soon put righteso se arregla fácilmente, eso tiene fácil arreglo
all's right with the worldtodo va bien
to be/feel as right as rainencontrarse perfectamente
she'll be as right as rain in a few daysen unos pocos días se repondrá completamente de esto
6. (= not left) → derecho
I'd give my right arm to knowdaría cualquier cosa or todo el oro del mundo por saberlo
we are a right of centre partysomos un partido de centro derecha
it's a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doinges uno de esos casos en que la mano derecha no sabe lo que hace la izquierda
7. (Math) [angle] → recto
8. (Brit) (as intensifier) (= complete) he's a right idiotes un auténtico idiota
I felt a right twitme sentí como un verdadero imbécil
she made a right mess of itlo hizo fatal, le salió un buen churro (Sp)
you're a right one to talk (iro) → mira quién habla
see also Charlie
9.
see all right
B. ADV
1. (= directly, exactly)
right awayen seguida, ahora mismo, ahorita (mismo) (Mex, Andes)
it happened right before our eyesocurrió delante de nuestros propios ojos
she was standing right behind/in front of himestaba justo detrás/delante de él
right hereaquí mismo or (CAm) mero
he was standing right in the middle of the roadestaba justo en el centro or (CAm) en el mero centro de la calle
right now (= immediately) → ahora mismo; (= at the moment) → (justo) ahora
I want this done right nowquiero que se haga esto ahora mismo
she's busy right nowahora mismo or justo ahora está ocupada
he could tell right off that I was a foreignerreconoció de inmediato que yo era extranjero
to go right onseguir todo derecho
right on!¡eso es!, ¡de acuerdo!
he (just) went right on talkingsiguió hablando como si nada
it hit him right on the chestle dio de lleno en el pecho
she should come right out and say sodebería ser clara y decirlo
it fell right on top of meme cayó justo encima
2. (= immediately) → justo, inmediatamente
I'll do it right after dinnerlo haré justo or inmediatamente después de cenar
I'll be right backvuelvo en seguida
come right in!¡ven aquí dentro!
I'll be right overvoy en seguida
I had to decide right thentenía que decidirme allí mismo
3. (= completely)
we were sat right at the backestábamos sentados atrás del todo
we'll have to go right back to the beginning nowahora habrá que volver al principio del todo
he put his hand in right to the bottomintrodujo la mano hasta el mismo fondo
their house is right at the end of the streetsu casa está justo al final de la calle
she was a very active old lady, right to the endfue una anciana muy activa hasta el final
to go right to the end of sthir hasta el final de algo
to push sth right inmeter algo hasta el fondo
there is a fence right round the househay una valla que rodea la casa por completo
to read a book right throughleer un libro hasta el final
you could see right through her blousese le transparentaba la blusa
he filled it right uplo llenó del todo
4. (= correctly) → bien, correctamente
you did right to/not to invite themhiciste bien en invitarlos/en no invitarlos
to understand sb rightentender bien a algn
if I remember rightsi mal no recuerdo, si no me falla la memoria
it's him, right enough!¡seguro que es él!
5. (= fairly)
to do right by sbportarse como es debido con algn
don't worry about the pay, John will see you rightno te preocupes por el sueldo, John se encargará de que te paguen lo que te corresponde
to treat sb righttratar bien a algn
see also serve
6. (= properly, satisfactorily) → bien
you're not doing it rightno lo estás haciendo bien
I felt nothing was going right for mesentía que nada me iba bien
nothing goes right with themnada les sale bien
7. (= not left) → a la derecha
he looked neither left nor rightno miró a ningún lado
eyes right! (Mil) → ¡vista a la derecha!
to turn righttorcer a la derecha
right (about) turn!¡media vuelta a la derecha!
see also left 2
8. (as linker) right, who's next?a ver, ¿quién va ahora?
right then, let's begin!¡empecemos, pues!
9. (in titles) the Right Honourable Edmund Burkeel Excelentísimo Señor Edmund Burke
the Right Honourable member for HuntingdonSu Señoría el diputado por Huntingdon
my Right Honourable friendmi honorable amigo
Right ReverendReverendísimo
C. N
1. (= what is morally right, just) right and wrongel bien y el mal
I don't know the rights of the matterno sé quién tiene razón en el asunto
to know right from wrongsaber distinguir el bien del mal
by rights the house should go to melo suyo or lo propio es que la casa me correspondiera a mí
to be in the righttener razón, estar en lo cierto
to put or set sth to rightsarreglar algo
this government will put the country to rightseste gobierno va a arreglar el país
to set or put the world to rightsarreglar el mundo
to have right on one's sidetener la razón de su parte
see also wrong C
2. (= prerogative) → derecho m
they have a right to privacytienen derecho a la or su intimidad
people have the right to read any kind of material they wishla gente tiene derecho a leer lo que desee
you had no right to take itno tenías (ningún) derecho a llevártelo
what gives you the right or what right have you got to criticize me?¿qué derecho tienes tú a criticarme?
who gave you the right to come in here?¿quién te ha dado permiso para entrar aquí?
as of rightpor derecho propio
by right ofpor or en razón de
by what right do you make all the decisions?¿con qué derecho tomas tú todas las decisiones?
to own sth in one's own rightposeer algo por derecho propio
she's a celebrity in her own right nowahora es una celebridad por méritos propios
the baby is a person in his own rightel bebé es una persona de pleno derecho
right to replyderecho m de réplica
right of wayderecho m de paso (Aut etc) (= precedence) → prioridad f
see also abode, assembly, exercise, reserve B1
3. rightsderechos mpl
civil rightsderechos mpl civiles
film rightsderechos mpl cinematográficos
human rightsderechos mpl humanos
insist on your legal rightshazte valer tus derechos legales
they don't have voting rightsno tienen derecho al voto or de voto
to be (well) within one's rightsestar en su derecho
you'd be well within your rights to refuse to cooperateestarías en tu derecho a negarte a cooperar
women's rightsderechos de la mujer
"all rights reserved"es propiedad, reservados todos los derechos
4. (= not left) → derecha f
reading from right to leftleyendo de derecha a izquierda
to keep to the right (Aut) → circular por la derecha
"keep to the right"manténgase a la derecha
our house is the second on the rightnuestra casa es la segunda a or de la derecha
on or to my righta mi derecha
5. (Pol) the rightla derecha
to be on or to the right of sth/sb (Pol) → estar a la derecha de algo/algn
he's further to the right than I ames más de derecha or (Sp) de derechas que yo
6. (= right turn) it's the next right after the lightses la próxima a la derecha después del semáforo
to take or make a rightgirar a la derecha
7. (Boxing) (= punch) → derechazo m; (= right hand) → derecha f
D. VT (= put straight) [+ crooked picture] → enderezar; (= correct) [+ mistake] → corregir; [+ injustice] → reparar; (= put right way up) [+ vehicle, person] → enderezar
he tried to right himself but the leg was brokenintentó ponerse de pie pero tenía la pierna rota
to right itself [vehicle] → enderezarse; [situation] → rectificarse
to right a wrongdeshacer un agravio, reparar un daño
E. CPD right angle Nángulo m recto
to be at right angles (to sth)estar en or formar ángulo recto (con algo)
right back N (Sport) (= player) → lateral mf derecho/a; (= position) → lateral m derecho
right half N (Sport) → medio m (volante) derecho
rights issue Nemisión f de acciones
right turn N to take or make a right turn (Aut) → girar a la derecha (Pol) → dar un giro a la derecha
right wing N (Pol) → derecha f
see also right-wing (Sport) (= position) → ala f derecha

right

[ˈraɪt]
adj
(not left)droit(e)
my right hand → ma main droite
(= correct) [answer, road, direction, address, number] → bon(bonne)
It isn't the right size → Ce n'est pas la bonne taille.
We're on the right train → Nous sommes dans le bon train.
the right answer → la bonne réponse
Is this the right road for Arles? → Est-ce que c'est bien la route pour aller à Arles?
to be right [person] → avoir raison
You were right! → Tu avais raison!
to be right to do sth → avoir raison de faire qch
to be right in doing sth → avoir raison de faire qch
is that right?
Your brother tells me you're shy. Is that right? → Ton frère me dit que tu es timide. C'est vrai?
You are French, is that right? → Vous êtes français, c'est (bien) ça?
Yes, that's right → Oui, c'est ça.
to get sth right [+ question] → donner la bonne réponse à qch; [+ answer] → trouver qch
let's get it right this time! → essayons de ne pas nous tromper cette fois-ci!
to put sth right [+ mistake, error, injustice] → réparer qch; [+ clock] → remettre qch à l'heure
to put things right (= correct others' mistakes) → redresser la situation
The new government is trying to put things right → Le nouveau gouvernement essaie de redresser la situation. (= make amends) → réparer ses torts
Give your fiance a chance to put things right → Donnez à votre fiancé une chance de réparer ses torts.
(= accurate) [time] → juste
Do you have the right time? → Est-ce que vous avez l'heure juste?
Are you sure that clock's right? → Vous êtes sûr que cette pendule est juste?
(= most suitable) [moment, choice] → bon(bonne); [equipment, clothes, word, person] → qui convient
Clare is obviously the right person for the job → Il est évident que Clare est la personne qui convient pour ce poste.
the right time
This is not the right time → Ce n'est pas le moment., Ce n'est pas le bon moment.
the right time for doing sth
This is not the right time for asking questions → Ce n'est pas le moment de poser des questions.
(= morally good) → bien inv
It's not right to behave like that → Ce n'est pas bien d'agir comme ça.
to do the right thing
I think you did the right thing → Je pense que tu as bien fait.
right and proper (= just) → juste, équitable
It seemed only right that someone else should be given a chance → Ça semblait juste de donner sa chance à quelqu'un d'autre.
(in normal or satisfactory condition)
I don't feel right today → Je ne me sens pas bien aujourd'hui.
There was something not quite right about him → Il y avait quelque chose qui n'allait pas chez lui., Il y avait quelque chose qui clochait chez lui.
Something is not quite right in the design of the car → Il y a quelque chose qui ne va pas dans la conception de la voiture., Il y a quelque chose qui cloche dans la conception de la voiture.
(= socially acceptable) the right people → les gens bien placés
She's good at meeting the right people → Elle sait rencontrer des gens bien placés.
(British) (= total) → sacré(e)
He made a right mess → Il a flanqué un sacré bazar.
n
(not left)droite f
to one's right
To her right was an orange tree → À sa droite se trouvait un oranger.
Turn to the right after the bridge → Tournez à droite après le pont.
on the right → à droite
Remember to drive on the right → N'oubliez pas de conduire à droite.
take the first right → prenez la première à droite
(POLITICS) the right → la droite
(= entitlement) → droit m
to have the right to do sth → avoir le droit de faire qch
You've got no right to do that → Vous n'avez pas le droit de faire ça.
every right
You have every right to be suspicious → Vous avez de bonnes raisons d'être suspicieux.
to be within one's rights → être dans son droit
to reserve the right to do sth → se réserver le droit de faire qch
by rights → en toute justice
in one's own right
She is a celebrity in her own right → Elle est elle-même célèbre.
(what is morally good)bien m
At least he knew right from wrong → Il savait au moins distinguer le bien du mal.
right and wrong → le bien et le mal
to be in the right → avoir raison
(in boxing)droite f
rights npl (COMMERCE, LAW)droits mpl
film rights → droits d'adaptation cinématographique
adv
(not on the left)à droite
Turn right at the traffic lights → Tournez à droite aux prochains feux.
right, left and centre (= everywhere) → dans tous les sens
(= correctly) → correctement
Am I pronouncing it right? → Est-ce que je prononce ça correctement?
(= properly) → comme il faut
It's important to do it right → Il est important de faire les choses comme il faut.
(= fairly) → bien
Treat him right and he'll be your friend forever → Traitez-le bien et il sera votre ami pour toujours.
(= exactly) → juste
The train arrived right on time → Le train est arrivé juste à l'heure.
right in the middle → en plein milieu
The car appeared right in the middle of the road → La voiture est apparue en plein milieu de la route.
right now (= at the moment) → en ce moment
Things must be difficult for you right now → Ça doit être difficile pour vous en ce moment. (= immediately) → tout de suite
Stop it right now! → Arrête tout de suite!
right away → tout de suite
I'll do it right away → Je vais le faire tout de suite.
right off (= immediately) → tout de suite
(= directly) → juste
It's right in front of you → Il est juste devant toi.
He sat staring right ahead → Il était assis et regardait droit devant lui.
Our hotel was right on the beach
BUT Notre hôtel donnait directement sur la plage.
right before → juste avant
right after → juste après
right against the wall → tout contre le mur
to go right to the end of sth → aller jusqu'au bout de qch
excl
(to attract sb's attention, to change subject)bon!
Right! Let's get started → Bon! On commence.
(accepting, agreeing)d'accord
"Can you call me back later?" - "Right." → "Tu peux me rappeler tout à l'heure?" - "D'accord."
right you are! → d'accord!
vt
(= return to upright position) → redresser
to right itself [ship, plane, car] → se redresser
(= redress) [+ situation] → redresser
to right a wrong → réparer une injusticeright angle nangle m droit
at right angles → à angle droit
at right angles to sth → à angle droit avec qchright-angled [ˌraɪtˈæŋgəld] adj [bend] → à angle droitright-angled triangle n (British)triangle m rectangleright-click [ˌraɪtˈklɪk]
vi (with mouse button)cliquer avec le bouton droit de la souris
to right-click on sth → cliquer sur qch avec le bouton droit de la souris
vt (with mouse button)faire un clic droit sur

right

adj
(= just, fair, morally good)richtig, recht (S Ger); it isn’t right to liees ist nicht richtig or recht zu lügen; he thought it right to warn meer hielt es für richtig, mich zu warnen; it seemed only right to give him the moneyes schien richtig, ihm das Geld zu geben; it’s only right (and proper)es ist nur recht und billig; it is only right to point out that …es ist nur recht und billig, wenn man darauf hinweist, dass …; to do the right thing by somebodysich jdm gegenüber anständig benehmen
(= true, correct) answer, solution, time, trainrichtig; to be right (person) → recht haben; (answer, solution) → richtig sein, stimmen; (clock) → richtig gehen; what’s the right time?wie viel Uhr ist es genau?; you’re quite rightSie haben ganz recht; how right you are! (inf)da haben Sie ganz recht; you were right to refuse or in refusingSie hatten recht, als Sie ablehnten; my guess was rightich habe richtig geraten; let’s get it right this time!mach es dieses Mal richtig; (in reporting facts etc) → sag es dieses Mal richtig; to put or set right (error)korrigieren; clockrichtig stellen; situationwieder in Ordnung bringen; I tried to put things right after their quarrelich versuchte, nach ihrem Streit wieder einzulenken; to put or set somebody right (= correct)jdn berichtigen
(= proper) clothes, documentrichtig; what’s the right thing to do in this case?was tut man da am besten?; to come at the right timezur rechten Zeit kommen; to do something the right wayetw richtig machen; that is the right way of looking at itdas ist die richtige Einstellung; the right man for the jobder rechte or richtige Mann für die Stelle; Mr/Miss Right (inf)der/die Richtige (inf); we will do what is right for the countrywir werden tun, was für das Land gut ist; to know the right peopledie richtigen Leute kennen
(= well) the medicine soon put or set him rightdie Medizin hat ihn schnell wiederhergestellt or wieder auf die Beine gebracht; I don’t feel quite right todayich fühle mich heute nicht ganz wohl; to be as right as rain (Brit) → kerngesund sein; (after accident) → keine Schramme abbekommen haben (inf); to put the engine rightden Motor reparieren; the plumber put things rightder Klempner brachte alles wieder in Ordnung; to be in one’s right mindklar bei Verstand sein; nobody in their right mind would …kein vernünftiger Mensch würde; who in their right mind would …?welcher vernünftige Mensch würde …?; he’s not right in the head (inf)bei ihm stimmts nicht im Oberstübchen (inf) ? all right
(phrases) right!, right oh! (Brit inf) right you are! (Brit inf) → gut, schön, okay (inf); right on! (esp US inf) → super! (sl); that’s right! (= correct, true)das stimmt!; that’s right, dear, put it on the tableschön, stell es bitte auf den Tisch; so they came in the end — is that right?und so kamen sie schließlichwirklich?; right enough!(das) stimmt!; it’s a right mess in there (Brit inf) → das ist vielleicht ein Durcheinander hier (inf); he’s a right fool! (Brit inf) → er ist wirklich doof (inf); you’re a right one (Brit inf) → du bist mir der Richtige (inf)
(= opposite of left)rechte(r, s); right handrechte Hand; I’d give my right hand to know the answerich würde was drum geben, wenn ich die Antwort wüsste (inf); on your right handrechter Hand, rechts
the right side of the materialdie rechte Seite (des Stoffes)
adv
(= straight, directly)direkt; (= exactly)genau; right in front/ahead of youdirekt or genau vor Ihnen; go right ongehen/fahren Sie geradeaus weiter; right away, right off (= immediately)sofort, schnurstracks (inf); right off (= at the first attempt)auf Anhieb (inf); right now (= at this very moment)in diesem Augenblick; (= immediately)sofort; right heregenau hier; right in the middlegenau or direkt in der/die Mitte; right at the beginninggleich am Anfang; I’ll be right with youich bin gleich da; it hit me right in the faceder Schlag traf mich genau or voll ins Gesicht
(= completely, all the way)ganz; right round the houseganz um das Haus herum; (inside) → durch das ganze Haus; right through (drive, go)mitten durch; rotten right throughdurch und durch verfault or (fig)verdorben
(= correctly)richtig; to guess rightrichtig raten; you did right to refusees war richtig (von Ihnen) abzulehnen; if everything goes rightwenn alles klappt (inf); nothing goes right for themnichts klappt bei ihnen (inf), → bei ihnen läuft alles schief (inf); if I get you right (inf)wenn ich Sie (da) richtig verstehe; I’ll see you right (inf)ich werde aufpassen, dass Sie nicht zu kurz kommen (inf) ? serve
(old, dial, = very) → sehr; (Brit) the Right Honourable John Smith MPder Abgeordnete John Smith
(= opposite of left)rechts; it is right of the bridgees ist rechts von der Brücke; turn rightbiegen Sie rechts ab; right, left and centre (Brit) or center (US) (= everywhere)überall; to be cheated right, left and centre or right and left (inf)von vorne bis hinten betrogen werden (inf); to owe money right, left and centre (Brit) or center (US inf) → bei Gott und der Welt Schulden haben (inf)
n
no pl (moral, legal) → Recht nt; he doesn’t know right from wronger kann Recht und Unrecht nicht auseinanderhalten; I want to know the rights and wrongs of it firstich möchte erst beide Seiten kennenlernen; to be in the rightim Recht sein
(= entitlement)Recht nt; (to sth) → (An)recht nt, → Anspruch m; (to have) a right to somethingein (An)recht or einen Anspruch auf etw (acc)(haben); to have a or the right to do somethingein or das Recht haben, etw zu tun; what right have you to say that?mit welchem Recht sagen Sie das?; by what right?mit welchem Recht?; he is within his rightsdas ist sein gutes Recht; by rightsrechtmäßig, von Rechts wegen; in one’s own rightselber, selbst; the divine right (of kings)das Gottesgnadentum ? civil rights
rights pl (Comm) → Rechte pl; to have the (sole) rights to somethingdie (alleinigen) Rechte an etw (dat)haben
to put or set something to rightsetw (wieder) in Ordnung bringen; to put things or the world to rightsdie Welt verbessern; to have somebody bang or dead to rights (esp liter: = have evidence against sb) → jdn festgenagelt haben (inf); (inf) (= understand sb well)jdn genau kennen; (= describe sb well)jdn genau so beschreiben, wie er/sie ist
(= not left)rechte Seite; to drive on the rightrechts fahren; to keep to the rightsich rechts halten, rechts bleiben; on my rightrechts (von mir); on or to the right of the churchrechts von der Kirche; the Right (Pol) → die Rechte; those to the right of him (Pol) → diejenigen, die weiter rechts stehen als er
vt
(= return to upright position)aufrichten
(= make amends for) wrongwiedergutmachen
the problem should right itself (fig)das Problem müsste sich von selbst lösen

right

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rightabout
n (Mil) → Kehrtwendung f
right-aligned
adj (Typ) → rechtsbündig
right angle
nrechter Winkel; at rights (to)rechtwinklig (zu)
right-angled
adjrechtwinklig
right-angled triangle
right-click (Comput)
virechts klicken
vtrechts klicken auf (+acc)

right

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right-hand
adj right driverechtsgesteuert; right siderechte Seite
right-handed
adj personrechtshändig; punch, throw alsomit der rechten Hand
right-hander
n (= punch)Rechte f; (= person)Rechtshänder(in) m(f)
right-hand man
nrechte Hand

right

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right-minded
adjvernünftig
right-of-centre, (US) right-of-center
adj (Pol) → Mitte-rechts-; right politicianMitte-rechts-Politiker(in) m(f)
right of way
n (across property) → Durchgangsrecht nt; (Mot: = priority) → Vorfahrt (→ srecht nt) f; it’s his right (Mot) he has the right (Mot) → er hat Vorfahrt

right

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rightsizing
n (Comm) → Rightsizing nt
right-thinking
adjvernünftig
right-to-lifer
n (US) → Abtreibungsgegner(in) m(f)
right triangle
right wing
n
(Pol) → rechter Flügel
the right (Ftbl, Hockey etc) → der rechte Flügel; he’s the righter ist (der) Rechtsaußen
right-wing
adj (Pol) government, partyrechtsgerichtet, rechtsorientiert; politics, ideasrechtsgerichtet, rechtslastig (pej); right extremistRechtsextremist(in) m(f); right extremismRechtsextremismus m
right-winger
n (Sport) → Rechtsaußen m; (Pol) → Rechte(r) mf

right

[raɪt]
1. adj
a. (morally good) → retto/a, onesto/a; (just) → giusto/a
it's not right to leave children alone in a house → non è ammissibile lasciare i bambini da soli a casa
it's not right! → non è giusto!
it is only right that ... → è più che giusto che...
to do what is right → fare ciò che si crede giusto
I thought it right to warn him → mi è sembrato giusto avvertirlo
b. (suitable, person, clothes, time) → adatto/a, appropriato/a
to choose the right moment for sth/to do sth → scegliere il momento giusto or adatto per qc/per fare qc
that's the right attitude! → così va bene!
to say the right thing → dire la cosa giusta
you did the right thing → hai fatto bene
what's the right thing to do? → qual è la cosa migliore da farsi?
to know the right people → conoscere la gente giusta
c. (correct, answer, solution) → giusto/a, esatto/a, corretto/a; (size) → giusto/a
right first time! → hai azzeccato al primo colpo!
to get sth right → far giusto qc
I got every question right → ho risposto esattamente a tutte le domande
let's get it right this time! → cerchiamo di farlo bene stavolta!
to get one's facts right → sapere di che cosa si parla
get your facts right! → non parlare se non sei sicuro di quello che dici!
(yes,) that's right → sì, esatto
the right road → la strada buona
the right time → l'ora esatta
to get on the right side of sb (fig) → entrare nelle grazie di qn
to put a clock right → rimettere (all'ora esatta) un orologio
to put a mistake right (Brit) → correggere un errore
right you are! or right-oh! (fam) → va bene!
d. to be right (person) → aver ragione; (answer, behaviour) → essere giusto/a or corretto/a
you're quite right or (fam) you're dead right → hai proprio or perfettamente ragione
you were right to come to me → hai fatto bene a venire da me
e. (well, in order) to be/feel as right as rainessere/sentirsi completamente ristabilito/a
he is not quite right in the head → gli manca una rotella
I don't feel quite right → non mi sento del tutto a posto
all's right with the world → tutto va bene
the stereo still isn't right → lo stereo ha ancora qualcosa che non va
f. (not left) → destro/a
I'd give my right arm to know ... → darei un occhio per sapere...
g. (Math) (angle) → retto/a
h. (fam) (intensive) a right idiotun perfetto idiota
2. adv
a. (directly, exactly) right now (at this moment) → in questo momento, proprio adesso; (immediately) → subito
right away → subito
right off → subito (at the first attempt) → al primo colpo
right here → proprio qui
she (just) went right on talking → ha continuato a parlare lo stesso
right against the wall → proprio contro il muro
right ahead → sempre diritto, proprio davanti
right behind/in front of → proprio dietro/davanti a
right before/after → subito prima/dopo
right in the middle → proprio nel (bel) mezzo (of target) → in pieno centro
right round sth → tutt'intorno a qc
right at the end → proprio alla fine
b. (completely) → completamente
to go right back to the beginning of sth → ricominciare qc da capo
to go right to the end of sth → andare fino in fondo a qc
to push sth right in → spingere qc fino in fondo
to read a book right through → leggere un libro dall'inizio alla fine
c. (correctly) → giusto, bene; (well) → bene
if I remember right → se mi ricordo bene
if everything goes right → se tutto va bene
d. (properly, fairly) → giustamente, con giustizia
to treat sb right → trattare qn in modo giusto
you did right not to go → hai fatto bene a non andarci
e. (not left) → a destra
right, left and centre (fig) → da tutte le parti
f. right, who's next?bene, chi è il prossimo?
right then, let's begin! → (va) bene allora, cominciamo!
g. all right!va bene!, d'accordo!; (that's enough) → va bene!
it's all right (don't worry) → va (tutto) bene
it's all right for you! → già, facile per te!
is it all right for me to go at 4? → va bene se me ne vado alle 4?
I'm/I feel all right now → adesso sto/mi sento bene
3. n
a. right and wrongil bene e il male
to be in the right → essere nel giusto
to know right from wrong → distinguere il bene dal male
I want to know the rights and wrongs of it → voglio sapere chi ha ragione e chi ha torto
two wrongs don't make a right → due errori non ammontano a una cosa giusta
b. (claim, authority) → diritto
film rights → diritti mpl di riproduzione cinematografica
to have a right to sth → aver diritto a qc
you have a right to your own opinions → è tuo diritto pensarla come vuoi
the right to be/say/do sth → il diritto di essere/dire/fare qc
what right have you got to ...? → che diritto hai di...?
by rights → di diritto
to be within one's rights → avere tutti i diritti
to own sth in one's own right → possedere qc per conto proprio
she's a good actress in her own right → è una brava attrice anche per conto suo
c. (not left) → destra (Boxing) (punch) → destro
the Right (Pol) → la destra
to the right (of) → sul lato destro (di)
on the right (of) → a destra (di)
d. to set or put to rightsmettere a posto
4. vt (correct, balance) → ristabilire; (wrong, injustice) → riparare a; (vehicle, vessel) → raddrizzare
to right itself (vehicle, vessel) → raddrizzarsi (situation) → risolversi da solo or da sé
5. exclbene!

right

(rait) adjective
1. on or related to the side of the body which in most people has the more skilful hand, or to the side of a person or thing which is toward the east when that person or thing is facing north (opposite to left). When I'm writing, I hold my pen in my right hand.
2. correct. Put that book back in the right place; Is that the right answer to the question?
3. morally correct; good. It's not right to let thieves keep what they have stolen.
4. suitable; appropriate. He's not the right man for this job; When would be the right time to ask him?
noun
1. something a person is, or ought to be, allowed to have, do etc. Everyone has the right to a fair trial; You must fight for your rights; You have no right to say that.
2. that which is correct or good. Who's in the right in this argument?
3. the right side, part or direction. Turn to the right; Take the second road on the right.
4. in politics, the people, group, party or parties holding the more traditional beliefs etc.
adverb
1. exactly. He was standing right here.
2. immediately. I'll go right after lunch; I'll come right down.
3. close. He was standing right beside me.
4. completely; all the way. The bullet went right through his arm.
5. to the right. Turn right.
6. correctly. Have I done that right?; I don't think this sum is going to turn out right.
verb
1. to bring back to the correct, usually upright, position. The boat tipped over, but righted itself again.
2. to put an end to and make up for something wrong that has been done. He's like a medieval knight, going about the country looking for wrongs to right.
interjection
I understand; I'll do what you say etc. `I want you to type some letters for me.' `Right, I'll do them now.'
righteous (ˈraitʃəs) adjective
1. (of anger etc) justifiable. righteous indignation.
2. living a good moral life. a righteous man.
3. good; morally right. a righteous action.
ˈrighteously adverb
ˈrighteousness noun
ˈrightful adjective
proper; correct; that ought to be or has a right to be something. He is the rightful king of this country.
ˈrightfully adverb
It rightfully belongs to me, although she has it at the moment.
ˈrightly adverb
1. justly, justifiably; it is right, good or just that (something is the case). He was punished for his stupidity and rightly: Rightly or wrongly she refused to speak to him.
2. correctly; accurately. They rightly assumed that he would refuse to help.
ˈrightness noun
the state of being good or morally correct. They believe in the rightness of their cause.
righto, right-oh (raitˈou) interjection
right. Right-oh! I'll come now.
rights noun plural
the legal right given in return for a sum of money to produce eg a film from a book. He has sold the film rights of his new book to an American company.
right angle
an angle of ninety degrees, like any of the four angles in a square.
ˈright-angled adjective
having a right angle. a right-angled triangle.
ˈright-hand adjective
1. at the right; to the right of something else. the top right-hand drawer of my desk.
2. towards the right. a right-hand bend in the road.
ˌright-ˈhanded adjective
(of people) using the right hand more easily than the left, eg for writing. The majority of people are right-handed.
right wing
the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions. He's on the right wing of the Labour Party.
adjective
(ˌright-ˈwing) (having opinions which are) of this sort.
ˌright-ˈwinger noun
by right(s)
rightfully. By rights, I ought to be in charge of this department.
get/keep on the right side of
to make (someone) feel, or continue to feel, friendly or kind towards oneself. If you want a pay rise, you'd better get on the right side of the boss.
get right
to understand, do, say etc (something) correctly. Did I get the answer right?
go right
to happen as expected, wanted or intended; to be successful or without problems. Nothing ever goes right for him.
not in one's right mind, not (quite) right in the head
(slightly) mad. He can't be in his right mind – making incredible suggestions like that!
put right
1. to repair; to remove faults etc in (something). There is something wrong with this kettle – can you put it right?
2. to put an end to or change (something that is wrong). You've made a mistake in that sum – you'd better put it right.
3. to put (a watch, clock etc) to the correct time.
4. to correct (someone who has made a mistake). I thought the meeting was at 2.30, but he put me right.
5. to make healthy again. That medicine will soon put you right.
put/set to rights
to put back into the correct order, state etc. The room was in a dreadful mess, and it took us the whole day to set it to rights.
right away
immediately; at once.
right-hand man
a person's most trusted and useful assistant.
right now
immediately.
right of way
1. the right of the public to use a path that goes across private property.
2. (ˌright-of-ˈway – plural ˈrights-of-ˈway) a road or path over private land, along which the public have a right to walk.
3. the right of one car etc to move first eg when crossing a cross-roads, or going round a roundabout. It was your fault that our cars crashed – I had right of way.
serve right
to be the punishment deserved by. If you fall and hurt yourself, it'll serve you right for climbing up there when I told you not to.

right

حَقّ, صَحِيح, عَلَى حَقّ, يـَمِيـن právo, pravý, správně, správný højre, ret, rigtig, rigtigt direkt, Recht, rechts, richtig δεξιός, δικαίωμα, ορθός, σωστά bien, correctamente, correcto, derecha, derecho oikea, oikeanpuoleinen, oikein, oikeus bien, droit, droite, vrai desni, ispravan, ispravno corretto, destro, diritto, proprio 右の, 権利, 正しい, 正しく 권리, 오른쪽의, 옳게, 정확한 goed, juist, rechts høyre, rettighet, riktig dobrze, prawidłowy, prawo, prawy certo, correto, direito правильно, правильный, право, правый höger, rätt, rättighet ถูกต้อง, ทางขวา, สิทธิ, อย่างถูกต้อง doğru, doğru olarak, hak, sağ đúng, phải, quyền 右边的, 正当地, 正确, 正确的

right

n. justicia; derecho; a. derecho-a, rel. a la parte derecha del cuerpo; recto-a, correcto-a;
___ -handeddiestro-a, que usa con preferencia la mano derecha;
on the ___ sideal costado o lado derecho; [health] sano-a;
the ___ medicationla medicina necesaria;
the ___ treatmentel tratamiento adecuado; [in a problem];
taking the ___ directionla solución indicada;
everything is all ___todo está bien;
___ or wrongcon o sin razón;
adv. bien, correctamente;
It is going all ___Todo sigue bien;
___ hereaquí mismo.

right

adj derecho; n (right-hand side) derecha; (legal, moral) derecho right-handed adj diestro (form), que escribe con la mano derecha; Are you right-handed or left-handed?..¿Escribe Ud. con la mano derecha o la izquierda?
References in classic literature ?
It's all right, dear, and a very pretty idea, quite sensible too, for no one can ever mistake now.
continue [left and right arrow] stay [left and right arrow] stop
right arrow] The Bill of Rights is based in part on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason in 1776, the English Bill of Rights and England's Magna Carta, and France's Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Some of the chapters discuss the legal basis for health and human rights and these will be particularly useful to those who are not familiar with the issues.
In fact, a genuinely libertarian jurisprudence would, in the words of the legal scholar Randy Barnett, "requir[e] the state to justify its statute, whatever the status of the right at issue.
Because in recent history, courts (and various heads of the Justice Department) have reversed themselves in their interpretation of the Second Amendment, first deciding that it was an individual right and then deciding that it was a "collective" or state's right, and then back again, the Office of Legal Counsel examined the "Amendment's text, as commonly understood at the time of its adoption and interpreted in light of other provisions of the Constitution and the Amendment's historical antecedents, to discern its proper meaning.
After outlining his secular approach to rights, Dershowitz then applies his theory to real-life issues involving disputes over rights applications: the right to life, church-state separation, animal rights, and others.
My right to have fulfilled those promises made to me is not absolute, because your duty to keep your promises is not absolute.
As Sunstein recognizes, the real question isn't about the desirability of satisfying basic human needs; it's about whether we should guarantee government assistance in satisfying these needs by making them into a right, constitutional or otherwise.
These rights are not strictly political, as the UDHR mentions: "The right to work, to protection against unemployment, and to join trade unions; the right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being; the right to education; and the right to rest and leisure.
The warnings are designed in part to safeguard the right against compelled self-incrimination by ensuring custodial subjects that, if they choose to waive the right to silence, they will not have to face the government alone; they may have the assistance of counsel during interrogation.