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right-hand

(rīt′hănd′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or located on the right.
2. Relating to, designed for, or done with the right hand.
3. Most helpful or reliable: my right-hand assistant.

right-hand

adj (prenominal)
1. of, relating to, located on, or moving towards the right: a right-hand bend; this car has right-hand drive.
2. for use by the right hand; right-handed
3. right-hand man one's most valuable assistant or supporter

right′ hand′


n.
1. the hand on a person's right side.
2. the right side.
3. a position of honor or special trust.
4. a very valuable person.

right′-hand′



adj.
1. located on the right.
3. being of great assistance: my right-hand man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.right-hand - located on or directed toward the right; "a right-hand turn"
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"
2.right-hand - 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"
3.right-hand - most helpful and reliable; "my right-hand man"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
Translations

right-hand

[ˈraɪthænd]
A. ADJderecho
right-hand sidederecha f
right-hand turn (Aut) → giro m a la derecha
B. CPD right-hand drive N (Aut) → conducción f por la derecha
right-hand man N (= personal aide) → brazo m derecho

right-hand

[ˈraɪtˌhænd] adj (side) → destro/a
right-hand drive (Aut) → guida a destra

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-hand

عَنِ اليَمِيـن pravý højre rechts δεξιόχειρας a mano derecha oikeanpuoleinen droit s desne strane destro 右側の 오른쪽의 rechter- høyre prawostronny do lado direito правосторонний höger ด้านขวามือ sağ kol ở bên tay phải 右边的
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said John, and took the bridle and gently turned me round to the right-hand road by the river side.
With an expressive little cough, and with one steady look at her master, the housekeeper conceded the point, and took her seat against the right-hand door-post.
Several times I essayed the right-hand entrance only to turn back as though warned by some strange intuitive sense that this was not the way.
That night I left this case in my room, locked, and the key in my waistcoat pocket; in the right-hand side-pocket of my overcoat I carried my Deane and Adams, loaded in every chamber; also my right hand, as innocently as you could wish.
It is much against my will," said Robin Hood, "ne'ertheless, if thou dost wish it, get thee gone, but bear thyself seemingly, Little John, for thou art mine own right-hand man and I could ill bear to have harm befall thee.
It was noticeable that his right hand slipped open a few inches the right-hand drawer of his desk.
Then, as soon as he recovered his breath a little, he shook the snow out of his boots and out of his left-hand glove (the right-hand glove was hopelessly lost and by this time probably lying somewhere under a dozen inches of snow); then as was his custom when going out of his shop to buy grain from the peasants, he pulled his girdle low down and tightened it and prepared for action.
There are 165 thousand right-hand drive cars in Kyrgyzstan, according to the plenary session of the Parliament on December 25.
I read a comment in the July issue and wanted to comment on the reason for the right-hand twist of rifling.
It was my own grandmother who, patiently taught me, so I now find it easy to knit, starting with the stitches on the right-hand needle and knit on the left.
Play the actual melody as I sing the right-hand melodic structure"; alternatively, or in addition, the student can sing the melodic structure as he plays.
The Americans call it self-gifting and not surprisingly the term right-hand rings also originated Stateside.