right wing

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right wing

n.
1. The conservative or reactionary faction of a group.
2. See right.

right′-wing′ adj.
right′-wing′er n.

right wing

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) the conservative faction of an assembly, party, etc
2. (Military) the part of an army or field of battle on the right from the point of view of one facing the enemy
3. (General Sporting Terms)
a. the right-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of a team facing its opponent's goal
b. a player positioned in this area in any of various games
c. the position occupied by such a player
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, belonging to, or relating to the right wing
ˈright-ˈwinger n

right′ wing′


n.
the conservative or reactionary element in a political party or other organization.
[1930–35]
right′-wing′, adj.
right′-wing′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.right wing - 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
Translations
الجَناح الأيْمَنيَميني الأفْكار
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højrefløjhøjreorienteret
hægriarms-hægrisinnaîur
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right wing

n the right wing (Pol) → la destra (Sport, Mil) (position, person) → l'ala 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.
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