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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.
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.
1. That which is just, moral, or proper.
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.
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.
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
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.
To regain an upright or proper position.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
"Who should it be," said the barber, "but the famous Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of injustice, the righter of wrongs, the protector of damsels, the terror of giants, and the winner of battles?"
"As a solver of mysteries and a righter of historical wrongs, I live for this stuff," Zax said.
Railways dominated the proceedings of the match from the start and earned a straight win for the delight of a handful crowd which cheered lively moves of righter sides.
Noting Simone Burns' work with refugees around the world, Judge Wood added: "You are a woman, not just of good character but a positive and impeccable character -- a righter of wrongs.
Interestingly, (http://room.eu.com/news/the-moon-is-a-mini-earth-suggests-new-research) new research from planetary scientist Kevin Righter of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division (ARES) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas suggested that the Moon may be more like the Earth's mini version instead of a combination of sorts.
The findings of the recent research have been published in the journal Science Advances by Kevin Righter of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division (ARES) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Neff RA, Edwards D, Palmer A, Ramsing R, Righter A, Wolfson J.
'This outcome has gladdened my heart and further strengthened my belief in this country and as well as my faith in Almighty Allah, who is the righter of all wrongs.
Najjar stressed that the opportunity exists for Jordan to attract foreign investment in this industry thanks to legislation and regulatory frameworks that addressed obstacles placed by the laws of some regional countries in addition to the fact the EU introduced righter controls on this industry pushing investments to the Middle East, specifically Jordan.
Righter of Grenloch, New Jersey has been honored as a VIP for 2016 by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide for her outstanding achievements and high level of success in the field of education.
Personal desire's destroying her reputation, a self-declared Leftie embracing Right and Righter's support for the First Minister's job when it's only to spite Labour's Carwyn Jones.