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[n] a turn to the right; "take a right at the corner"
[n] the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
[n] anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] the conservative faction of a political party
[n] 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"
[n] (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights"
[adv] (Southern regional intensive) very; "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"
[adv] (informal) exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
[adv] immediately; "she called right after dinner"
[adv] an interjection expressing agreement
[adv] in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
[adv] in a correct manner; "he guessed right"
[adv] precisely, exactly; "stand right here!"
[adv] completely; "she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
[adv] in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him"
[adv] toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
[adj] appropriate for a condition or occasion; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
[adj] 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"
[adj] correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
[adj] 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"
[adj] (geometry) having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle"
[adj] on the right-hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; "the starboard side"
[adj] socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
[adj] in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
[adj] of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
[adj] 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"
[adj] in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"
[adj] in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now"; "put things right"
[v] make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
[v] regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again"
[v] put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
[v] make reparations or amends for; "right a wrong"

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