Meaning of RIGHT in English


I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English riht; akin to Old High German reht ~, Latin rectus straight, ~, regere to lead straight, direct, rule, rogare to ask, Greek oregein to stretch out Date: before 12th century ~eous , up~ , being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper , conforming to facts or truth ; correct , suitable , appropriate , straight , genuine , real , 7. of, relating to, situated on, or being the side of the body which is away from the side on which the heart is mostly located, located nearer to the ~ hand than to the left, located to the ~ of an observer facing the object specified or directed as the ~ arm would point when raised out to the side, d. located on the ~ of an observer facing in the same direction as the object specified , located on the ~ when facing downstream , done with the ~ hand , having the axis perpendicular to the base , of, relating to, or constituting the principal or more prominent side of an object , acting or judging in accordance with truth or fact , 11. being in good physical or mental health or order , being in a correct or proper state , most favorable or desired ; preferable , of, adhering to, or constituted by the Right especially in politics, see: correct ~ness noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English riht, from riht, adjective Date: before 12th century qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval, something to which one has a just claim: as, the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled , b. the interest that one has in a piece of property, the property interest possessed under law or custom and agreement in an intangible thing especially of a literary and artistic nature , something that one may properly claim as due , the cause of truth or justice, 5. ~ hand 1a, the location or direction of the ~ side , the part on the ~ side, ~ field , a turn to the ~ , 6. the true account or correct interpretation, the quality or state of being factually correct, 7. often capitalized the part of a legislative chamber located to the ~ of the presiding officer, the members of a continental European legislative body occupying the ~ as a result of holding more conservative political views than other members, 8. individuals professing support of the established order and favoring traditional attitudes and practices and conservative governmental policies, a conservative position, 9. a privilege given stockholders to subscribe pro rata to a new issue of securities generally below market price, the negotiable certificate evidencing such privilege, ~most adjective III. adverb Date: before 12th century according to ~ , in the exact location, position, or moment ; precisely , in a suitable, proper, or desired manner , in a direct line, course, or manner ; directly , straight , according to fact or truth ; truly , 6. all the way , in a complete manner , without delay ; immediately , to a great degree ; very , on or to the ~ , IV. verb Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to do justice to ; redress the injuries of , justify , vindicate , avenge , 3. to adjust or restore to the proper state or condition , to bring or restore to an up~ position , intransitive verb to become up~, ~er noun

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