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1right/ˈraɪt/adjective
1right
/ˈraɪt/
adjective
Learner's definition of RIGHT  
usually not used before a noun  : morally or socially correct or acceptable
— opposite wrong
: agreeing with the facts or truth : accurate or correct
— opposite wrong
   b  not used before a noun  : speaking, acting, or judging in a way that agrees with the facts or truth — often + about — often followed by to + verb
— opposite wrong
   c  — used in speech to ask if a statement is correct or to say that a statement is correct
   d  — used in speech to say you understand and accept what someone has said
   e  — used for emphasis at the beginning of a statement
   f  — used in speech to express disbelief
: suitable or appropriate for a particular purpose, situation, or person
— opposite wrongsee also mr. right
: in a normal or healthy state or condition
   b  not used before a noun  : in a proper state or condition
always used before a noun 
: located on the side of your body that is away from your heart
   b  : done with your right hand
   c  : located nearer to the right side of your body than to the left
— opposite left
US  — used to refer to the side of something that is meant to be on top, in front, or on the outside
— opposite wrong
always used before a nounBritish, informal  : complete or total — used for emphasis

(as) right as rain

informal
: in excellent health or condition

get off on the right foot

— see 1foot

give your right arm

— see 1give

push the right buttons

— see 1button
— see also all right

— rightness

noun,[noncount]
2right/ˈraɪt/adverb
2right
/ˈraɪt/
adverb
Learner's definition of RIGHT  
: in the exact location, position, or moment that is mentioned
: in a direct course or manner
: in a way that agrees with the facts or truth : correctly
— opposite wrong
: in a suitable, proper, or desired way
— opposite wrong
: all the way
: without delay : very soon or immediately
: toward the right
   b  : towards the political right
   c  US  : using the right hand
— opposite left
: in a complete manner

play your cards right

— see 1card

right and left

or Britishright, left, and centre
: in a very quick and uncontrolled way : in all directions

right away

alsoright off
: without delay or hesitation : immediately

right now

: in the next moment : immediately
: at the present time

serve someone right

— see 1serve
3right/ˈraɪt/noun
pluralrights
3right
/ˈraɪt/
noun
pluralrights
Learner's definition of RIGHT  
: behavior that is morally good or correct
[noncount]
[count]
— opposite wrong
[count]  : something that a person is or should be morally or legally allowed to have, get, or do — often followed by to + verb — often + of
rights [plural]  : the legal authority to reproduce, publish, broadcast, or sell something — often + to
— see also copyright
[noncount]  : a location closer to the right side of your body than to the left : the right side — often used with on — often used with to
   b  [count]  : a turn or movement toward the right
[count]  : a punch made with the right hand
the Right  : political groups who favor traditional attitudes and practices and conservative policies
   b  the right  : the position of people who support the beliefs and policies of the political Right
— compare leftsee also the far right at 2far

by right

: according to what is legally or morally correct

by rights

alsoby all rights
: according to what is proper and reasonable

dead to rights

US
or Britishbang to rights
: with proof that you are guilty
sports  : with no chance of winning or succeeding

in its own right

: because of its own special qualities and not because of a connection with something else

in the right

: in the position or situation of being right

in your own right

: because of your own efforts, talent, etc., and not because of your connection with someone else

might makes right

— see 2might

of right

formal
: according to what is legally or morally correct

put/set (something) to rights

: to put (something) back into the normal or proper condition

two wrongs don't make a right

— see 3wrong
4right/ˈraɪt/verb
rightsrightedrighting
4right
/ˈraɪt/
verb
rightsrightedrighting
Learner's definition of RIGHT  
[+ object]
: to make (something) right : to correct (something wrong or unjust)
: to return (something) to a proper state or condition
: to put (something or someone) back in an upright position
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