- 1morally good, justified, or acceptable
- 2true or correct as a fact
- 3on, towards, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing that is to the east when the person or thing is facing north
Using right: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "right" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
It's not right to lie.
You are right, the answer is 42.
Turn right at the traffic light.
I have a right to my own opinion.
He tried to right the wrongs he had done.
right Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using right
I can't seem to get this math problem right.
Everyone has a right to a fair trial.
She was in the right to ask for a refund.
Phrases with right
I'll do it right away.
A: I think we should go for it. B: Right on!
The company is laying off people right and left.
Origins of right
from Old English 'riht', meaning 'just, good, fair'
Summary: right in Brief
The term 'right' [raɪt] has multiple meanings, including morally good or justified, true or correct, and directional. It can be used as an adjective, adverb, noun, or verb. Examples include 'It's not right to lie,' 'You are right, the answer is 42,' and 'Turn right at the traffic light.' Phrases like 'right away' and idioms like 'get something right' add nuance to the term, while 'have a right to something' and 'in the right' emphasize entitlement and justice.