right Definition

  • 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!

  • Example

    It's not right to lie.

  • Example

    You are right, the answer is 42.

  • Example

    Turn right at the traffic light.

  • Example

    I have a right to my own opinion.

  • Example

    He tried to right the wrongs he had done.

right Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using right

  • to do something correctly or accurately


    I can't seem to get this math problem right.

  • to be entitled to something; to have a just claim to something


    Everyone has a right to a fair trial.

  • having justice or truth on one's side; correct or justified


    She was in the right to ask for a refund.

Phrases with right

  • immediately; without delay


    I'll do it right away.

  • an expression of encouragement or agreement


    A: I think we should go for it. B: Right on!

  • right and left

    everywhere; in all directions


    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.

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