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Definition of "right" [right]

  • Conforming with or conformable to justice, law, or morality: do the right thing and confess. (adjective)
  • In accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct: the right answer. (adjective)
  • Fitting, proper, or appropriate: It is not right to leave the party without saying goodbye. (adjective)
  • Most favorable, desirable, or convenient: the right time to act. (adjective)
  • In or into a satisfactory state or condition: put things right. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "right" in a sentence
  • "That\'s four wrongs in once sentence, and four wrongs don\'t make a right -- unless you\'re talking about \ "right\" - wing bias."
  • "My father used to say that if you waited for people to do the right thing for the * right* reason you'd wait forever."
  • "As such, its first amendment right to say whatever it likes ought to be protected, but not its \ "right\" to call itself \ "news\"."