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Right (r&ī;t), a. [OE. right, riht, AS. riht; akin to D. regt, OS. & OHG. reht, G. recht, Dan. ret, Sw. r&ä;tt, Icel. rëttr, Goth. raíhts, L. rectus, p. p. of regere to guide, rule; cf. Skr. &rsdot_;ju straight, right. √115. Cf. Adroit,Alert, Correct, Dress, Regular, Rector, Recto, Rectum, Regent, Region, Realm, Rich, Royal, Rule.] 1. Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line.Right as any line.” Chaucer
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2. Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.
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3. Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice and equity; not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true.
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That which is conformable to the Supreme Rule is absolutely right, and is called right simply without relation to a special end. Whately.
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2. Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.
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5. Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.His right wife.” Chaucer.
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In this battle, . . . the Britons never more plainly manifested themselves to be right barbarians. Milton.
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6. According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith.
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You are right, Justice, and you weigh this well. Shak.
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If there be no prospect beyond the grave, the inference is . . . right, “Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.” Locke.
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7. Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
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The lady has been disappointed on the right side. Spectator.
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8. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is usually stronger than on the other side; -- opposed to left when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower animals.
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Became the sovereign's favorite, his right hand. Longfellow.
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&hand_; In designating the banks of a river, right and left are used always with reference to the position of one who is facing in the direction of the current's flow.
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9. Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
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10. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.
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At right angles, so as to form a right angle or right angles, as when one line crosses another perpendicularly. -- Right and left, in both or all directions. [Colloq.] -- Right and left coupling (Pipe fitting), a coupling the opposite ends of which are tapped for a right-handed screw and a left-handed screw, respectivelly. -- Right angle. (a) The angle formed by one line meeting another perpendicularly, as the angles ABD, DBC. (b) (Spherics) A spherical angle included between the axes of two great circles whose planes are perpendicular to each other. -- Right ascension. See under Ascension. -- Right Center (Politics), those members belonging to the Center in a legislative assembly who have sympathies with the Right on political questions. See Center, n., 5. -- Right cone, Right cylinder, Right prism, Right pyramid (Geom.), a cone, cylinder, prism, or pyramid, the axis of which is perpendicular to the base. -- Right line. See under Line. -- Right sailing (Naut.), sailing on one of the four cardinal points, so as to alter a ship's latitude or its longitude, but not both. Ham. Nav. Encyc. -- Right sphere (Astron. & Geol.), a sphere in such a position that the equator cuts the horizon at right angles; in spherical projections, that position of the sphere in which the primitive plane coincides with the plane of the equator.
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&hand_; Right is used elliptically for it is right, what you say is right, true.
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Right,” cries his lordship. Pope.
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Syn. -- Straight; direct; perpendicular; upright; lawful; rightful; true; correct; just; equitable; proper; suitable; becoming.
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Right, adv. 1. In a right manner.
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2. In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide.
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Unto Dian's temple goeth she right. Chaucer.
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Let thine eyes look right on. Prov. iv. 25.
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Right across its track there lay,
Down in the water, a long reef of gold.
Tennyson.
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3. Exactly; just. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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Came he right now to sing a raven's note? Shak.
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4. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.
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5. According to any rule of art; correctly.
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You with strict discipline instructed right. Roscommon.
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6. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.Right at mine own cost.” Chaucer.
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Right as it were a steed of Lumbardye. Chaucer.
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His wounds so smarted that he slept right naught. Fairfax.
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7. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.He was not right fat”. Chaucer.
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For which I should be right sorry. Tyndale.
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[I] return those duties back as are right fit. Shak.
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&hand_; In this sense now chiefly prefixed to titles; as, right honorable; right reverend.
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Right honorable, a title given in England to peers and peeresses, to the eldest sons and all daughters of such peers as have rank above viscounts, and to all privy councilors; also, to certain civic officers, as the lord mayor of London, of York, and of Dublin.
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&hand_; Right is used in composition with other adverbs, as upright, downright, forthright, etc.
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Right along, without cessation; continuously; as, to work right along for several hours. [Colloq. U.S.] -- Right away, or Right off, at once; straightway; without delay. [Colloq. U.S.]We will . . . shut ourselves up in the office and do the work right off.” D. Webster.
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Right (?), n. [AS. right. See Right, a.] 1. That which is right or correct. Specifically: (a) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong. (b) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to