right

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right is part of the Basic English 850.
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right is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
right

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
right

Comparative
righter

Superlative
rightest

Positive
right

Comparative
more right

Superlative
most right

  1. When something is right, it is correct.
    You did the right thing.

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Noun[change]

Singular
right

Plural
rights

It is to the right of the box
People raising their right hands
  1. When something is to the right of a location, it means the direction 90º clockwise.
    He takes a right at the library.
    She made a right turn on Oak Street.
  2. When you have the right for something, it means that it is an activity allowed by status.
    You have the right to remain silent.
    Administrators on Wiktionary have the right to block users from editing.
  3. An action that is moral.
    Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
right

Third-person singular
rights

Past tense
righted

Past participle
righted

Present participle
righting

  1. When you turn something right, you turn it the right-side-up.
    He righted the boat.
  2. When you make something right, you correct it.
    He tried to right a wrong.

Adverb[change]

Positive
right

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Correctly.
    He does it right.
  2. Exactly.
    I want to talk to you right now.
  3. Obviously, in plain sight.
    But John, the letter is right there.
  4. In the direction 90º clockwise.
    She turned right.

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Directions (edit)

north - east - south - west

up - down | forward - backward | left - right