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definition of the word right

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Old English riht, from Germanic *rekhtaz, from Indo-European *reg-to- ‘having moved in a straight line’. An Indo-European past participle, it became a Germanic adjective which has been used also as a noun since the common Germanic period. Cognate with Dutch recht, German recht/Recht, Swedish rätt, and Norwegian rett. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek ὀρεκτός, Latin rectus.

right (comparative righter, superlative rightest)

Positive
right

Comparative
righter

Superlative
rightest

  1. (archaic) Straight, not bent.
  2. Of an angle, having a size of 90 degrees, or one quarter of a complete rotation; the angle between two perpendicular lines.
    The kitchen counter formed a right angle with the back wall.
  3. Complying with justice, correctness or reason; correct, just, true.
    I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were right all along.
  4. Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.
    Is this the right software for my computer?
  5. Healthy, sane, competent.
    I'm afraid my father is no longer in his right mind.
  6. Designating the side of the body which is positioned to the east if one is facing north. This arrow points to the right: →
    After the accident, her right leg was slighly shorter than her left.
  7. (archaic, sometimes used in titles) To a great extent or degree.
    Sir, I am right glad to meet you...
    Members of the Queen's Privy Council are styled The Right Honourable for life.
    The Right Reverend Monsignor Guido Sarducci
  8. (Politics) Pertaining to the political right; conservative.


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