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Right vs. Wright

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The main difference between Right and Wright is that the Right is a fundamental legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory and Wright is a family name.

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  • Right (adjective)

    Straight, not bent.

    "a right line"

  • Right (adjective)

    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."

  • Right (adjective)

    Complying with justice, correctness or reason; correct, just, true.

    "I thought you'd made a mistake, but it seems you were right all along."

    "It's not right that one person gets all the credit for the group's work."

  • Right (adjective)

    Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.

    "Is this the right software for my computer?"

  • Right (adjective)

    Healthy, sane, competent.

    "I'm afraid my father is no longer in his right mind."

  • Right (adjective)

    Real; veritable (used emphatically).

    "You've made a right mess of the kitchen!"

  • Right (adjective)

    All right; not requiring assistance.

  • Right (adjective)

    Most favourable or convenient; fortunate.

  • Right (adjective)

    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 slightly shorter than her left."

  • Right (adjective)

    Designed to be placed or worn outward.

    "the right side of a piece of cloth"

  • Right (adjective)

    Pertaining to the political right; conservative.

  • Right (adverb)

    On the right side.

  • Right (adverb)

    Towards the right side.

  • Right (adverb)

    Exactly, precisely.

    "The arrow landed right in the middle of the target."

    "Luckily we arrived right at the start of the film."

  • Right (adverb)

    Immediately, directly.

    "Can't you see it? It's right beside you!"

    "Tom was standing right in front of the TV, blocking everyone's view."

  • Right (adverb)

    Very, extremely, quite.

    "I made a right stupid mistake there, didn't I?"

    "I stubbed my toe a week ago and it still hurts right much."

  • Right (adverb)

    According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really.

  • Right (adverb)

    In a correct manner.

    "Do it right or don't do it at all."

  • Right (adverb)

    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."

  • Right (interjection)

    Yes, that is correct; I agree.

  • Right (interjection)

    I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.

  • Right (interjection)

    Signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or discourse.

    "- After that interview, I don't think we should hire her.
    - Right — who wants lunch?"

  • Right (interjection)

    Used to check agreement at the end of an utterance.

    "You're going, right?"

  • Right (interjection)

    Used to add seriousness or decisiveness before a statement.

  • Right (noun)

    That which complies with justice, law or reason.

    "We're on the side of right in this contest."

  • Right (noun)

    A legal or moral entitlement.

    "You have no right to go through my personal diary."

    "see also in right of"

  • Right (noun)

    The right side or direction.

    "The pharmacy is just on the right past the bookshop."

  • Right (noun)

    The right hand.

  • Right (noun)

    The ensemble of right-wing political parties; political conservatives as a group.

    "The political right holds too much power."

  • Right (noun)

    The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.

  • Right (verb)

    To correct.

    "Righting all the wrongs of the war immediately will be impossible."

  • Right (verb)

    To set upright.

    "The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile."

  • Right (verb)

    To return to normal upright position.

    "When the wind died down, the ship righted."

  • Right (verb)

    To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of.

    "to right the oppressed"

  • Wright (noun)

    A builder or creator of something.

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  • Right (adjective)

    Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right line.

  • Right (adjective)

    Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a right pyramid or cone.

  • Right (adjective)

    Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right way from London to Oxford.

  • Right (adjective)

    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.

  • Right (adjective)

    Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.

  • Right (adjective)

    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.

  • Right (adjective)

    Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.

  • Right (adjective)

    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.

  • Right (adjective)

    Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.

  • Right (adjective)

    Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.

  • Right (adverb)

    In a right manner.

  • Right (adverb)

    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.

  • Right (adverb)

    Exactly; just.

  • Right (adverb)

    According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right.

  • Right (adverb)

    According to any rule of art; correctly.

  • Right (adverb)

    According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right.

  • Right (adverb)

    In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant.

  • Right (noun)

    That which is right or correct.

  • Right (noun)

    A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.

  • Right (noun)

    That to which one has a just claim.

  • Right (noun)

    That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority; as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal.

  • Right (noun)

    The right side; the side opposite to the left.

  • Right (noun)

    Privilege or immunity granted by authority.

  • Right (noun)

    In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.

  • Right (noun)

    The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.

  • Right

    To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct.

  • Right

    To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.

  • Right (verb)

    To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.

  • Right (verb)

    Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.

  • Wright (noun)

    One who is engaged in a mechanical or manufacturing business; an artificer; a workman; a manufacturer; a mechanic; esp., a worker in wood; - now chiefly used in compounds, as in millwright, wheelwright, etc.

Webster Dictionary
  • Right (noun)

    an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature;

    "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"

    "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"

    "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

  • Right (noun)

    (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing;

    "mineral rights"

    "film rights"

  • Right (noun)

    location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east;

    "he stood on the right"

  • Right (noun)

    a turn to the right;

    "take a right at the corner"

  • Right (noun)

    those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged

  • Right (noun)

    anything in accord with principles of justice;

    "he feels he is in the right"

    "the rightfulness of his claim"

  • Right (noun)

    the hand that is on the right side of the body;

    "he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"

    "hit him with quick rights to the body"

  • Right (noun)

    the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right

  • Right (verb)

    make reparations or amends for;

    "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

  • Right (verb)

    put in or restore to an upright position;

    "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"

  • Right (verb)

    regain an upright or proper position;

    "The capsized boat righted again"

  • Right (verb)

    make right or correct;

    "Correct the mistakes"

    "rectify the calculation"

  • Right (adjective)

    free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth;

    "the correct answer"

    "the correct version"

    "the right answer"

    "took the right road"

    "the right decision"

  • Right (adjective)

    being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north;

    "my right hand"

    "right center field"

    "a right-hand turn"

    "the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"

  • Right (adjective)

    socially right or correct;

    "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"

    "correct behavior"

  • Right (adjective)

    in conformance with justice or law or morality;

    "do the right thing and confess"

  • Right (adjective)

    correct in opinion or judgment;

    "time proved him right"

  • Right (adjective)

    appropriate for a condition or occasion;

    "everything in its proper place"

    "the right man for the job"

    "she is not suitable for the position"

  • Right (adjective)

    of or belonging to the political or intellectual left

  • Right (adjective)

    in or into a satisfactory condition;

    "things are right again now"

    "put things right"

  • Right (adjective)

    intended for the right hand;

    "a right-hand glove"

  • Right (adjective)

    in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;

    "what's the right word for this?"

    "the right way to open oysters"

  • Right (adjective)

    having the axis perpendicular to the base;

    "a right angle"

  • Right (adjective)

    of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face outward;

    "the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"

    "be sure your shirt is right side out"

  • Right (adjective)

    most suitable or right for a particular purpose;

    "a good time to plant tomatoes"

    "the right time to act"

    "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"

  • Right (adverb)

    precisely, exactly;

    "stand right here!"

  • Right (adverb)

    immediately;

    "she called right after dinner"

  • Right (adverb)

    exactly;

    "he fell flop on his face"

  • Right (adverb)

    toward or on the right; also used figuratively;

    "he looked right and left"

    "the party has moved right"

  • Right (adverb)

    in the right manner;

    "please do your job properly!"

    "can't you carry me decent?"

  • Right (adverb)

    an interjection expressing agreement

  • Right (adverb)

    completely;

    "she felt right at home"

    "he fell right into the trap"

  • Right (adverb)

    (Southern regional intensive) very;

    "the baby is mighty cute"

    "he's mighty tired"

    "it is powerful humid"

    "that boy is powerful big now"

    "they have a right nice place"

  • Right (adverb)

    in accordance with moral or social standards;

    "that serves him right"

    "do right by him"

  • Right (adverb)

    in a correct manner;

    "he guessed right"

  • Wright (noun)

    United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)

  • Wright (noun)

    United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960)

  • Wright (noun)

    United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)

  • Wright (noun)

    United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)

  • Wright (noun)

    influential United States architect (1869-1959)

  • Wright (noun)

    United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852)

  • Wright (noun)

    someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)

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