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Right vs. Wright

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Rightadjective

(archaic) Straight, not bent.

‘a right line’;

Wrightnoun

(obsolete) A builder or creator of something.

Rightadjective

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.’;

Wrightnoun

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.

‘He was a well good wright, a carpenter.’;

Rightadjective

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.’;

Wrightnoun

United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)

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Rightadjective

Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.

‘Is this the right software for my computer?’;

Wrightnoun

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

Rightadjective

Healthy, sane, competent.

‘I'm afraid my father is no longer in his right mind.’;

Wrightnoun

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

Rightadjective

Real; veritable (used emphatically).

‘You've made a right mess of the kitchen!’;

Wrightnoun

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

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Rightadjective

(Australia) All right; not requiring assistance.

Wrightnoun

influential United States architect (1869-1959)

Rightadjective

(dated) Most favourable or convenient; fortunate.

Wrightnoun

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

Rightadjective

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.’;

Wrightnoun

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

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Rightadjective

Designed to be placed or worn outward.

‘the right side of a piece of cloth’;

Wright

Wright is an occupational surname originating in England. The term 'Wright' comes from the circa 700 AD Old English word 'wryhta' or 'wyrhta', meaning worker or shaper of wood.

Rightadjective

(politics) Pertaining to the political right; conservative.

Rightadverb

On the right side.

Rightadverb

Towards the right side.

Rightadverb

Exactly, precisely.

‘The arrow landed right in the middle of the target.’; ‘Luckily we arrived right at the start of the film.’;

Rightadverb

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.’;

Rightadverb

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.’;

Rightadverb

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

Rightadverb

In a correct manner.

‘Do it right or don't do it at all.’;

Rightadverb

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.’;

Rightinterjection

Yes, that is correct; I agree.

Rightinterjection

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

Rightinterjection

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?’;

Rightinterjection

Used to check agreement at the end of an utterance.

‘You're going, right?’;

Rightinterjection

Used to add seriousness or decisiveness before a statement.

Rightnoun

That which complies with justice, law or reason.

‘We're on the side of right in this contest.’;

Rightnoun

A legal or moral entitlement.

‘You have no right to go through my personal diary.’; ‘see also in right of’;

Rightnoun

The right side or direction.

‘The pharmacy is just on the right past the bookshop.’;

Rightnoun

The right hand.

Rightnoun

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

‘The political right holds too much power.’;

Rightnoun

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

Rightverb

(transitive) To correct.

‘Righting all the wrongs of the war immediately will be impossible.’;

Rightverb

(transitive) To set upright.

‘The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile.’;

Rightverb

(intransitive) To return to normal upright position.

‘When the wind died down, the ship righted.’;

Rightverb

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

‘to right the oppressed’;

Rightadjective

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

Rightadjective

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

Rightadjective

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

Rightadjective

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.

‘That which is conformable to the Supreme Rule is absolutely right, and is called right simply without relation to a special end.’;

Rightadjective

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

‘In this battle, . . . the Britons never more plainly manifested themselves to be right barbarians.’;

Rightadjective

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.

‘You are right, Justice, and you weigh this well.’; ‘If there be no prospect beyond the grave, the inference is . . . right, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die."’;

Rightadjective

Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.

‘The lady has been disappointed on the right side.’;

Rightadjective

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.

‘Became the sovereign's favorite, his right hand.’;

Rightadjective

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

Rightadjective

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

‘"Right," cries his lordship.’;

Rightadverb

In a right manner.

Rightadverb

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.

‘Unto Dian's temple goeth she right.’; ‘Let thine eyes look right on.’; ‘Right across its track there lay,Down in the water, a long reef of gold.’;

Rightadverb

Exactly; just.

‘Came he right now to sing a raven's note?’;

Rightadverb

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

Rightadverb

According to any rule of art; correctly.

‘You with strict discipline instructed right.’;

Rightadverb

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

‘Right as it were a steed of Lumbardye.’; ‘His wounds so smarted that he slept right naught.’;

Rightadverb

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

‘For which I should be right sorry.’; ‘[I] return those duties back as are right fit.’;

Rightnoun

That which is right or correct.

‘Seldom your opinions err;Your eyes are always in the right.’;

Rightnoun

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

‘Long love to her has borne the faithful knight,And well deserved, had fortune done him right.’;

Rightnoun

That to which one has a just claim.

‘There are no rights whatever, without corresponding duties.’;

Rightnoun

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.

‘Born free, he sought his right.’; ‘Hast thou not right to all created things?’; ‘Men have no right to what is not reasonable.’;

Rightnoun

The right side; the side opposite to the left.

‘Led her to the Souldan's right.’;

Rightnoun

Privilege or immunity granted by authority.

Rightnoun

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

Rightnoun

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

‘He should himself use it by right.’; ‘I should have been a woman by right.’;

Rightverb

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.

Rightverb

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.

‘So just is God, to right the innocent.’; ‘All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.’;

Rightverb

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

Rightverb

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

Rightnoun

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’;

Rightnoun

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

‘mineral rights’; ‘film rights’;

Rightnoun

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’;

Rightnoun

a turn to the right;

‘take a right at the corner’;

Rightnoun

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

Rightnoun

anything in accord with principles of justice;

‘he feels he is in the right’; ‘the rightfulness of his claim’;

Rightnoun

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’;

Rightnoun

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

Rightverb

make reparations or amends for;

‘right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust’;

Rightverb

put in or restore to an upright position;

‘They righted the sailboat that had capsized’;

Rightverb

regain an upright or proper position;

‘The capsized boat righted again’;

Rightverb

make right or correct;

‘Correct the mistakes’; ‘rectify the calculation’;

Rightadjective

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’;

Rightadjective

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’;

Rightadjective

socially right or correct;

‘it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye’; ‘correct behavior’;

Rightadjective

in conformance with justice or law or morality;

‘do the right thing and confess’;

Rightadjective

correct in opinion or judgment;

‘time proved him right’;

Rightadjective

appropriate for a condition or occasion;

‘everything in its proper place’; ‘the right man for the job’; ‘she is not suitable for the position’;

Rightadjective

of or belonging to the political or intellectual left

Rightadjective

in or into a satisfactory condition;

‘things are right again now’; ‘put things right’;

Rightadjective

intended for the right hand;

‘a right-hand glove’;

Rightadjective

in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;

‘what's the right word for this?’; ‘the right way to open oysters’;

Rightadjective

having the axis perpendicular to the base;

‘a right angle’;

Rightadjective

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’;

Rightadjective

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’;

Rightadverb

precisely, exactly;

‘stand right here!’;

Rightadverb

immediately;

‘she called right after dinner’;

Rightadverb

exactly;

‘he fell flop on his face’;

Rightadverb

toward or on the right; also used figuratively;

‘he looked right and left’; ‘the party has moved right’;

Rightadverb

in the right manner;

‘please do your job properly!’; ‘can't you carry me decent?’;

Rightadverb

an interjection expressing agreement

Rightadverb

completely;

‘she felt right at home’; ‘he fell right into the trap’;

Rightadverb

(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’;

Rightadverb

in accordance with moral or social standards;

‘that serves him right’; ‘do right by him’;

Rightadverb

in a correct manner;

‘he guessed right’;

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