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* rite (informal)

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* (UK) enPR: rīt, IPA(key): /ɹaɪt/ * (US) enPR: rīt, IPA(key): /ɹaɪt/, [ɹaɪʔ(t̚)] * Rhymes: -aɪt * Homophones: rite, wright, Wright, write

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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _right_ (“right”), from Old English _riht_, _reht_ (“right”), from Proto-Germanic _*rehtaz_ (“right, direct”), from Proto-Indo-European _*h₃reǵtós_ (“having moved in a straight line”), from Proto-Indo-European _*h₃reǵ-_ (“to straighten, direct”). 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 West Frisian _rjocht_, Dutch _recht_, German _recht_/_Recht_, Swedish _rätt_ and _rät_, Danish _ret_, Norwegian _rett_, and Icelandic _rétt_. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek ὀρεκτός, Latin _rectus_, Albanian _drejt_ and the Sanskrit _ऋत_ (ṛtá). ADJECTIVE RIGHT (_comparative_ RIGHTER, _superlative_ RIGHTEST) * (archaic) Straight, not bent. _a RIGHT line_ * 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._ * 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._ * John Locke If there be no prospect beyond the grave, the inference is […] RIGHT, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die." * Bishop Joseph Hall […] there are some dispositions blame-worthy in men, which are yet, in a RIGHT sense, holily ascribed unto God; as unchangeableness, and irrepentance. * Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose. _Is this the RIGHT software for my computer?_ * Healthy, sane, competent. _I'm afraid my father is no longer in his RIGHT mind._ * Real; veritable. _You've made a RIGHT mess of the kitchen!_ * Milton In this battle, […] the Britons never more plainly manifested themselves to be RIGHT barbarians. * (Australia) All right; not requiring assistance. * 1986 David Williamson, "What If You Died Tomorrow," _Collected plays_, Volume 1, Currency Press, p310 KIRSTY: I suppose you're hungry. Would you like something to eat? / KEN: No. I'm RIGHT, thanks. * 2001 Catherine Menagé, _Access to English,_ National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research, NSW: Sydney, p25 When the sales assistant sees the customer, she asks _Are you RIGHT, sir?_ This means _Are you all right?_ She wants to know if he needs any help. * 2001 Morris Gleitzman, _Two weeks with the Queen,_ Pan Macmillan Australia, p75 'You lost?' / Colin spun round. Looking at him was a nurse, her eyebrows raised. / 'No, I'm RIGHT, thanks,' said Colin.' * (dated) Most favourable or convenient; fortunate. * _Spectator_ The lady has been disappointed on the RIGHT side. RIGHT (_comparative_ MORE RIGHT, _superlative_ RIGHTMOST) * 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._ * Designed to be placed or worn outward. _the RIGHT side of a piece of cloth_ * (politics) Pertaining to the political right; conservative. SYNONYMS * (correctness): correct, just * (side, direction): dexter, dextral, right-hand * (politics): conservative, right-wing * (as a tag question): _see Appendix:English tag questions_ ANTONYMS * (straightness): bowed, crooked, curved * (correctness): wrong * (side, direction): left DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS ADVERB RIGHT (_not comparable_) * On the right side. * Towards the right side. TRANSLATIONS INTERJECTION RIGHT * Yes, that is correct; I agree. * I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion. * 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? * Used to check agreement at the end of an utterance. _You're going, RIGHT?_ * Used to add seriousness or decisiveness before

From Middle English right (right), from Old English riht, reht (right), from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz (right, direct), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós (having moved in a straight line), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct). 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 West Frisian rjocht, Dutch recht, German recht/Recht, Swedish rätt and rät, Danish ret, Norwegian rett, and Icelandic rétt. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek ὀρεκτός, Latin rectus, Albanian drejt and the Sanskrit ऋत (ṛtá).

Adjective

right (comparative righter, superlative rightest)

  1. (archaic) Straight, not bent.
    a right line
  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.
    It's not right that one person gets all the credit for the group's work.
  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. Real; veritable.
    You've made a right mess of the kitchen!
  7. (Australia) All right; not requiring assistance.
  8. (dated) Most favourable or convenient; fortunate.

right (comparative more right, superlative rightmost)

  1. 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.
  2. Designed to be placed or worn outward.
    the right side of a piece of cloth
  3. (politics) Pertaining to the political right; conservative.
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Adverb

right (not comparable)

  1. On the right side.
  2. Towards the right side.
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Interjection

right

  1. Yes, that is correct; I agree.
  2. I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.
  3. Signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or discourse.
    - After that interview, I don't think we should hire her.
    - Rightwho wants lunch?
  4. Used to check agreement at the end of an utterance.
    You're going, right?
  5. Used to add seriousness or decisiveness before

English - Etymology 2

Old English _rihtan_ (“to straighten, judge, set upright, set right”), from _riht_, from the same ultimate source as Etymology 1, above. VERB RIGHT (_third-person singular simple present_ RIGHTS, _present participle_ RIGHTING, _simple past and past participle_ RIGHTED) * To correct. _RIGHTING all the wrongs of the war will be impossible._ * To set upright. _The tow-truck RIGHTED what was left of the automobile._ * (intransitive) To return to normal upright position. _When the wind died down, the ship RIGHTED._ * To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of. _to RIGHT THE OPPRESSED_ * Shakespeare So just is God, to RIGHT the innocent. * Jefferson 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. DERIVED TERMS * aright * beright * eright * unright TRANSLATIONS ADVERB RIGHT (_not comparable_) * Exactly, precisely. _The arrow landed RIGHT in the middle of the target._ _Luckily we arrived RIGHT at the start of the film._ * (UK, US, dialect) 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._ * (Can we date this quote?) Ann Hite, _Ghost on Black Mountain_, The fog was RIGHT hard to see through so I was on Tom Pritchard before I saw him. * According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really. * In a correct manner. _Do it RIGHT or don't do it at all._ * (dated, still used in some 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._ TRANSLATIONS USAGE NOTES In the US, the word "right" is used as an adverb meaning "very, quite" in most of the major dialect areas, including the Southern US, Appalachia, New England, and the Midwest, though the usage is not part of standard US English. QUOTATIONS * For usage examples of this term, see the citations page. SYNONYMS * exactly, just, precisely, smack dab DERIVED TERMS * right smart RELATED TERMS * downright * upright

Old English rihtan (to straighten, judge, set upright, set right), from riht, from the same ultimate source as Etymology 1, above.

Verb

right (third-person singular simple present rights, present participle righting, simple past and past participle righted)

  1. To correct.
    Righting all the wrongs of the war will be impossible.
  2. To set upright.
    The tow-truck righted what was left of the automobile.
  3. (intransitive) To return to normal upright position.
    When the wind died down, the ship righted.
  4. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of.
    to right the oppressed
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Adverb

right (not comparable)

  1. Exactly, precisely.
    The arrow landed right in the middle of the target.
    Luckily we arrived right at the start of the film.
  2. (UK, US, dialect) 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.
  3. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really.
  4. In a correct manner.
    Do it right or don't do it at all.
  5. (dated, still used in some 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.
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In the US, the word "right" is used as an adverb meaning "very, quite" in most of the major dialect areas, including the Southern US, Appalachia, New England, and the Midwest, though the usage is not part of standard US English.

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