rightly; correctly; properly: I want to set things aright.

Origin of aright

before 1000; Middle English; Old English ariht, on riht. See a-1, right Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for aright

Contemporary Examples of aright

  • At best, the artist gives us a fine-grained picture of her subjects, a picture that allows us to see them aright.

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    September 25, 2012

Historical Examples of aright

  • But to remember them aright, I would forget what they have cast off.

  • That same is to be blamed, neither hast thou done it aright.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • This was the man who had given him what might have been his chance, had he only been able to use it aright.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • And to nerve our arms a woman's honour, and to guide us aright, the watchword: "Home!"

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton

  • I will see her to-night with my own eyes, and mayhap be able to read her aright.'

    Gerald Fitzgerald

    Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for aright



correctly; rightly; properly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for aright

"in a correct way," Old English ariht, from a- (1) "of" + right (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper