Dictionary.com

recto

[ rek-toh ]
/ ˈrɛk toʊ /
Save This Word!

noun, plural rec·tos.Printing.
a right-hand page of an open book or manuscript; the front of a leaf (opposed to verso).
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of recto

1815–25; <Late Latin rēctō (foliō) on the right-hand (leaf or page), ablative of Latin rēctus right
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use recto in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for recto

recto
/ (ˈrɛktəʊ) /

noun plural -tos
the front of a sheet of printed paper
the right-hand pages of a book, bearing the odd numbersCompare verso (def. 1b)

Word Origin for recto

C19: from Latin rectus right, in rectō foliō on the right-hand page
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

Medical definitions for recto

recto-

pref.
Rectum:rectoscope.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK