adjective, right·er, right·est.
- the privilege, usually preemptive, that accrues to the owners of the stock of a corporation to subscribe to additional shares of stock or securities convertible into stock at an advantageous price.
- Often rights . the privilege of subscribing to a specified amount of a stock or bond issue, or the document certifying this privilege.
- the complex of individuals or organized groups opposing change in a liberal direction and usually advocating maintenance of the established social, political, or economic order.
- the position held by these people: The Depression led to a movement away from the Right.
- right wing.
verb (used with object), right·ed, right·ing.
verb (used without object), right·ed, right·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR right
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Idioms for right
- (used as an expression of emphatic agreement.)
- okay: “Can we meet tonight?” “Too right.”
Origin of right
usage note for right
OTHER WORDS FROM rightright·a·ble, adjectivehalf-right, adjective, nounun·right·a·ble, adjectiveun·right·ed, adjective
Words nearby right
Example sentences from the Web for right
Many iPhone owners are seeing a strange orange dot appearing from time to time in the top right corner of their screen.iPhone’s new ‘orange dot’ feature warns you when an app is listening|Jeff|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Ajami says that, right now, officials can’t do much while the fires are still ongoing.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides|Ula Chrobak|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
What I have found is likely no surprise, and why I believe this is the most important conversation happening right now, and in the near future with Digital Marketing.This decade’s most important marketing question: What data rights do advertisers possess?|Kirk Williams|September 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
It turned out to be the right move, and we only have 15 people and they are getting better, and hopefully they’re all better.Timeline: The 124 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat|Aaron Blake, JM Rieger|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
To choose the right name, we must first find the birthplace of our new epoch, which is the same thing as finding the deathplace of the Holocene.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Everywhere I go, ‘Hey Cartman, you must like Family Guy, right?’
Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
It is grandstanding for a right rarely protected unless under immediate attack.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Mrs. Wurzel was quite right; they had been supplied, regardless of cost, from Messrs. Rochet and Stole's well-known establishment.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In Spain he was regarded as the right arm of the ultra-clericals and a possible supporter of Carlism.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for right
- formed by or containing a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane
- having the axis perpendicular to the basea right circular cone
- straighta right line
- in favour withyou'd better stay on the right side of him
- younger thanshe's still on the right side of fifty
- a punch with the right hand
- the right hand
- (often plural) the privilege of a company's shareholders to subscribe for new issues of the company's shares on advantageous terms
- the negotiable certificate signifying this privilege
verb (mainly tr)
- indicating that a statement has been understood
- asking whether a statement has been understood
- indicating a subdividing point within a discourse
Derived forms of rightrighter, noun
Word Origin for right
Idioms and Phrases with right
In addition to the idioms beginning with right
- right and left
- right as rain
- right away
- right in the head
- right off
- right off the bat
- right of way
- right on
- right out
- right side of the tracks
- right side, on someone's
- right tack
- right up one's alley
- all right
- all right for you
- all right with one
- by rights
- come (right) out with
- dead to rights
- get right
- give one's eyeteeth (right arm)
- go right
- go (right) through one
- hang a left (right)
- have a right to
- have a screw loose (one's head screwed on right)
- heart in the right place
- hit (right) between the eyes
- in one's own right
- in one's right mind
- in the right
- left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing
- might makes right
- not right in the head
- (right) on the money
- on the right foot
- on the right tack
- play one's cards right
- price is right
- put right
- sail (right) through
- serve one right
- set right
- set to rights
- step in the right direction
- strike the right note
- that's right
- turn out all right
- two wrongs do not make a right
- when it comes (right down) to