3. 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." (Whately)
6. 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." (Shak) "If there be no prospect beyond the grave, the inference is . . . Right, "Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die."" (Locke)
8. 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." (Longfellow)
10. Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth. at right angles, so as to form a right angle or right angles, as when one line crosses another perpendicularly. Right and left, in both or all directions.
<medicine> Right and left coupling, a sphere in such a position that the equator cuts the horizon at right angles; in spherical projections, that position of the sphere in which the primitive plane coincides with the plane of the equator.
Compare: adroit, alert, correct, dress, regular, rector, recto, rectum, regent, region, realm, rich, riyal, rule.
Origin: OE. Right, riht, AS. Riht; akin to D. Regt, OS. & OHG. Reht, G. Recht, Dan. Ret, Sw. Ratt, Icel. Rettr, Goth. Raihts, L. Rectus, p. P. Of regere to guide, rule; cf. Skr. Ju straight, right.
(01 Mar 1998)
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