What is right?

Some articles on right:

Jus Naufragii - Right, God, and Abolition
... Roman and Byzantine law made no room for the custom ... The Codex and the Digesta of Justinian I include sections respectively titled De naufragiis and De incendio, ruina, naufragio rate, nave expugnata ...

More definitions of "right":

  • (adj): Correct in opinion or judgment.
    Example: "Time proved him right"
    Synonyms: correct
  • (adj): Most suitable or right for a particular purpose.
    Example: "The right time to act"
    Synonyms: good, ripe
  • (adv): An interjection expressing agreement.
    Synonyms: right on
  • (adj): Having the axis perpendicular to the base.
    Example: "A right angle"
  • (adj): Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth.
    Example: "The right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
    Synonyms: correct
  • (adj): Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north.
    Example: "My right hand"; "right center field"; "a right-hand turn"; "the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"
  • (adv): Completely.
    Example: "She felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
  • (adv): Toward or on the right; also used figuratively.
    Example: "He looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
  • (noun): Location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east.
    Example: "He stood on the right"
  • (adj): In conformance with justice or law or morality.
    Example: "Do the right thing and confess"
  • (verb): Make reparations or amends for.
    Example: "Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
    Synonyms: compensate, redress, correct
  • (noun): The hand that is on the right side of the body.
    Example: "He writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"
    Synonyms: right hand
  • (noun): (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing.
    Example: "Mineral rights"; "film rights"
  • (adv): Immediately.
    Example: "She called right after dinner"
  • (adv): Precisely, exactly.
    Example: "Stand right here!"
  • (adj): In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure.
    Example: "What's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
    Synonyms: correct
  • (adj): Of or belonging to the political or intellectual right.
  • (adv): (Southern regional intensive) very.
    Example: "They have a right nice place"
    Synonyms: mighty, powerful
  • (adj): Of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face outward.
    Example: "The right side of the cloth showed the pattern"; "be sure your shirt is right side out"
  • (noun): Anything in accord with principles of justice.
    Example: "He feels he is in the right"
    Synonyms: rightfulness
  • (noun): Those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged.
    Synonyms: right wing
  • (verb): Regain an upright or proper position.
    Example: "The capsized boat righted again"
  • (adv): In a correct manner.
    Example: "He guessed right"
    Synonyms: correctly, aright
  • (noun): A turn to the right.
    Example: "Take a right at the corner"
  • (noun): The piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right.
    Synonyms: right field
  • (adj): Intended for the right hand.
    Example: "A right-hand glove"
    Synonyms: right-hand
  • (verb): Put in or restore to an upright position.
    Example: "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
  • (adv): Exactly.
    Synonyms: flop
  • (adv): In accordance with moral or social standards.
    Example: "That serves him right"; "do right by him"
    Synonyms: justly
  • (adj): In or into a satisfactory condition.
    Example: "Things are right again now"; "put things right"
  • (noun): An abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature.
    Example: "They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
  • (adj): Appropriate for a condition or occasion.
    Example: "The right man for the job"
    Synonyms: proper, suitable
  • (adj): Socially right or correct.
    Example: "It isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
    Synonyms: correct

Famous quotes containing the word right:

    What does it matter whether I am shown to be right! I am right too much!—And he who laughs best today will also laugh last.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)