right adverb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “right” - Learner’s Dictionary


EXACTLY B1 exactly in a place or time: He's right here with me. I fell asleep right in the middle of her speech.Accurate and exact
CORRECTLY B2 correctly: Nothing was going right. He guessed right most of the time.FunctioningPerforming a function
DIRECTION A2 to the right side: Turn right after the bridge.General location and orientation
right away/now/after B1 immediately: Do you want to start right away? We'll be able to meet them right after lunch.Immediately
ALL all the way: Did you read it right through to the end?Complete and wholeVery and extreme
IN SPEECH UK A2 used at the beginning of a sentence to get someone's attention or to show you have understood someone: Right, whose turn is it to tidy up? Right, so Helen's coming tomorrow and Trevor on Thursday.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
Right used in the UK as part of the title of some politicians and Christian officials: Right Honourable/ReverendNames and titlesGovernment ministers and civil servantsReligious titles
rightness noun [U] →  See also be right up sb's alley , be right up sb's street , It serves her/him/you right!
(Definition of right adverb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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