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English definition of “right”


adjective (SUITABLE)    /raɪt/
B1 suitable or correct, or as it should be: He's the right person for the job. I think you've made the right decision. The temperature of the swimming pool was just right (= exactly as I wanted it). That hat looks just right on you. He thought the time was right to let his intentions be known. → Compare wrong adjectiveSuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good describes a person who is considered to be socially important or a place that such people go to: She knows all the right people. He likes to be seen in the right clubs and restaurants.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good the right way round/up UK (US the right way around/up) in the correct position: The lid has to go on the right way round or it won't fit. Keep the bottle the right way up.Describing angles, lines and orientations
(Definition of right adjective (SUITABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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