Definition of “right” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /raɪt/

A1 correct or true:

He only got half the answers right.
You're right about Alison - she's incredible!
"You came here in 1979, didn't you?" "That's right."

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DIRECTION [ always before noun ]

A2 on or towards the side of your body that is to the east when you are facing north:

your right hand
There's a tree on the right side of the house.

B1 suitable or best in a particular situation:

I'm not sure she's the right person for the job.
Are we going in the right direction?

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B2 fair or morally acceptable:

It's not right to criticize him behind his back.
put sth right

to solve a problem

COMPLETE [ always before noun ] UK informal

used for emphasizing when something is bad:

His house is a right mess.
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(Definition of “right adjective” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)