April 12, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
right /ˈraɪt/ adverb
right
/ˈraɪt/
adverb
The woman is aiming right at the target.
The woman is aiming right at the target.
Learner's definition of RIGHT

1 : in the exact location, position, or moment that is mentioned

  • The keys are right where I said they would be.

  • He left his bags right in the middle of the floor.

  • The ball hit me right in the face.

  • I'm right behind you.

  • You are right on time.

2 : in a direct course or manner

  • We went right [=straight, directly] home after the game.

  • He walked right past me without saying hello.

  • Come right this way, please.

  • She came right out and said it. [=she said it without hesitating]

3 : in a way that agrees with the facts or truth : CORRECTLY

  • You guessed right.

  • You heard right. I got the job.

— opposite WRONG

4 : in a suitable, proper, or desired way

  • He eats right and exercises daily.

  • You're not doing it right. [=correctly]

  • Nothing is going right for me today.

— opposite WRONG

5 : all the way

  • We stayed up to watch the game right to the very end.

  • The car went right [=completely] off the road.

  • The baby slept right through the night.

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