right conduct meaning, right conduct definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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right

  

      adj  
1    in accordance with accepted standards of moral or legal behaviour, justice, etc.  
right conduct     
2    in accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct or true  
the right answer     
3    appropriate, suitable, fitting, or proper  
the right man for the job     
4    most favourable or convenient; preferred  
the right time to act     
5    in a satisfactory condition; orderly  
things are right again now     
6    indicating or designating the correct time  
the clock is right     
7    correct in opinion or judgment  
8    sound in mind or body; healthy or sane  
9    usually prenominal   of, designating, or located near the side of something or someone that faces east when the front is turned towards the north  
   Related adj       dextral  
10    usually prenominal   worn on a right hand, foot, etc.  
11    sometimes cap   of, designating, supporting, belonging to, or relating to the political or intellectual right (see sense 39)  
12    sometimes cap   conservative or reactionary  
the right wing of the party     
13      (Geometry)  
a    formed by or containing a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane  
b    having the axis perpendicular to the base  
a right circular cone     
c    straight  
a right line     
14    relating to or designating the side of cloth worn or facing outwards  
15    Informal   (intensifier)  
a right idiot     
16    in one's right mind   sane  
17    the right side of  
a    in favour with  
you'd better stay on the right side of him     
b    younger than  
she's still on the right side of fifty     
      adv  
18    in accordance with correctness or truth; accurately  
to guess right     
19    in the appropriate manner; properly  
do it right next time!     
20    in a straight line; directly  
right to the top     
21    in the direction of the east from the point of view of a person or thing facing north  
22    absolutely or completely; utterly  
he went right through the floor     
23    all the way  
the bus goes right to the city centre     
24    without delay; immediately or promptly  
I'll be right over     
25    exactly or precisely  
right here     
26    in a manner consistent with a legal or moral code; justly or righteously  
do right by me     
27    in accordance with propriety; fittingly or suitably  
it serves you right     
28    to good or favourable advantage; well  
it all came out right in the end     
29    (esp. in religious titles) most or very  
right reverend     
30    Informal or dialect   (intensifier)  
I'm right glad to see you     
31    right, left, and centre   on all sides; from every direction  
32    she'll be right     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   that's all right; not to worry  
33    right off the bat  
Informal   as the first in a series; to begin with  
      n  
34    any claim, title, etc., that is morally just or legally granted as allowable or due to a person  
I know my rights     
35    anything that accords with the principles of legal or moral justice  
36    the fact or state of being in accordance with reason, truth, or accepted standards (esp. in the phrase in the right)  
37      (Irish)   an obligation or duty  
you had a right to lock the door     
38    the right side, direction, position, area, or part  
the right of the army, look to the right     
39    often cap and preceded by: the   the supporters or advocates of social, political, or economic conservatism or reaction, based generally on a belief that things are better left unchanged (opposed to radical or left)  
40      (Boxing)  
a    a punch with the right hand  
b    the right hand  
41      (Finance)  
a    often pl   the privilege of a company's shareholders to subscribe for new issues of the company's shares on advantageous terms  
b    the negotiable certificate signifying this privilege  
42    by right (or rights)   properly; justly  
by rights you should be in bed     
43    in one's own right   having a claim or title oneself rather than through marriage or other connection  
a peeress in her own right     
44    too right     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   an exclamation of agreement  
45    to rights   consistent with justice, correctness, or orderly arrangement  
he put the matter to rights     
      vb   mainly tr  
46    also intr   to restore to or attain a normal, esp. an upright, position  
the raft righted in a few seconds     
47    to make (something) accord with truth or facts; correct  
48    to restore to an orderly state or condition; put right  
49    to make reparation for; compensate for or redress (esp. in the phrase right a wrong)  
      sentence substitute  
50   
a    indicating that a statement has been understood  
b    asking whether a statement has been understood  
c    indicating a subdividing point within a discourse  
      interj  
51    an expression of agreement or compliance  
     (Old English riht, reoht; related to Old High German reht, Gothic raihts, Latin rectus)  
  righter      n  


all right  
      adj   postpositive except in slang use  
      adv  
1    adequate; satisfactory  
2    unharmed; safe  
3    all-right     (U.S.)  
slang  
a    acceptable  
an all-right book     
b    reliable  
an all-right guy     
      sentence substitute  
4    very well: used to express assent  
      adv  
5    satisfactorily; adequately  
the car goes all right     
6    without doubt  
he's a bad one, all right        (Also)    alright  
See at alright  
divine right of kings  
      n     (History)   the concept that the right to rule derives from God and that kings are answerable for their actions to God alone  
eyes right  
      interj     (Military)   a command to troops to look right, esp. as a salute when marching  
miner's right  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z., history)   a licence to prospect for minerals, esp. gold  
     (C19)  
Mr Right  
      n  
Informal   the man considered by a woman to be her perfect marriage partner  
New Right  
      n   a range of radical right-wing groups and ideologies which advocate laissez-faire economic policies, anti-welfarism, and the belief in the rights of the individual over the common good  
patent right  
      n   the exclusive right granted by a patent  
Public Lending Right  
      n   the right of authors to receive payment when their books are borrowed from public libraries,   (Abbrev.)    PLR  
right about  
      n  
1    a turn executed through 180°  
      adj  
      adv  
2    in the opposite direction  
right angle  
      n  
1    the angle between two radii of a circle that cut off on the circumference an arc equal in length to one quarter of the circumference; an angle of 90° or <Gpi>/2 radians  
2    at right angles   perpendicular or perpendicularly  
   Related adj       orthogonal  
  right-angled      adj  
right-angled triangle  
      n   a triangle one angle of which is a right angle,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    right triangle  
right ascension  
      n     (Astronomy)   the angular distance measured eastwards along the celestial equator from the vernal equinox to the point at which the celestial equator intersects a great circle passing through the celestial pole and the heavenly object in question.,   (Symbol)    <Galpha>  
  
Compare  
    declination       1  
right away  
      adv   without delay; immediately or promptly  
right-down  
      adv  
      adj      a variant of       downright  
right-footer  
      n   (esp. in Ireland) a Protestant  
right-hand  
      adj   prenominal  
1    of, relating to, located on, or moving towards the right  
a right-hand bend, this car has right-hand drive     
2    for use by the right hand; right-handed  
3    right-hand man   one's most valuable assistant or supporter  
right-handed  
      adj  
1    using the right hand with greater skill or ease than the left  
2    performed with the right hand  
right-handed writing     
3    made for use by the right hand  
4    worn on the right hand  
5    turning from left to right; clockwise  
  right-handedly      adv  
  right-handedness      n  
right-hander  
      n  
1    a blow with the right hand  
2    a person who is right-handed  
Right Honourable  
      adj  
1    (in Britain and certain Commonwealth countries) a title of respect for a Privy Councillor or an appeal-court judge  
2    (in Britain) a title of respect for an earl, a viscount, a baron, or the Lord Mayor or Lord Provost of any of certain cities  
right-minded  
      adj   holding opinions or principles that accord with what is right or with the opinions of the speaker  
  right-mindedly      adv  
  right-mindedness      n  
right off  
      adv   immediately; right away  
right of search  
      n   the right of a belligerent to stop and search neutral merchant ships on the high seas in wartime  
right of way  
      n   pl   , rights of way  
1    the right of one vehicle or vessel to take precedence over another, as laid down by law or custom  
2   
a    the legal right of someone to pass over another's land, acquired by grant or by long usage  
b    the path or road used by this right  
3      (U.S.)   the strip of land over which a power line, railway line, road, etc., extends  
right on  
      interj  
1    Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   an exclamation of full agreement, concurrence, or compliance with the wishes, words, or actions of another  
      adj  
2    Informal   modern, trendy, and socially aware or relevant  
right-on green politics     
Right Reverend  
      adj   (in Britain) a title of respect for an Anglican or Roman Catholic bishop  
right-thinking  
      adj   possessing reasonable and generally acceptable opinions  
right triangle  
      n      U.S. and Canadian name for       right-angled triangle  
right whale  
      n   any large whalebone whale of the family Balaenidae. They are grey or black, have a large head, and, in most, no dorsal fin, and are hunted as a source of whalebone and oil  
   See also       bowhead  
     (C19: perhaps so named because it was right for hunting)  
right wing  
      n  
1    often caps   the conservative faction of an assembly, party, etc.  
2    the part of an army or field of battle on the right from the point of view of one facing the enemy  
3   
a    the right-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of a team facing its opponent's goal  
b    a player positioned in this area in any of various games  
c    the position occupied by such a player  
      adj  
  right-wing  
4    of, belonging to, or relating to the right wing  
  right-winger      n  
stage right  
      n   the part of the stage to the right of a performer facing the audience  
water right  
      n   the right to make use of a water supply, as for irrigation  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
id.
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
det.
Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
adj.
all right; runing smoothly
[Slang];[UK] Everything is tickety-boo with building our new house; soon we will move in.
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
n.
The study of human action and conduct.
exp.
not right; out of order; not functioning properly
adv.
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
n.
Cyber etiquette is human or auto machine conduct socially acceptable in cyber world
[Tech.];[Leg.]
n.
The state of being acceptable or officially true; the statement that is powerful to convince someone something is right.
n.
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n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
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n.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
[Bus.]
exp.
A set of virtual assets or value in cyberspace left behind after one’s death fall on legal successors as right.
[Tech.]
n.
rules concerning what people are owed to or allowed of, according to ethical principles of freedom and applied in society
n.
an activist fighting for civil rights
n.
proprietary rights over virtual assets
[Tech.]
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
exp.
The rights of ownership and power for transference of one’s web assets belong to the individual.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
[Tech.]
n.
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ... UN.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN

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