right vs rite vs write : Common Errors in English

About right vs rite vs write

“Write” has to do with writing, whether to a piece of paper, a hard drive, or your brain.A “rite”is a ritual.Everything else is “right,” right?

right Meaning(s)

  • (n) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
  • (n) location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
  • (n) the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
  • (n) those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
  • (n) the hand that is on the right side of the body
  • (n) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
  • (n) anything in accord with principles of justice
  • (n) (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
  • (v) make reparations or amends for
  • (v) put in or restore to an upright position
  • (v) regain an upright or proper position
  • (v) make right or correct
  • (a) being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
  • (a) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
  • (s) socially right or correct
  • (a) in conformance with justice or law or morality
  • (a) correct in opinion or judgment
  • (s) appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
  • (a) of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
  • (s) in or into a satisfactory condition
  • (s) intended for the right hand
  • (s) in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
  • (s) having the axis perpendicular to the base
  • (s) (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
  • (s) most suitable or right for a particular purpose
  • (s) precisely accurate
  • (r) precisely, exactly
  • (r) immediately
  • (r) exactly
  • (r) toward or on the right; also used figuratively
  • (r) in the right manner
  • (r) an interjection expressing agreement
  • (r) completely
  • (r) (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
  • (r) in accordance with moral or social standards
  • (r) in an accurate manner

rite Meaning(s)

  • (n) an established ceremony prescribed by a religion
  • (n) any customary observance or practice

write Meaning(s)

  • (v) produce a literary work
  • (v) communicate or express by writing
  • (v) have (one's written work) issued for publication
  • (v) communicate (with) in writing
  • (v) communicate by letter
  • (v) write music
  • (v) mark or trace on a surface
  • (v) record data on a computer
  • (v) write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
  • (v) create code, write a computer program

right in News

  1. Law: Right on Red OK at Camera Intersections After Complete Stop

    Florida drivers will no longer face tickets at intersections with red light cameras if they come to a complete stop before making a right-hand turn.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Lakeland Ledger

  2. Right lane of northbound MMMBT closed for emergency maintenance

    The right lane of the northbound tunnel at the Monitor-Merrimac is closed for emergency maintenance. The left lane of the...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WTKR Norfolk

  3. “Right Plant, Right Place” program is Wednesday, June 12 at library

    “Right Plant, Right Place” will be held Wednesday, June 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South County Library. The event is free. For more information, call 772-7507. From the Roanoke County website: Is your site big or small? Sunny or shady? Learn how to choose plants which will fit your growing conditions. This [...]
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Roanoke Times

rite in News

  1. Rite Aid in city to offer free wellness checks

    Rite Aid will offer free health screenings from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at its newly remodeled store at 3013 Monroe St. in Toledo.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Toledo Blade

  2. Rite Aid to Release First Quarter Results on June 20

    Rite Aid Corporation said today that it will release financial results for its Fiscal 2014 First Quarter, which ended June 1, 2013, on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The company will hold an analyst call at 8:30 a.m.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Rite-Aid scam: Phony sweepstakes lures elderly woman

    Rite-Aid scam: A Pennsylvania woman was told to buy a $500 Rite-Aid card to cover taxes on her winnings. Rite-Aid does offer store cards, but the caller used the information to access her bank.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Christian Science Monitor

write in News

  1. Fogle will be write-in candidate in Norway special election

    Bonnie Fogle has filed as a write-in candidate in the July 30 special election to fill the Norway Town Council seat that became vacant when Ann Johnson was elected mayor.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Times and Democrat

  2. icandrive.ca Provides Tips on Handling a Vehicle Write-Off

    A write-off is what happens with the cost to repair a vehicle is higher than the value of the vehicle itself. While write-offs are unfortunately all too common, many drivers aren’t aware of the procedure for writing off a vehicle or their rights during the settlement process with their insurance company . (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6 ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Write a Storybook Ending -- Or Lose Your Shirt

    Write a Storybook Ending -- Or Lose Your Shirt        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

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