right vs rite vs write :


  • n  an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • n  location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    he stood on the right
  • 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
    he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left
    hit him with quick rights to the body
  • n  a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
    take a right at the corner
  • n  anything in accord with principles of justice
    he feels he is in the right
    the rightfulness of his claim
  • n  (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
    mineral rights
    film rights
  • v  make reparations or amends for
    right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
  • v  put in or restore to an upright position
    They righted the sailboat that had capsized
  • v  regain an upright or proper position
    The capsized boat righted again
  • v  make right or correct
  • a  being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
    my right hand
    right center field
    a right-hand turn
    the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream
  • a  free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    the right answer
    took the right road
    the right decision
  • s  socially right or correct
    it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
  • a  in conformance with justice or law or morality
    do the right thing and confess
  • a  correct in opinion or judgment
    time proved him right
  • s  appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
    the right man for the job
  • a  of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
  • s  in or into a satisfactory condition
    things are right again now
    put things right
  • s  intended for the right hand
    a right-hand glove
  • s  in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    what's the right word for this?
    the right way to open oysters
  • s  having the axis perpendicular to the base
    a right angle
  • s  (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
    the right side of the cloth showed the pattern
    be sure your shirt is right side out
  • s  most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    the right time to act
  • s  precisely accurate
  • r  precisely, exactly
    stand right here!
  • r  immediately
    she called right after dinner
  • r  exactly
  • r  toward or on the right; also used figuratively
    he looked right and left
    the party has moved right
  • r  in the right manner
  • r  an interjection expressing agreement
  • r  completely
    she felt right at home
    he fell right into the trap
  • r  (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    they have a right nice place
  • r  in accordance with moral or social standards
    that serves him right
    do right by him
  • r  in an accurate manner
    he guessed right

  • n  an established ceremony prescribed by a religion
    the rite of baptism
  • n  any customary observance or practice

  • v  produce a literary work
  • v  communicate or express by writing
    Please write to me every week
  • v  have (one's written work) issued for publication
    How many books did Georges Simenon write?
  • 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
    She writes code faster than anybody else
News & Articles

  • ‘Rite of Spring,’ With Clanging Pianos and Drums
    Erik Ochsner conducted four pianists in “The Rite of Spring” at Le Poisson Rouge, as two percussionists added eerie bells, shivery shimmers and sudden crashes.
    June 14, 2013 - New York Times
  • Rite Aid robbed by a man with a note
    The Rite Aid along the 1900 block of Derry Street in Dauphin County was robbed by an armed man Wednesday afternoon. Police say the man in this picture passed a note to a clerk. The clerk said the note demanded …
    June 14, 2013 - FOX 43 Harrisburg
  • Stride Rite recalling sandals due to choking hazard
    Stride Rite is recalling 7,500 pairs of its "Joanna" girl's sandals with a metal flower on top.
    June 14, 2013 - WFLX FOX 29

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - The Times and Democrat
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Ringo Starr to write a children's book, like everyone else
    They’re the easiest kind to write, aren’t they? And is there anyone who writes a better children’s book than a celebrity?
    June 11, 2013 - Washington Post