What does right mean?

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  1. (archaic) Straight, not bent.
  2. Of an angle, having a size of 90 degrees, or one quarter of a complete rotation; the angle between two perpendicular lines.
  3. Complying with justice, correctness or reason; correct, just, true.
  4. Appropriate, perfectly suitable; fit for purpose.
  5. Healthy, sane, competent.
  6. Real; veritable (used emphatically).
  7. (Australia) All right; not requiring assistance.
  8. (dated) Most favourable or convenient; fortunate.
  9. Designating the side of the body which is positioned to the east if one is facing north. This arrow points to the right: →
  10. Designed to be placed or worn outward.
  11. (politics) Pertaining to the political right; conservative.
  1. On the right side.
  2. Towards the right side.
  3. Exactly, precisely.
  4. Immediately, directly.
  5. (Britain, US, dialect) Very, extremely, quite.
  6. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really.
  7. In a correct manner.
  8. (dated, still used in some titles) To a great extent or degree.
  1. Yes, that is correct; I agree.
  2. I agree with whatever you say; I have no opinion.
  3. Signpost word to change the subject in a discussion or discourse.
  4. Used to check agreement at the end of an utterance.
  5. Used to add seriousness or decisiveness before a statement.
  1. That which complies with justice, law or reason.
  2. A legal or moral entitlement.
  3. The right side or direction.
  4. The right hand.
  5. (politics) The ensemble of right-wing political parties; political conservatives as a group.
  6. The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
  1. To correct.
  2. To set upright.
  3. (intransitive) To return to normal upright position.
  4. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of.
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