Right off
Right Right, adv. 1. In a right manner. [1913 Webster]

2. In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway; immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right after the guide. [1913 Webster]

Unto Dian's temple goeth she right. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Let thine eyes look right on. --Prov. iv. 25. [1913 Webster]

Right across its track there lay, Down in the water, a long reef of gold. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. Exactly; just. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Came he right now to sing a raven's note? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live right; to judge right. [1913 Webster]

5. According to any rule of art; correctly. [1913 Webster]

You with strict discipline instructed right. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

6. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really; correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right. ``Right at mine own cost.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Right as it were a steed of Lumbardye. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

His wounds so smarted that he slept right naught. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

7. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely; highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant. ``He was not right fat''. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

For which I should be right sorry. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

[I] return those duties back as are right fit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: In this sense now chiefly prefixed to titles; as, right honorable; right reverend. [1913 Webster]

{Right honorable}, a title given in England to peers and peeresses, to the eldest sons and all daughters of such peers as have rank above viscounts, and to all privy councilors; also, to certain civic officers, as the lord mayor of London, of York, and of Dublin. [1913 Webster]

Note: Right is used in composition with other adverbs, as upright, downright, forthright, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Right along}, without cessation; continuously; as, to work right along for several hours. [Colloq. U.S.]

{Right away}, or {Right off}, at once; straightway; without delay. [Colloq. U.S.] ``We will . . . shut ourselves up in the office and do the work right off.'' --D. Webster. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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