1. [syn: all along, right along]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Right \Right\, adv.
1. In a right manner.
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.
Unto Dian's temple goeth she right. --Chaucer.
Let thine eyes look right on. --Prov. iv.
Right across its track there lay,
Down in the water, a long reef of gold. --Tennyson.
3. Exactly; just. [Obs. or Colloq.]
Came he right now to sing a raven's note? --Shak.
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.
5. According to any rule of art; correctly.
You with strict discipline instructed right.
6. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really;
correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right. "Right at
mine own cost." --Chaucer.
Right as it were a steed of Lumbardye. --Chaucer.
His wounds so smarted that he slept right naught.
7. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely;
highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant. "He
was not right fat". --Chaucer.
For which I should be right sorry. --Tyndale.
[I] return those duties back as are right fit.
Note: In this sense now chiefly prefixed to titles; as, right
honorable; right reverend.
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.
Note: Right is used in composition with other adverbs, as
upright, downright, forthright, etc.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: all the time or over a period of time; "She had known all
along"; "the hope had been there all along" [syn: all
along, right along]