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right

adjective
adverb
noun
verb
interjection
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adjective
1 adjective (of answer, method etc) correct, accurateceart adj1  c m uthat's the right answer sin é an freagra ceartthat number isn't right níl an uimhir sin ceart, tá an uimhir sin mícheartdo it the right way déan mar is ceart éI can't get this tune right níl an fonn seo mar is ceart agam go fóill, tá ag teip orm an fonn seo a thabhairt liom i gceart that's right is fíor sin, sin éthat's right, I was there is fíor sin, bhí mé féin ann'You mean you told them?' 'That's right.' 'An bhfuil tú ag rá liom gur inis tú dóibh é?' 'D'inis.''Do I press this button?' 'That's right.' 'An mbrúfaidh mé an cnaipe seo?' 'Brúigh.' 2 adjective (of person) correct in opinionceart adj1  c m uhe thought it was broken and he was right shíl sé go raibh sé briste agus bhí an ceart aigeyou were right about her bhí an ceart agat fúithi sin you're absolutely right (also you're dead right informal) tá an ceart ar fad agat
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3 adjective (of action, decision etc) morally correctceart adj1  c m uI hope I've made the right decision tá súil agam go bhfuil an cinneadh ceart déanta agamis it right to keep animals in a zoo? an ceart ainmhithe a choimeád i zú?, an bhfuil sé ceart ná cóir ainmhithe a choimeád i zú?it's not right for a teacher to insult the pupils níor chóir do mhúinteoir na daltaí a mhaslú 4 adjective (of person) morally correctceart adj1  c m ucóir adj1  c m uyou were right to do it bhí an ceart agat é a dhéanamh, rinne tú an ceart 5 adjective in correct position, location etcceart adj1  c m uwe were going in the right direction bhíomar ag dul sa treo ceart, bhíomar ag dul an bealach ceartstand the box the right way up cuir an bosca ina sheasamh i gceartput on your jumper the right way round cuir ort do gheansaí mar is ceart, cuir do gheansaí ort an taobh ceart aniar 6 adjective as sth should beceart adj1  c m uhe knew something wasn't right with the music bhí a fhios aige go raibh rud éigin mícheart leis an gceol, bhí a fhios aige go raibh rud éigin cearr leis an gceolthe brakes don't feel right braithim go bhfuil rud éigin cearr leis na coscáin, níl na coscáin i gceartI don't feel right talking about her behind her back ní maith liom bheith ag cúlchaint fúithi, ní dóigh liom go bhfuil sé ceart bheith ag cúlchaint fúithihe wanted the song to sound just right bhí sé ag iarraidh go mbeadh an t-amhrán díreach i gceartthat price sounds about right déarfainn go bhfuil an praghas sin gar don mharc, déarfainn go bhfuil an praghas sin gar go leor dóthat dress looks right on her tá an gúna sin ag teacht léi, feileann an gúna sin dilet me see if it looks right fan go bhfeice mé an bhfuil cuma cheart air, fan go bhfeice mé an bhféachann sé i gceartthose trousers don't look right at all níl cuma ná déanamh ar an mbríste sin, níl cuma ná caoi ar an mbríste sinthat relationship didn't seem right bhí rud éigin ait faoin gcaidreamh sin 7 adjective suitable for particular situation, job etcmar is ceart  c m ucuí adj3  c m uyou don't have the right attitude níl an dearcadh ceart agather behaviour was right and proper d'iompair sí í féin mar ba chuíhe thinks he'd be right for the part ceapann sé gurb é féin ab fhearr don pháirt, síleann sé gurb é féin an duine ceart don pháirt 8 adjective fashionable, influential etche knows all the right people tá aithne aige ar na boic mhóra uilig, tá sé istigh leis na bodaigh mhóra uiligyou can see them in all the right places bíonn siad le feiceáil ag na mórócáidí uilig 9 adjective well, healthyi gceart  c m uI don't feel right ní mhothaím i gceart, níl mé ar fónamhshe's not right in the head níl sí i gceart, tá sí as a meabhair, tá sí bailithe sa chloigeann, tá sí ar shiúl sa chloigeann 10 informal adjective used for emphasisceart adj1  c m uamach is amachit's a right old mess praiseach cheart atá annthe garden was in a right state bhí drochbhail cheart ar an ngairdín, bhí drochbhail amach is amach ar an ngairdínthis play is a right laugh tá an-chraic sa dráma seo 11 adjective ANAT, MED (of body part) not leftdeas adj1  c m umy right hand mo lámh dheas, mo dheasóghe broke his right leg bhris sé a chos dheasshe scored with her right foot scóráil sí lena cos dheas, scóráil sí lena deasóg the right side of your mouth an taobh deas de do bhéalhis right shoe a bhróg dheas 12 adjective AUTO, COMP (of position, turning etc) not leftdeas adj1  c m uar dheis  c m uin the top right corner sa chúinne ag barr ar dheisthe right margin an t-imeall deas, an t-imeall ar dheison the right bank of the river ar bhruach deas na habhanntake the first right turn tóg an chéad chasadh ar dheis, glac an chéad tiontú ar dheisstay in the right lane fan sa lána ar dheis, fan sa lána deas 13 adjective POL right-wingar an eite dheas(de chuid) na heite deise 14 adjective usually BOX, SPOR with right handdeasóige  c m uhe hit him with a right jab bhuail sé le sacadh deasóige é
adverb
15 adverb correctlymar is ceart  c m ui gceart  c m umy name isn't spelt right níl m'ainm litrithe mar is ceart, níl m'ainm litrithe i gceartyou guessed right tá an ceart agat 16 adverb as sth should or would normally bei gceart  c m uceart  c m unothing is going right for me today níl dada ag dul i gceart dom inniudoes that shoe fit right? an bhfuil an bhróg sin ceart agat?, an bhfóireann an bhróg sin i gceart duit?make sure the shoulders sit right bí cinnte go luíonn na guaillí i gceartthis dress doesn't fit me right since I lost weight níl an gúna seo i gceart orm ó chaill mé meáchan 17 adverb in the direction opposite to leftar dheis  c m uturn right at the lights cas ar dheis ag na soilseshe looked right d'fhéach sí ar dheis 18 adverb exactly in locationdíreach  c m ugo díreach  c m uhe lives right beside me tá sé ina chónaí díreach in aice liomthey found it right in front of them fuair siad é díreach os a gcomhair amachI was right in the middle of it bhí mé díreach istigh ina lár, bhí mé istigh ina cheartlár 19 adverb immediatelydíreach  c m ushe came here right after work tháinig sí anseo díreach tar éis na hoibreshe got injured right before the match started gortaíodh í go díreach sular thosaigh an cluiche right now anois díreach she'll be right with you beidh sí leat anois díreach, beidh sí leat i gceann bomaitewe knew right from the start bhí a fhios againn ón tús, bhí a fhios againn ar an bpointe 20 adverb all the wayI could feel it right down to my toes mhothaigh mé é síos díreach go dtí mo chuid lúidíní, bhí mé ábalta é a mhothú síos chomh fada le mo chuid ladhrachathe plant grew right up to the ceiling d'fhás an planda suas chomh fada leis an tsíleáil, d'fhás an planda suas a fhad leis an tsíleáilhe ate it right out of my hand d'ith sé díreach amach as mo lámh éthe noise lasted right through the day mhair an trup an lá ar fad, bhí an torann ar siúl ó thús deireadh an lae, chuaigh an torann ar aghaidh ar feadh an lae 21 adverb completelywe're right out of sugar níl gráinne siúcra fágtha againn, tá an siúcra rite orainn, táimid rite as siúcrait went right out of my mind rinne mé dearmad glan air
noun
22 noun moral correctnessceart masc1  c m u the difference between right and wrong an difear idir ceart agus mícheart to be in the right an ceart a bheith agat to have right on your side an ceart a bheith agathe had to admit she was in the right b'éigean dó a admháil go raibh an ceart aici 23 noun side/direction etc opposite to left on the right ar dheis, ar an taobh deas, ar thaobh na láimhe deisethe pub is on the right tá an pub ar thaobh na láimhe deisethe room on the right is empty tá an seomra ar dheis folamhto drive on the right tiomáint ar an taobh deas on the right of sth ar an taobh deas de rud, ar thaobh na láimhe deise de rud it's on your right tá sé ar do dheis, tá sé ar thaobh do láimhe deiseto the right there's a hotel ar dheis tá óstán, ar thaobh na láimhe deise tá óstán from the right ó thaobh na láimhe deise, ón taobh deas take a right at the school gabh ar dheis ag an scoil, téigh ar dheis ag an scoil, cas ar dheis ag an scoilit's the first right after the traffic lights is é an chéad chasadh ar dheis é tar éis na soilse tráchta, is é an chéad tiontú ar dheis é i ndiaidh na soilse tráchtatake the second right tóg an dara casadh ar dheis, glac an dara tiontú ar dheis 24 noun hit with right handdeasóg fem2  c m uhe hit him a right to the head bhuail sé deasóg sa cheann air 25 noun SPOR, FTBL, HURL-CAM hand or foottaobh deasshe strikes on the right buaileann sí ar an taobh deaskeep him on his right coinnigh ar a thaobh deas é 26 noun moral or legal entitlementceart masc1  c m uyou have the right to do it tá sé de cheart agat é a dhéanamhmen and women have equal rights tá na cearta céanna ag fir agus mná, tá comhchearta ag fir agus mnáthey were well within their rights to complain bhí láncheart acu gearán a dhéanamhshe has right of access tá ceart rochtana aicithe house is now theirs by right is leo an teach anois ó cheart
verb
27 verb return to upright position TRANSITIVEceartaigh verb  c m ushe was able to right the dinghy bhí sí in ann an báidín a cheartú 28 verb make situation right again TRANSITIVEcuir ina cheart to right a wrong an éagóir a chur ina ceart
interjection
29 interjection getting attentionceart go leor  c m umaith go leoranois  c m uThat's enough! Right? Is leor sin! Ceart go leor?Right. Listen here to me. Anois. Éistigí liomsa. 30 interjection moving onto new topic/ideaceart go leor  c m umaith go leoranois  c m uRight. The next item. Ceart go leor. An chéad mhír eile. 31 interjection asking for confirmationnach bhfuil sé sin ceart?nach fíor sin?A metre is about a yard. Right? Is ionann méadar agus slat nó mar sin. Nach fíor sin? 32 interjection giving confirmation'You're leaving tomorrow?' 'Right.' 'Beidh tú ag imeacht amárach?' 'Beidh.''You're Nóra aren't you?' 'Right.' 'Is tusa Nóra, nach tú?' 'Is mé.''You want milk?' 'Right.' 'Bainne atá uait?' 'Is ea.' 33 interjection agreeing with a suggestion/requestceart go leor  c m umaith go leorgo breá  c m u'We'll all have breakfast before we go.' 'Right, ok.' 'Beidh an bricfeasta againn go léir sula n-imeoimid.' 'Maith go leor, go breá.' right you are ceart go leor, maith go leor, go breá 34 interjection expressing disagreement/disbeliefar ndóigh  c m ucinnte  c m uAnd you'll pay me back. Yeah right! Agus íocfaidh tú ar ais mé. Íocfaidh muise!; Agus íocfaidh tú ar ais mé. Ar ndóigh! 35 interjection checking sb is listening or understandsceart go leor?Do it like this. Right? Déan mar seo é. Ceart go leor? 36 interjection showing that you're listening and understandceart go leor  c m utá go maithmaith go leor'Take two of these every morning.' 'Right!' 'Tóg beirt acu seo gach maidin.' 'Ceart go leor!'; 'Tóg péire díobh seo gach maidin.' 'Tá go maith!'
phrases

by rights

le ceartó cheartby rights, you shouldn't have done it le ceart, níor chóir duit é a dhéanamhthat's my room by rights sin é mo sheomrasa ó cheart

to do right by sb

an ceart a dhéanamh le duinecaitheamh mar is ceart le duinehe did right by his family bhí sé go maith dá chlann, bhí sé ina cheann maith dá chlannif the government do right by the farmers má chaitheann an rialtas mar is ceart leis na feirmeoirí

to have a right to do sth

informal you had a right to come with us ba cheart duit teacht linn, bhí sé de cheart agat teacht linn

in your own right

asat féinshe's an artist in her own right is ealaíontóir í féinhe was able to sign it in his own right bhí sé féin ábalta é a shíniú

to put sb right

(also

to set sb right

) 1 correct sb's misunderstandingdon't hesitate to put us right ná bíodh aon leisce ort muid a cheartú, ná bíodh aon leisce ort a insint dúinn go bhfuilimid mícheart 2 make sb feel betterduine a chur ar a chompordduine a chur ar a shuaimhneas

to put sb/sth to rights

(also

to set sb/sth to rights

) rud/duine a chur ina chearthe put the house to rights chuir sé an teach ina cheart

the rights and wrongs of sth

they discussed the rights and wrongs of what he did labhair siad faoina raibh ceart nó mícheart leis an rud a rinne séthe rights and wrongs of this policy an polasaí seo, idir mhaith agus olc

right as rain

(also

as right as rain

) informal 1 not ill or injuredi mbarr do mhaitheasahe was as right as rain again the next day bhí sé i mbarr a mhaitheasa arís lá arna mhárach, bhí sé ar ais ar a sheanléim arís lá arna mhárach 2 good or satisfactorygo breátoghayou'll be right as rain after a nap beidh tú go breá tar éis néal codlata, beidh tú togha tar éis néal codlata

right away

ar an toirtláithreach bonnar an bpointe boisear an mbomaitewe'll be there right away beimid ansin láithreach bonn

right enough

informal 1 surprisinglyaisteach go leoriontas na n-iontasambaiste féinwe didn't think he'd come but, right enough, there he was níor cheapamar go dtiocfadh sé ach, aisteach go leor, bhí sé ansin; níor cheapamar go dtiocfadh sé ach, ambaiste féin, bhí sé ansin 2 confirming or agreeingis fíor duitanois ó deir tú é'I'm sick.' 'Right enough, you don't look well.' 'Tá mé tinn.' 'Anois ó deir tú é, níl cuma rómhaith ort.''She has a great voice.' 'She does, right enough.' 'Tá guth iontach aici.' 'Is fíor duit.'; 'Tá guth iontach aici.' 'Tá sin aici.'

right and ...

informal adverbit's right and cold today tá sé fuar go maith inniu, tá sé breá fuar inniuhe'll look right and stupid if he does that beidh cuma bhómánta amach is amach air má dhéanann sé é sin, beidh sé ina amadán críochnaithe má dhéanann sé é sin

the right place

an áit cheart

to be in the right place at the right time

bheith san áit cheart ag an am ceart

right, left and centre

1 in every directioni ngach treoi ngach airdsoir siarthey were firing right, left and centre bhí siad ag lámhach i ngach treo 2 everywherear fud na háitear fud an bhaillgach aon uile áittimpeall na háite ar fadpeople are throwing rubbish right, left and centre tá daoine ag caitheamh bruscair ar fud na háite 3 in large numbers/amountsas éadango tiubhthey're losing money right, left and centre tá siad ag cailleadh airgid as éadanthe goals were flying in right, left and centre bhí na cúil á scóráil go tiubh

right so

informal ceart go leor, mar singo breá, mar sinis ea, más earight so, we better make a start ceart go leor, mar sin, b'fhearr dúinn tosú; is ea, más ea, b'fhearr dúinn tosú

that's right

1 answering yesis fíor sinsin é'Do I pay for it now?' 'That's right.' 'An íocfaidh mé anois é?' 'Sin é.'; 'An íocfaidh mé anois é?' 'Déan.' 2 expressing annoyancesin éOh that's right! Tell the whole world! Sin é! Inis don saol mór é!

too right

d'fhéadfá a ráféadann tú é sin a ráthiocfadh leat é sin a rágan amhras

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