Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a proper manner; correctly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Rightly, correctly; in the right way or form.
  • v. To make right; put right; arrange or treat properly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Rightly; correctly; in a right way or form; without mistake or crime.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rightly; in a right way or form; without error or fault.
  • To or toward the right hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an accurate manner

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English ariht : a-, on; see a-2 + riht, right; see right.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English ariȝt, ariht, from Old English āriht ("aright, properly"), from earlier *an riht, on riht ("rightly"), corresponding to a (prep.) +‎ right. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English arighten, arihten ("to raise up"); and Middle English iriȝten, irihten, ȝerihten ("to make right, correct, erect"), from Old English ġerihtan ("to set right"), equivalent to a- +‎ right. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The poor man is not (if we use the term aright) the fellow of the rich one; but he is a being of another species.

    democracy in America, volume 1

  • The poor man is not (if we use the term aright) the fellow of the rich one; but he is the being of another species.

    American Institutions and Their Influence

  • (if we use the term aright) the fellow of the rich one; but he is a being of another species.

    Democracy in America — Volume 1

  • Now I understand that resolving aright is very important.

    Gretchen Rubin: 6 Tips for Sticking to Your Resolutions

  • Half an hour later, returning, from setting the cabin aright, to the steerage for Kwaque to serve him with a bottle of beer,

    CHAPTER X

  • Heads up – actually, Microsoft has long had something better called the MSDNAA if I recall the acronym aright which also operates in Australia.

    Free Microsoft developer tools for Aussie university students | Lifehacker Australia

  • "As a rule, they go asexual-celibate, if I remember your word aright," I told her.

    Explorations

  • This, if I have understood it aright, is not the purpose of the Nobel Lecture either, for it should serve far more to give the lay public a glimpse into the world of thought and work of the research scientist, just as the distinguished founder of this prize was a layman himself.

    Robert Bárány - Nobel Lecture

  • This skill to divide the word aright, is practical wisdom in considering the word of God, -- to take out not only that which is substantial food for the souls of men, but what is meet food for them to whom we preach.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • To be spiritually skilled therein is one of the principal furnishments of any for the work of the ministry, without which they will never be able to divide the word aright, nor show themselves workmen that need not be ashamed.

    Pneumatologia

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