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

  • n. A right-hand page of a book or the front side of a leaf, on the other side of the verso.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The front side of a flat object which is to be examined visually, as for reading, such as a sheet or a leaf or a coin or a medal.
  • n. Therefore, (printing) the right-hand page of a book of a script which reads from left to right, usually having an odd page number.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writ of right.
  • n. The right-hand page; -- opposed to verso.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, a writ of right, now abolished.
  • n. In printing, the right-hand page of an open book: opposed to the left-hand, reverso or verso.
  • n. In composition, rectal; of the rectum.

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

  • n. right-hand page


From Latin (foliō) rēctō, (the leaf) being right, ablative of rēctus, straight, right; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin rēctō foliō ("on the right leaf, on the right page"), the ablative of the Latin rēctus ("right"). Confer versus ("turned"). (Wiktionary)



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