wright

noun \ ˈrīt \

Definition of wright

: a worker skilled in the manufacture especially of wooden objects usually used in combination
  • shipwright
  • wheelwright

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Origin and Etymology of wright

Middle English, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta worker, maker; akin to Old English weorc work — more at work


Wright

biographical name \ ˈrīt \

Definition of Wright

Frank Lloyd 1867–1959 American architect

Wright

biographical name

Definition of Wright

Joseph 1734–1797 Wright of Derby English painter

Wright

biographical name

Definition of Wright

Or*ville play \ˈȯr-vəl\ 1871–1948 and his brother Wilbur 1867–1912 American pioneers in aviation

Wright

biographical name

Definition of Wright

Richard 1908–1960 American author


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