wright

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noun \ˈrīt\

Definition of wright

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

Origin and Etymology of wright

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


Wright

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biographical name \ˈrīt\

Definition of Wright

  1. Frank Lloyd 1867–1959 American architect


Wright

biographical name

Definition of Wright

  1. Joseph 1734–1797 Wright of Derby English painter


Wright

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Definition of Wright

  1. Or*villeplay \ˈȯr-vəl\ 1871–1948 and his brother Wilbur 1867–1912 American pioneers in aviation


Wright

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Definition of Wright

  1. Richard 1908–1960 American author



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