wright

noun
\ ˈrīt How to pronounce wright (audio) \

Definition of wright

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: a worker skilled in the manufacture especially of wooden objects usually used in combination shipwrightwheelwright

Wright

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\ ˈrīt How to pronounce Wright (audio) \

Definition of Wright (Entry 2 of 5)

Frank Lloyd 1867–1959 American architect

Wright

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Definition of Wright (Entry 3 of 5)

Joseph 1734–1797 Wright of Derby English painter

Wright

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Definition of Wright (Entry 4 of 5)

Or*ville \ ˈȯr-​vəl How to pronounce Wright (audio) \ 1871–1948 and his brother Wilbur 1867–1912 American pioneers in aviation

Wright

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Definition of Wright (Entry 5 of 5)

Richard 1908–1960 American author

First Known Use of wright

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wright

Noun

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

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“Wright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wright. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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