wright

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wright was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wright. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

wright

noun
: a worker especially in wood
usually used in combination

Biographical Definition

Wright 1 of 4

biographical name (1)

Frank Lloyd 1867–1959 American architect

Wright

2 of 4

biographical name (2)

Joseph 1734–1797 Wright of Derby English painter

Wright

3 of 4

biographical name (3)

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

Wright

4 of 4

biographical name (4)

Richard 1908–1960 American author
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