Origin of wrightMiddle English from Old English wyrhta, a worker, maker from wyrcan, to work
The definition of a wright is someone who makes or repairs something.
An example of a wright is a playwright which means a person who creates plays.
a person who makes, constructs, or repairs: used chiefly in compounds: wheelwright, shipwright
- 1867-1959; U.S. architect
- 1734-97; Eng. painter: called Wright of Derby
- 1871-1948; U.S. airplane inventor with his brother Wilbur
- 1908-60; U.S. novelist
- 1867-1912; U.S. airplane inventor
One that constructs or repairs something. Often used in combination: a playwright; a shipwright.
Origin of wrightMiddle English from Old English wryhta ; see werg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present wrights, present participle wrighting, simple past and past participle wrighted)
- (dated) Common misspelling of write.
- 2 (1893); William Wright, History of the Big Bonanza (Hartford, Conn., 1876); C. H.
- By Arnold Wright (London, 1910).
- Wright, The Antiquities of the Town of Halifax (Leeds, 1738); John Watson, The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax (London, 1775) John Crabtree, A Concise History of the Parish and Vicarage of Halifax (Halifax and London, 1836).
- Meanwhile Wright, Ward and Sayce had all suggested " Hittite " as a substitute for " Hamathite," because no other N.
- Wright, Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages, p. 16).