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
Origin of wrightMiddle English from Old English wyrhta, a worker, maker from wyrcan, to work
- 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.