Wright meaning

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A person who makes, constructs, or repairs.

Wheelwright, shipwright.

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One that constructs or repairs something. Often used in combination.

A playwright; a shipwright.

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1734-97; Eng. painter.
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(dated) Common misspelling of write.
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1867-1959; U.S. architect.
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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.

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1871-1948; U.S. airplane inventor with his brother Wilbur.
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1908-60; U.S. novelist.
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1867-1912; U.S. airplane inventor.
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A British occupational surname from a maker of machinery; found in many combinations such as Cartwright.
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An American surname; also a confused anglicization of the French le droit.
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(obsolete) A builder or creator of something.
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Origin of wright

  • Middle English from Old English wryhta werg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English wyrhta, from West Germanic *wurhtjo (as in Proto-Germanic *wurkijanÄ…), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ- (“to work") (English work). Cognate with English wrought.

    From Wiktionary