Wright Definition

rīt
noun
A person who makes, constructs, or repairs.
Wheelwright, shipwright.
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(obsolete) A builder or creator of something.

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Synonyms:
Willard Huntington WrightS. S. Van Dinerichard wrightWilbur WrightOrville Wrightfrank lloyd wrightFanny Wrightfrances wrightwheelwrightshipwright
proper name
1867-1959; U.S. architect.
Webster's New World
1734-97; Eng. painter.
Webster's New World
1871-1948; U.S. airplane inventor with his brother Wilbur.
Webster's New World
1908-60; U.S. novelist.
Webster's New World
1867-1912; U.S. airplane inventor.
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pronoun

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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verb

(dated) Common misspelling of write.

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Other Word Forms of Wright

Noun

Singular:
wright
Plural:
wrights

Origin of Wright

  • 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

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

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

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