wright

[ rahyt ]
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noun
  1. a worker, especially a constructive worker (used chiefly in combination): a wheelwright; a playwright.

Origin of wright

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English wryhta, metathetic variant of wyrhta “worker”; akin to work

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Other definitions for Wright (2 of 2)

Wright
[ rahyt ]

noun
  1. Charles, born 1935, U.S. poet.

  2. Frances or Fanny, 1795–1852, U.S. abolitionist and social reformer, born in Scotland.

  1. Frank Lloyd, 1867–1959, U.S. architect.

  2. James, 1927–80, U.S. poet and translator.

  3. Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–97, English painter.

  4. Joseph, 1855–1935, English philologist and lexicographer.

  5. Mary Kathryn "Mickey", born 1935, U.S. golfer.

  6. Or·ville [awr-vil], /ˈɔr vɪl/, 1871–1948, and his brother Wilbur, 1867–1912, U.S. aeronautical inventors.

  7. Richard, 1908–60, U.S. novelist.

  8. Rus·sel [ruhs-uhl], /ˈrʌs əl/, 1904–76, U.S. industrial designer.

  9. Willard Huntington S. S. Van Dine, 1888–1939, U.S. journalist, critic, and author.

  10. a male given name.

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How to use wright in a sentence

  • To Americans Mrs. wright is interesting by reason of her patriotism, which amounted to a passion.

  • By its operation Gordon wright, the most sensible man of our acquaintance, is reduced to the level of infancy!

    Confidence | Henry James
  • When he returned to his hotel he found on his table a letter superscribed in Gordon wright's hand.

    Confidence | Henry James
  • Gordon wright stood there, looking at him—with a gaze which Bernard returned for a moment before bidding him to come in.

    Confidence | Henry James
  • With wright's stain it can be brought out by staining longer and washing less than for the ordinary blood-stain.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd

British Dictionary definitions for wright (1 of 2)

wright

/ (raɪt) /


noun
  1. (now chiefly in combination) a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specified: a playwright; a shipwright

Origin of wright

1
Old English wryhta, wyrhta; related to Old Frisian wrichta, Old Saxon, Old High German wurhtio. See work

British Dictionary definitions for Wright (2 of 2)

Wright

/ (raɪt) /


noun
  1. Frank Lloyd. 1869–1959, US architect, whose designs include the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1916), the Guggenheim Museum, New York (1943), and many private houses. His "organic architecture" sought a close relationship between buildings and their natural surroundings

  2. Joseph, known as Wright of Derby . 1734–97, British painter, noted for his paintings of industrial and scientific subjects, esp The Orrery (?1765) and The Air Pump (1768)

  1. Joseph. 1855–1930, British philologist; editor of The English Dialect Dictionary (1898–1905)

  2. Judith (Arundel). 1915–2000, Australian poet, critic, and conservationist. Her collections of poetry include The Moving Image (1946), Woman to Man (1949), and A Human Pattern (1990)

  3. Richard. 1908–60, US Black novelist and short-story writer, best known for the novel Native Son (1940)

  4. Wilbur (1867–1912) and his brother, Orville (1871–1948), US aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903)

  5. William, known as Billy . 1924–94, English footballer: winner of 105 caps

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