- a worker, especially a constructive worker (used chiefly in combination): a wheelwright; a playwright.
Origin of wright
- Charles,born 1935, U.S. poet.
- Frances or Fanny,1795–1852, U.S. abolitionist and social reformer, born in Scotland.
- Frank Lloyd,1867–1959, U.S. architect.
- James,1927–80, U.S. poet and translator.
- JosephWright of Derby, 1734–97, English painter.
- Joseph,1855–1935, English philologist and lexicographer.
- Mary KathrynMickey, born 1935, U.S. golfer.
- Or·ville [awr-vil] /ˈɔr vɪl/, 1871–1948, and his brother Wilbur, 1867–1912, U.S. aeronautical inventors.
- Richard,1908–60, U.S. novelist.
- Rus·sel [ruhs-uh l] /ˈrʌs əl/, 1904–76, U.S. industrial designer.
- Willard HuntingtonS. S. Van Dine, 1888–1939, U.S. journalist, critic, and author.
- a male given name.
Related Words for wrightartisan, specialist, journeyman, master, mechanic, maker, manufacturer, smith, wright, technician, machinist, blacksmith, artificer
Examples from the Web for wright
Contemporary Examples of wright
According to court papers, “[Wright] knew she was underage.”
NCIS managed to eavesdrop on phone calls Wright made to his mother, Valerie Burgess.
She said Wright, whom the girl refers to as the shorthand “J,” also sensed that the heat was on.
And though Wright kept a low profile for almost a year, he managed to solicit “Jane Doe” on online escort pages.
Once he was wearing bracelets, Wright quickly confessed to knowing that “Jane Doe” was a minor, according to court papers.
Historical Examples of wright
Wright—4-cylinder, water-cooled; 25 horse power; weight 200 pounds.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
It seems they have heard from Wright & Johnson and they're going to fight us.Frank Roscoe's Secret
This interrogatory was the last undergone by Captain Wright.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
There was no "mine" or "thine" in the diction of the Wright brothers; only "we" and "ours."The Age of Invention
Its president is Mrs. May Wright Sewall, who was one of its founders.
- (now chiefly in combination) a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specifieda playwright; a shipwright
Word Origin for wright
- 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
- 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)
- Joseph. 1855–1930, British philologist; editor of The English Dialect Dictionary (1898–1905)
- 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)
- Richard. 1908–60, US Black novelist and short-story writer, best known for the novel Native Son (1940)
- Wilbur (1867–1912) and his brother, Orville (1871–1948), US aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903)
- William, known as Billy . 1924–94, English footballer: winner of 105 caps
Old English wryhta, wrihta "worker" (Northumbrian wyrchta, Kentish werhta), variant of earlier wyhrta, from wyrcan "to work" (see work). Now usually in combinations (wheelwright, playwright, etc.) or as a common surname. Common West Germanic; cf. Old Saxon wurhito, Old Frisian wrichta, Old High German wurhto.
- British physician and pathologist who developed (1896) a vaccine against typhoid fever.