wright

[ rahyt ]
/ raɪt /

noun

a worker, especially a constructive worker (used chiefly in combination): a wheelwright; a playwright.

Origin of wright

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wright

right rite wright write

Definition for wright (2 of 2)

Wright
[ rahyt ]
/ raɪt /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wright (1 of 2)

wright
/ (raɪt) /

noun

(now chiefly in combination) a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specifieda playwright; a shipwright

Word Origin for wright

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

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Medicine definitions for wright

Wright
[ rīt ]
Sir Almroth Edward 1861-1947

British physician and pathologist who developed (1896) a vaccine against typhoid fever.
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