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wright

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[ rahyt ]

noun

  1. a worker, especially a constructive worker (used chiefly in combination):

    a wheelwright; a playwright.



Wright

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[ rahyt ]

noun

  1. Charles, born 1935, U.S. poet.
  2. Frances or Fanny, 1795–1852, U.S. abolitionist and social reformer, born in Scotland.
  3. Frank Lloyd, 1867–1959, U.S. architect.
  4. James, 1927–80, U.S. poet and translator.
  5. Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–97, English painter.
  6. Joseph, 1855–1935, English philologist and lexicographer.
  7. Mary Kathryn Mickey, born 1935, U.S. golfer.
  8. Or·ville [awr, -vil], 1871–1948, and his brother Wilbur, 1867–1912, U.S. aeronautical inventors.
  9. Richard, 1908–60, U.S. novelist.
  10. Rus·sel [ruhs, -, uh, l], 1904–76, U.S. industrial designer.
  11. Willard Huntington S. S. Van Dine, 1888–1939, U.S. journalist, critic, and author.
  12. a male given name.

Wright

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/ raɪt /

noun

  1. WrightFrank Lloyd18691959MUSARCHITECTURE: architect 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. WrightJoseph17341797MBritishARTS AND CRAFTS: painter 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)
  3. WrightJoseph18551930MBritishLANGUAGE: philologist Joseph. 1855–1930, British philologist; editor of The English Dialect Dictionary (1898–1905)
  4. WrightJudith (Arundel)19152000FAustralianWRITING: poetWRITING: criticSCIENCE: conservationist 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)
  5. WrightRichard19081960MUSWRITING: novelistWRITING: short-story writer Richard. 1908–60, US Black novelist and short-story writer, best known for the novel Native Son (1940)
  6. WrightWilbur18671912M WrightOrville18711948M Wilbur (1867–1912) and his brother, Orville (1871–1948), US aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903)
  7. WrightWilliam19241994MEnglishSPORT AND GAMES: footballer William, known as Billy . 1924–94, English footballer: winner of 105 caps


wright

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/ raɪt /

noun

  1. now chiefly in combination a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specified

    a playwright

    a shipwright

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wright1

before 900; Middle English; Old English wryhta, metathetic variant of wyrhta “worker”; akin to work
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Word History and Origins

Origin of wright1

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

Still, enthusiasts are describing Ingenuity’s planned airborne exercises as nothing short of a Wright Brothers moment—the first powered flight of an aircraft on a planet other than Earth.

From Time

Wright highlights three moments at which America could’ve have gotten things right but, for various reasons, didn’t.

From Vox

He was already here when Wright was hired to replace Allen as team president — exactly the kind of statement the team needed to make with such a forward-facing position.

Wright said that the reason for the success in Asia in particular is “the fact that we maintain local language publications, which allows us to connect with a broader spectrum of partner publications regionally.”

From Digiday

This cycle, further encouraged by subsidies, has continued for decades and is a good example of a technology trend called Wright’s Law.

Among African Americans, the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or Jeremiah Wright cannot do it.

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.

Editor's Note: This story had been amended to clarify Jeffrey Wright's Naval service.

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!

When he returned to his hotel he found on his table a letter superscribed in Gordon Wright's hand.

Gordon Wright stood there, looking at him—with a gaze which Bernard returned for a moment before bidding him to come in.

With Wright's stain it can be brought out by staining longer and washing less than for the ordinary blood-stain.

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