AskDefine | Define wright

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wright \Wright\, n. [OE. wrighte, writhe, AS. wyrtha, fr. wyrcean to work. [root]145. See Work.] One who is engaged in a mechanical or manufacturing business; an artificer; a workman; a manufacturer; a mechanic; esp., a worker in wood; -- now chiefly used in compounds, as in millwright, wheelwright, etc. [1913 Webster] He was a well good wright, a carpenter. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

Wright

Noun

1 United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939) [syn: Willard Huntington Wright, S. S. Van Dine]
2 United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960) [syn: Richard Wright]
3 United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912) [syn: Wilbur Wright]
4 United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948) [syn: Orville Wright]
5 influential United States architect (1869-1959) [syn: Frank Lloyd Wright]
6 United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852) [syn: Frances Wright, Fanny Wright]
7 someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
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English

Etymology

Old English wyrhta

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Noun

  1. A builder or creator of something.
The word wright is an archaic English term for a craftsman or builder (e.g. a shipwright is a person who builds ships) and a common English family name.

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