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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wright, Willard Huntington Wright, S. S. Van Dine(noun)

    United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)

  2. Wright, Richard Wright(noun)

    United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960)

  3. Wright, Wilbur Wright(noun)

    United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)

  4. Wright, Orville Wright(noun)

    United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)

  5. Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright(noun)

    influential United States architect (1869-1959)

  6. Wright, Frances Wright, Fanny Wright(noun)

    United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852)

  7. wright(noun)

    someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)

Wiktionary

  1. Wright(ProperNoun)

    A British occupational surname from a maker of machinery; found in many combinations such as Cartwright.

    Etymology: wyrhta, from wurhtjo (as in wurkijanan), from werǵ- (English work). Cognate with English wrought.

  2. Wright(ProperNoun)

    An American surname; also a confused anglicization of the French le droit

    Etymology: wyrhta, from wurhtjo (as in wurkijanan), from werǵ- (English work). Cognate with English wrought.

Wikipedia

  1. Wright

    Wright is an occupational surname originating in England. The term 'Wright' comes from the circa 700 AD Old English word 'wryhta' or 'wyrhta', meaning worker or shaper of wood. Later it became any occupational worker (for example, a shipwright is a person who builds ships), and is used as a British family name. The word's use as an occupational title continued until the mid-19th century, often combined with other words such as in shipwright, wheelwright, wainwright and playwright. As of 2014, Wright was the eleventh most common surname in England.The word carpentier, now "carpenter", was introduced into England in the years after the Norman conquest in 1066 and slowly replaced the traditional name and meaning of wright in most of England. 'Wright' is still used in Scottish English in the original meaning of 'skilled woodworker'. The Incorporation of Wrights of the Trades House of Glasgow, and the Incorporation of Wrights and Masons of Edinburgh Trades retain the word in its original meaning in their role of promoting the woodworking trade. Wright is also an anglicised version of the Scots Gaelic clan name "MacIntyre" or "Mac an t-Saoir", meaning "son of the wright" (son of the carpenter). In Ireland, the native Gaelic Mac an Cheairt sept of County Mayo occasionally changed their name to Wright. This is a literal translation meaning, "son of the right or righteous".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wright(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. wrighte, writhe, AS. wyrtha, fr. wyrcean to work. 145. See Work.]

Freebase

  1. Wright

    Wright was a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1896 to 1948. This riding was created in 1892 from parts of Ottawa County riding. The electoral district was abolished in 1947 when it was merged into Gatineau riding.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wright

    rīt, n. a maker (chiefly used in compounds, as ship-wright, &c.). [A.S. wyrhtawyrht, a work—wyrcan, to work.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Wright' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4493

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wright in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Wright in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Tata:

    He had the Jeremiah Wright philosophy. He had the Weather Underground philosophy. And so he had all the insurgent philosophy of how to undermine American values and American way of life and American foreign policy, which he is effectively done.

  2. The Economist:

    Our conclusion is that Mr Wright could well be Mr Nakamoto, but that important questions remain, indeed, it may never be possible to establish beyond reasonable doubt who really created bitcoin.

  3. Steve Schmidt:

    Every winning nominee and every winning presidential candidate walks many lonely miles through the valley of the shadow of political death -- and resiliency is the chief virtue required for victory, john McCain understood that, as did Barack Obama -- while going through the Rev. (Jeremiah) Wright debacle -- as did George W. Bush, after losing to John McCain in New Hampshire in 2000, and there are many other examples.

  4. Carl Sagan:

    But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

  5. Juni Ganguli:

    We have been working towards this for about a month or so, since we suspected Billy Ray Turner was going to testify against Lorenzen Wright, our defense was going to be that Sherra recruited Billy Ray Turner to kill Lorenzen Wright because Billy Ray Turner had beaten Sherra for years.

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