What does Wright mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Wright:

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)


  1. Wright(ProperNoun)

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

  2. Wright(ProperNoun)

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

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

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

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


  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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce Wright?

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  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. Dorothea Brande:

    The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.

  2. Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell:

    These are truly some of the most exciting developments in aerospace since the Wright Brothers.

  3. Bertrand Piccard after landing:

    People told the Wright Brothers & us what we wanted to achieve was impossible, they were wrong !

  4. Bob Wright:

    If you want me to demonize this guy, I won't do it, but I wish to hell Bob Wright hadn't done this.

  5. Carl Sagan:

    They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

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