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one who constructs something: a wheelwright; a playwright
Not to be confused with:
write – pen, author, draft, create, compose: I write at least three pages every day.
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One that constructs or repairs something. Often used in combination: a playwright; a shipwright.
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(Professions) (now chiefly in combination) a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specified: a playwright; a shipwright.
[Old English wryhta, wyrhta; related to Old Frisian wrichta, Old Saxon, Old High German wurhtio. See work]
1. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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. (Biography) Joseph. 1855–1930, British philologist; editor of The English Dialect Dictionary (1898–1905)
4. (Biography) 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. (Biography) Richard. 1908–60, US Black novelist and short-story writer, best known for the novel Native Son (1940)
6. (Biography) Wilbur (1867–1912) and his brother, Orville (1871–1948), US aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903)
7. (Biography) William, known as Billy. 1924–94, English footballer: winner of 105 caps
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a worker, esp. a constructive worker (used chiefly in combination): a wheelwright; a playwright.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wryhta, metathetic variant of wyrhta worker; akin to work]
1. Frank Lloyd, 1867–1959, U.S. architect.
2. Orville, 1871–1948, and his brother Wilbur, 1867–1912, U.S. aeronautical inventors.
3. Richard, 1908–60, U.S. novelist.
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|Noun||1.||Wright - United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)|
|2.||Wright - United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960)|
|3.||Wright - United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)|
|4.||Wright - United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)|
|5.||Wright - influential United States architect (1869-1959)|
|6.||Wright - United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852)|
|7.||wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)|
cartwright - a workman who makes and repairs carts and wagons
millwright - a workman who designs or erects mills and milling machinery
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