from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that constructs or repairs something. Often used in combination: a playwright; a shipwright.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A builder or creator of something.
- v. Common misspelling of write.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is some kind of mechanical business; an artificer; a workman, especially a constructive workman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
- n. United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)
- n. influential United States architect (1869-1959)
- n. United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960)
- n. United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)
- n. United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852)
- n. someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
Middle English, from Old English wryhta; see werg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English wyrhta, from West Germanic *wurhtjo (as in Proto-Germanic *wurkijanan), from Proto-Indo-European *werǵ- (“to work”) (English work). Cognate with English wrought. (Wiktionary)