Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that constructs or repairs something. Often used in combination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose occupation is some kind of mechanical business; an artificer; a workman, especially a constructive workman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A builder or creator of something.
  • verb dated Common misspelling of write.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
  • noun United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)
  • noun influential United States architect (1869-1959)
  • noun United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960)
  • noun United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)
  • noun United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852)
  • noun someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English wryhta; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

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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.

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