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Wright \Wright\, n. [OE. wrighte, writhe, AS. wyrtha, fr. wyrcean to work. [root]145. See Work.] 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.

He was a well good wright, a carpenter.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English wryhta, wrihta (Northumbrian wyrchta, Kentish werhta) "worker," variant of earlier wyhrta, from wyrcan "to work" (see work (v.)). Now usually in combinations (wheelwright, playwright, etc.) or as a surname. Common West Germanic; cognate with Old Saxon wurhito, Old Frisian wrichta, Old High German wurhto.


Etymology 1 n. (context obsolete English) A builder or creator of something. Etymology 2

vb. (context dated English) (misspelling of write English)

Wright, WY -- U.S. town in Wyoming
Population (2000): 1347
Housing Units (2000): 544
Land area (2000): 2.748952 sq. miles (7.119752 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.748952 sq. miles (7.119752 sq. km)
FIPS code: 85015
Located within: Wyoming (WY), FIPS 56
Location: 43.754988 N, 105.490691 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 82732
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Wright, WY
Wright, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
Population (2000): 21697
Housing Units (2000): 10004
Land area (2000): 5.469406 sq. miles (14.165696 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.068969 sq. miles (0.178630 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.538375 sq. miles (14.344326 sq. km)
FIPS code: 78800
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 30.446373 N, 86.635420 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Wright, FL
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Ohio
Population (2000): 6656
Housing Units (2000): 2096
Land area (2000): 11.693277 sq. miles (30.285447 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.087239 sq. miles (0.225949 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 11.780516 sq. miles (30.511396 sq. km)
FIPS code: 86660
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 39.798708 N, 84.083988 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Wright-Patterson AFB
Wright, OH
Wright, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 93
Housing Units (2000): 44
Land area (2000): 1.548659 sq. miles (4.011009 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.548659 sq. miles (4.011009 sq. km)
FIPS code: 71824
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 46.672033 N, 93.006866 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 55798
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Wright, MN
Wright -- U.S. County in Iowa
Population (2000): 14334
Housing Units (2000): 6559
Land area (2000): 580.722878 sq. miles (1504.065286 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.816264 sq. miles (4.704103 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 582.539142 sq. miles (1508.769389 sq. km)
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.729717 N, 93.750180 W
Wright, IA
Wright County
Wright County, IA
Wright -- U.S. County in Missouri
Population (2000): 17955
Housing Units (2000): 7957
Land area (2000): 682.125963 sq. miles (1766.698058 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.054945 sq. miles (2.732295 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 683.180908 sq. miles (1769.430353 sq. km)
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 37.227226 N, 92.468021 W
Wright, MO
Wright County
Wright County, MO
Wright -- U.S. County in Minnesota
Population (2000): 89986
Housing Units (2000): 34355
Land area (2000): 660.754275 sq. miles (1711.345644 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 53.634782 sq. miles (138.913443 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 714.389057 sq. miles (1850.259087 sq. km)
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 45.188927 N, 93.915814 W
Wright, MN
Wright County
Wright County, MN
Wright (electoral district)

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 the County of Ottawa riding. The electoral district was abolished in 1947 when it was merged into Gatineau riding.

Wright (disambiguation)

Wright an occupational surname originating in England, meaning worker or shaper of wood. Wright or Wrights may also refer to:

Wright (English cricketer)

Wright (first name and dates unknown) was an English cricketer who was associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and made his first-class debut in 1829.


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. Wright is also an anglicized version of the Scots Gaelic clan name " MacIntyre" or "Mac an t-Saoir", meaning "son of the wright" (son of the carpenter).

The word carpentier, now "carpenter", was introduced into England in 1066 and slowly replaced the traditional name and meaning of wright. Wright is the sixteenth most common surname in England. Its use as an occupational title continued until the mid-19th century. Its occupational use was often combined with other words such as in wheelwright or playwright.

Wright (lunar crater)

Wright is a lunar impact crater that is located near the western limb of the Moon. It lies on the irregular plain between the Montes Cordillera and Montes Rook, two ring-shaped mountain ranges that surround the Mare Orientale. Just to the southeast of the crater is the slightly larger crater Shaler. To the north of Wright is the crater Pettit.

The outer rim of Wright is somewhat irregular, with an outward bulge along the northeastern side. The rim is sharp-edged, and the inner walls have slumped down to form a shelf along parts of the side. The interior floor is uneven surfaced, particularly in the eastern half. The satellite crater Wright A lies about half a crater diameter to the south-southwest, along the edge of the Montes Cordillera.

Due to the location of this crater, it is viewed nearly edge-on from Earth, limiting the amount of detail that can be seen. In addition, this crater can sometimes become hidden from sight due to libration of the Moon in its orbit.

Wright (ADL)

In software architecture, Wright is an architecture description language developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Wright formalizes a software architecture in terms of concepts such as components, connectors, roles, and ports. The dynamic behavior of different ports of an individual component is described using the Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) process algebra. The roles that different components interacting through a connector can take are also described using CSP. Due to the formal nature of the behavior descriptions, automatic checks of port/role compatibility, and overall system consistency can be performed.

Wright was principally developed by Robert Allen and David Garlan.

Wright (Martian crater)

Wright Crater is an impact crater in the Phaethontis quadrangle of Mars, located at 58.9°S latitude and 151.0°W longitude. It measures 115.0 kilometers in diameter and was named after American astronomer William Hammond Wright. The naming was approved by the IAU in 1973. The first image below shows the relationship among three craters that are near each other.

Wikikeelertrumplerwright.png|MOLA image showing the relationship among Wright, Keeler, and Trumpler Craters. Colors indicate elevations. Wikiwright.jpg|Wright Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Wikiwrightdevils.jpg|Floor of Wright Crater, showing dust devil tracks, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Note: this is an enlargement of the previous image of Wright Crater.

Usage examples of "wright".

Jacob and Stephen Maturin had been talking about the pleasanter sides of their evening with Mr Wright as they sharpened their instruments on variety of hones and oilstones by the Argand light in the orlop.

For a good while the flaw in the one corrupt cryptogram frustrated their efforts, but as the night wore on Wright worked it out.

Chelsea Wright, a college student who, in a bizarre coincidence, anonymously donated eggs at the Westwood fertility clinic under investigation.

You probably know that a young woman who donated eggs to the clinic, Chelsea Wright, was murdered.

Millions of these publications circulated throughout America and Europe, and if a man had even a shred of interest in the soil, his expectations were bound to be aroused, for the corn raised by Farmer Bigley, who had emigrated from Illinois, stood seven feet tall and the melons produced by Farmer Wright were so big they could scarcely be lifted.

Then he from Jop did take the horn and blow: So loud and shrill, he warned good John Wright, Who soon struck out the roller with great slight.

And a sudden gust of fear blew through Michel, as cold as any katabatic downdraught in Wright Valley: he might, out of his own fear, be stopping something with greatness in it.

Boyle, plus Wright, Detective Captain Evans and Detective Kolinsky burst into the home and rushed the kitchen.

Houston friends John Farneti, Riley Barber, Steve Epstein, Andy Muggins, Ron Shock, and Tracy Wright are tremendous storytellers and interviewing them can hardly be called work.

They passed the United States snag boat, Wright, directly after leaving Kansas City and in the evening paddled by Berlin.

Phil Pickard and Garrett Wright put in a lot of time with the kids as well.

Despite this setback the book was a great success, both with the reviewers and with such old friends as Lenore Smith, Charlie Campbell, Ed Chamberlin, John Wright, Nina Rhoades and Mabel Brown Spencer.

A man named Craig Wright spent many frustrating years as the sabermetrician with the Texas Rangers, and then many more consulting other big league teams.

Captain Wright and forty sowars of the 11th Bengal Lancers with Captain Baker of the 2nd Bombay Grenadiers and transport officer at the Malakand, started at dawn on the 27th, by the road from the north camp.

Jimmy Stewart, Josh Logan, John Swope, Martha Edens, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, William Wyler, Billy Wilder, Nancy Keith, Diana Vreeland, Fredric and Florence March, Truman Capote, Millicent and Paul Osborn, Bill and Greta Wright, Sara Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Bill Francisco, Peter Hunt, Charles and Ray Fames, Joseph Cotten, Hank Potter, George Cukor, Jules Stein, King Vidor, Swifty Lazar, George Axelrod, Kathleen Malley, Kenneth Wagg, my grandmother, and most of all my brother, Bill.