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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", or "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 thirteenth most common surname in the United Kingdom. Its use as an occupational title continued until the mid-19th century. Its occupational use was often combined with other words such as wheelwright or playwright.

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Crispin Wright
... Crispin Wright (born 1942) is a British philosopher, who has written on neo-Fregean philosophy of mathematics, Wittgenstein's later philosophy, and on issues related to truth ... Crispin Wright is founder and director of Arché, which he left in September 2009 to take up leadership of the new Northern Institute of Philosophy (NIP) at the University of Aberdeen ... Wright is one of the major proponents of neo-logicism, alongside his frequent collaborator Bob Hale ...
Wright - People With The Family Name - W
... Wallace Duffield Wright, British soldier Whitaker Wright, English businessman Wilbur Wright (1867–1912), American airplane inventor Will Wright (actor) (born 1891), American character actor Will ... Van Dine, American writer, also known as Willard Huntington Wright William Wright (disambiguation), several people Wm ... Robert Wright, Latter Day Saint historian Winky Wright, American boxer The Wright brothers (Wilbur and Orville Wright), airplane inventors ...
Aerial Experiment Association - Origins
... Curtiss had visited the Wright Cycle Company to discuss aeronautical engineering with Wilbur and Orville Wright, and wrote offering them use of a 50 hp engine, but Wilbur cordially declined, assuring ... the first person killed in an airplane accident while flying with one of the Wright Brothers on 17 September 1908 ...
Pink Floyd
... of university students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett ... With Waters, Mason, Wright and Gilmour, Pink Floyd achieved critical and commercial success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979) ... Wright left the group in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985 ...
Wasmuth Portfolio
... folio of 100 lithographs of the work of the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) ... Titled Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright, it was published in Germany in 1910 by the Berlin publisher Ernst Wasmuth, with an accompanying monograph by Wright ... It was the first publication of any of Wright's work to appear anywhere in the world, as Wright had not published any of his work in his twenty previous years of ...

More definitions of "Wright":

  • (noun): United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960).
    Synonyms: Richard Wright
  • (noun): Someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination).
  • (noun): United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912).
    Synonyms: Wilbur Wright
  • (noun): United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948).
    Synonyms: Orville Wright

Famous quotes containing the word wright:

    ... the yearly expenses of the existing religious system ... exceed in these United States twenty millions of dollars. Twenty millions! For teaching what? Things unseen and causes unknown!... Twenty millions would more than suffice to make us wise; and alas! do they not more than suffice to make us foolish?
    —Frances Wright (1795–1852)

    O sinewy silver biplane, nudging the wind’s withers!
    There, from Kill Devils Hill at Kitty Hawk
    Two brothers in their twinship left the dune;
    Warping the gale, the Wright wind wrestlers veered
    Capeward, then blading the wind’s flank, banked and spun.
    Hart Crane (1899–1932)

    All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable.
    —Frank Lloyd Wright (1869–1959)