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1. s. s. van dine, willard huntington wright, wright

United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)

2. richard wright, wright

United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960)

3. wilbur wright, wright

United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)

4. orville wright, wright

United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)

5. frank lloyd wright, wright

influential United States architect (1869-1959)

6. fanny wright, frances wright, wright

United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852)

7. wright

someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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(now chiefly in combination)
a person who creates, builds, or repairs something specified
a playwright
a shipwright
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
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)
Joseph. 1855–1930, British philologist; editor of The English Dialect Dictionary (1898–1905)
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)
Richard. 1908–60, US Black novelist and short-story writer, best known for the novel Native Son (1940)
Wilbur (1867–1912) and his brother, Orville (1871–1948), US aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903)
William, known as Billy. 1924–94, English footballer: winner of 105 caps

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Frank Lloyd1867-1959; U.S. architect
Joseph1734-97; Eng. painter
called Wright of Derby
Orville1871-1948; U.S. airplane inventor with his brother Wilbur
Richard1908-60; U.S. novelist
Wilbur1867-1912; U.S. airplane inventor
a person who makes, constructs, or repairs
used chiefly in compounds
wheelwright, shipwright

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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One that constructs or repairs something. Often used in combination: a playwright; a shipwright.
American golfer who had 82 career wins, including four US Women's Open titles (1958, 1959, 1961, and 1964) and four Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship titles (1958, 1960, 1961, and 1963).
American author whose writing explores the oppression suffered by African Americans. His works include the novel Native Son (1940) and the autobiography Black Boy (1945).
British lexicographer and philologist who is best known for the six-volume The English Dialect Dictionary (1898-1905).
American aviation pioneer who with his brother Wilbur (1867–1912) invented the airplane. On December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made the first controlled, sustained flights in a powered heavier-than-air vehicle.
American poet who won a Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems (1971).
American architect whose distinctive style, based on natural forms, had a great influence on the modern movement in architecture. His designs include private homes, the Johnson Wax Company Building in Racine, Wisconsin (1939), and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (1959).
Scottish-born American reformer who lectured nationwide on women's rights, birth control, and public education and wrote Views of Society and Manners in America (1821).
American civil engineer who directed construction of the Erie Canal.
American biologist whose work in mathematical population genetics, especially the concept of genetic drift, was influential in the development of modern evolutionary biology.

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