Charles, born 1935, U.S. poet.
Frances or Fanny, 1795–1852, U.S. abolitionist and social reformer, born in Scotland.
Frank Lloyd, 1867–1959, U.S. architect.
James, 1927–80, U.S. poet and translator.
Joseph (Wright of Derby) 1734–97, English painter.
Joseph, 1855–1935, English philologist and lexicographer.
Mary Kathryn (“Mickey”) born 1935, U.S. golfer.
[awr-vil] /ˈɔr vɪl/ (Show IPA), 1871–1948, and his brother Wilbur, 1867–1912, U.S. aeronautical inventors.
Richard, 1908–60, U.S. novelist.
[ruhs-uh l] /ˈrʌs əl/ (Show IPA), 1904–76, U.S. industrial designer.
Willard Huntington (S. S. Van Dine) 1888–1939, U.S. journalist, critic, and author.
a male given name.
(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
Old English wryhta, wrihta “worker” (Northumbrian wyrchta, Kentish werhta), variant of earlier wyhrta, from wyrcan “to work” (see work). Now usually in combinations (wheelwright, playwright, etc.) or as a common surname. Common West Germanic; cf. Old Saxon wurhito, Old Frisian wrichta, Old High German wurhto.
Wright (rīt), Sir Almroth Edward. 1861-1947.
British physician and pathologist who developed (1896) a vaccine against typhoid fever.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, near Quebec.
a vigorous, rhythmic ballroom dance popular in the 1920s. to dance the Charleston. a seaport in SE South Carolina. a city in and the capital of West Virginia, in the W part. a city in E central Illinois. a state in the E United States. 24,181 sq. mi. (62,629 sq. km). Capital: Charleston. Abbreviation: WV […]
a mountain in SE Nevada: highest peak in the Spring Mountains. 11,919 feet (3635 meters).
a former city in E Massachusetts: since 1874 a part of Boston; navy yard; battle of Bunker Hill June 17, 1775.