Playwright
Playwright Play"wright`, n. A maker or adapter of plays. [1913 Webster]

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  • playwright — (n.) 1680s, from PLAY (Cf. play) (n.) + WRIGHT (Cf. wright) …   Etymology dictionary

  • playwright — [n] person who writes for the theater author, dramatist, dramaturge, dramaturgist, librettist, scenarist, scripter, tragedian, writer; concept 348 …   New thesaurus

  • playwright — ► NOUN ▪ a person who writes plays …   English terms dictionary

  • playwright — [plā′rīt΄] n. [see WRIGHT] a person who writes plays; dramatist …   English World dictionary

  • Playwright — A playwright, also called a dramatist, is a person who writes plays. The term is not a variant spelling of playwrite , but something quite distinct: the word wright is an archaic English term for a craftsman or builder (as in a wheelwright or… …   Wikipedia

  • playwright — UK [ˈpleɪˌraɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms playwright : singular playwright plural playwrights someone who writes plays, especially as their job …   English dictionary

  • playwright — [[t]ple͟ɪraɪt[/t]] playwrights N COUNT A playwright is a person who writes plays. Syn: dramatist …   English dictionary

  • playwright — noun Etymology: 1play + obsolete wright maker more at wright Date: 1616 a person who writes plays …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • playwright — /play ruyt /, n. a writer of plays; dramatist. [1680 90; PLAY + WRIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

  • playwright — noun A writer and creator of theatrical plays. Syn: dramatist …   Wiktionary

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