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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. slave(noun)

    a person who is owned by someone

  2. slave, striver, hard worker(noun)

    someone who works as hard as a slave

  3. slave(verb)

    someone entirely dominated by some influence or person

    "a slave to fashion"; "a slave to cocaine"; "his mother was his abject slave"

  4. slave, break one's back, buckle down, knuckle down(verb)

    work very hard, like a slave

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. slave(Noun)

    A person who is the property of another person and whose labor and also whose life often is subject to the owner's volition.

  2. slave(Noun)

    A person who is legally obliged by prior contract (oral or written) to work for another, with contractually limited rights to bargain; an indentured servant.

  3. slave(Noun)

    A person who is forced against his/her will to perform, for another person or other persons, sexual acts or other personal services on a regular or continuing basis.

  4. slave(Noun)

    A device that is controlled by another device.

  5. slave(Noun)

    An information worker who has signed a non-compete clause in return for employment.

  6. slave(Verb)

    To work hard.

    I was slaving all day over a hot stove.

  7. Origin: From <- sclave <- sclavus <- σκλάβος.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Slave(noun)

    see Slav

  2. Slave(noun)

    a person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another

  3. Slave(noun)

    one who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition

  4. Slave(noun)

    a drudge; one who labors like a slave

  5. Slave(noun)

    an abject person; a wretch

  6. Slave(verb)

    to drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave

  7. Slave(verb)

    to enslave

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Slave

    Slave was an Ohio funk band popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Trumpeter Steve Washington and Mark Hicks formed the group in Dayton, Ohio in 1975.

The Roycroft DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. slave

    A person with a servile mind, who quickly crooks the pregnant hinges of the knee, that thrift may follow fawning; who gratifies his wants either through cringing flattery or coercion, and who tyrannizes over others whenever he has a chance.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slave' in Nouns Frequency: #2116

Anagrams of slave »

  1. salve

  2. avels

  3. selva

  4. vales

  5. avels, salve, selva, vales


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