Definitions for slavesleɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slavesleɪv(n.; v.)slaved, slav•ing.

  1. (n.)a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; bond servant.

  2. a person entirely under the domination of some influence or person.

  3. a drudge:

    a housekeeping slave.

  4. a mechanism under control of and repeating the actions of a similar mechanism.

    Category: Machinery

    Ref: Compare master (def. 17). 19

  5. (v.i.)to work like a slave; drudge.

  6. to engage in the slave trade.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (v.t.)Archaic. to enslave.

Origin of slave:

1250–1300; ME sclave < ML sclāvus (masc.), sclāva (fem.) slave, orig., Slav ; so called because Slavs were commonly enslaved in the early Middle Ages

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slave(noun)ɪv

    sb who is considered the property of another person and forced to work without pay

    white farmers who owned slaves

  2. slave(verb)ɪv

    to work very hard

    workers slaving in the coal mines

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

Freebase

  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 Dictionary

  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


Translations for slave

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

slave(noun)

a person who works for a master to whom he belongs

In the nineteenth century many Africans were sold as slaves in the United States.

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