What does MASON mean?

Definitions for MASON
ˈmeɪ sənma·son

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word MASON.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mason, George Masonnoun

    American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)

  2. Mason, James Mason, James Neville Masonnoun

    English film actor (1909-1984)

  3. Mason, A. E. W. Mason, Alfred Edward Woodley Masonnoun

    English writer (1865-1948)

  4. mason, stonemasonnoun

    a craftsman who works with stone or brick

  5. Freemason, Masonnoun

    a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love


  1. masonnoun

    One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.

  2. masonnoun

    A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason.

  3. masonverb

    To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to mason up a well or terrace; to mason in a kettle or boiler.

  4. Masonnoun

    for a stonemason.

  5. Masonnoun

    A Freemason.

  6. Masonnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  7. Etymology: From masoun, machun, from machun, masson, from Old Low *, from maitōn (compare German obsolete Metz, SteinSteinmetze), from (compare Old High German meizan, East Frisian matje, Old Norse meita), from mai-d- (compare Old Lithuanian apapmaitinti, Latvian maitat), enlargement of mei-. More at mean, mutate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MASONnoun

    A builder with stone.

    Etymology: maçon, French; machio, low Latin.

    Many find a reason very wittily before the thing be true; that the materials being left rough, are more manageable in the mason ’s hand than if they had been smooth. Henry Wotton.

    A mason that makes a wall meets with a stone that wants no cutting, and places it in his work. More.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masonnoun

    one whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes

  2. Masonnoun

    a member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason

  3. Masonverb

    to build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to mason up a well or terrace; to mason in a kettle or boiler

  4. Etymology: [F. maon, LL. macio, machio, mattio, mactio, marcio, macerio; of uncertain origin.]


  1. Mason

    Mason is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,382 at the 2010 census. Mason, together with Wilton, is home to Russell-Abbott State Forest.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mason

    mā′sn, n. one who cuts, prepares, and lays stones: a builder in stone: a member of the society of freemasons.—v.t. to build.—adjs. Mason′ic, relating to freemasonry; Mā′sonried, constructed of masonry.—n. Mā′sonry, the skill or practice of a mason: the work of a mason: the art of building in stone: freemasonry.—adj. consisting of mason-work.—n. Mas′ter-mā′son (see under Master). [O. Fr. masson (Fr. maçon)—Low L. macion-em; prob. Teut.; cf. Mid. High Ger. mezzo, a mason, whence steinmetz, a stone-mason, cog. with Old High Ger. meizan, to hew, whence Ger. meissel, a chisel.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MASON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mason is ranked #166 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mason surname appeared 160,213 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 54 would have the surname Mason.

    68.8% or 110,259 total occurrences were White.
    25.1% or 40,213 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 3,861 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 3,813 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 1,218 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 849 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for MASON »

  1. moans

  2. NOMAS

  3. monas

  4. manso

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MASON in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MASON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of MASON in a Sentence

  1. Michele Einhorn:

    I thought he was out here watching a YouTube video, ‘Cause I hear, ‘Fire in the hole!’ So I said, ‘No, Mason, don’t say that.'.

  2. Stacey Abrams:

    I tried to steam it open because I watched a lot of' Perry Mason.' It didn't work, and so I had to go vote in person.

  3. President Trump:

    I know you'll ask, will we be talking about meddling ? And I will absolutely bring that up, i don't think you'll have any,' Gee, I did it. I did it. You got me.' There won't be a Perry Mason here, I don't think.

  4. Greer Grammer:

    The next one in line is my 19-year-old, Mason, she’s in Emerson right now. She’s hoping to go forward in this world, maybe behind the camera more, I don’t know. She’s pretty much a film buff, but we’ll see what happens.

  5. Sonia Sotomayor:

    I noticed that [fictional defense attorney] Perry Mason was involved in a lot of the same kinds of investigative work that I had been fascinated with reading Nancy Drew, so I decided to become a lawyer, once I focused on becoming a lawyer, I never deviated from that goal.

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