What does Mason mean?

Definitions for Mason
ˈmeɪ sənma·son

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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.


  1. mason

    A mason is a skilled worker who constructs or works with stone, concrete, brick, or similar material, often in building projects. The work can include creating structures like walls or buildings, or crafting decorative pieces. Masonry is a historically important craft, often requiring intensive training and apprenticeship.

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. Kathryn Kellogg:

    Recycling should really be viewed as a last resort rather than the first line of defense, we need to be recycling less, not more. The zero-waste community is going above and beyond recycling by addressing the source of the problem: humans are producing far too much waste. Blogger Kathryn Kellogg has stored the bulk of her waste in a mason jar for the past two years. (Instagram Photo/going.zero.waste) According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generate more than 250 million tons of trash while only recycling about 1.51 pounds of the approximately 4.5 pounds of waste each person creates daily. Zero waste does not mean producing no waste at all; it simply means sending nothing to a landfill, said Kellogg. While the philosophy of zero waste does include recycling, it embodies a whole-system approach to the vast amount of resources consumed and waste left behind. According to the Grassroots Recycling Network, the movement’s goal is to maximize recycling while minimizing waste and reducing consumption.

  2. Sportwear Nike on Monday:

    We have suspended our relationship with Mason Greenwood, we are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.

  3. Trey Boggs:

    We somewhat cheated by learning from the bootleggers down by the river outrunning the revenuers, the recipe is tried and true, the only difference is we pay taxes ... We make the real thing and use mason jars, nothing fancy.

  4. Andre Perry:

    Small Black-majority municipalities often are up against White state and county leaders who simply don't give their fellow citizens the same privileges because of the color of their skin, small Black-majority appears Mumpower values the assets and infrastructure of Mason Mayor Emmit Gooden more than the people.

  5. Pittsburgh Steelers:

    Mason vehemently denies the report of being accused of using a racial slur during the incident Thursday night in Cleveland.

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