What does slave mean?

Definitions for slave
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slavenoun

    a person who is owned by someone

  2. slave, striver, hard workernoun

    someone who works as hard as a slave

  3. slaveverb

    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 downverb

    work very hard, like a slave

Wiktionary

  1. slavenoun

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

    Etymology: From <- sclave <- sclavus <- σκλάβος.

  2. slavenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From <- sclave <- sclavus <- σκλάβος.

  3. slavenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From <- sclave <- sclavus <- σκλάβος.

  4. slavenoun

    A device that is controlled by another device.

    Etymology: From <- sclave <- sclavus <- σκλάβος.

  5. slavenoun

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

    Etymology: From <- sclave <- sclavus <- σκλάβος.

  6. slaveverb

    To work hard.

    I was slaving all day over a hot stove.

    Etymology: From <- sclave <- sclavus <- σκλάβος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slavenoun

    see Slav

  2. Slavenoun

    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. Slavenoun

    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. Slavenoun

    a drudge; one who labors like a slave

  5. Slavenoun

    an abject person; a wretch

  6. Slaveverb

    to drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave

  7. Slaveverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slave

    slāv, n. a captive in servitude: any one in bondage: a serf: one who labours like a slave: a drudge: one wholly under the will of another: one who has lost all power of resistance.—v.i. to work like a slave: to drudge.—adj. Slave′-born, born in slavery.—ns. Slave′-drī′ver, one who superintends slaves at their work; Slave′-fork, a long and heavy branch into the forked end of which a slave's neck is fixed to prevent his escaping from the slave-trader's gang.—adj. Slave′-grown, grown on land worked by slaves.—ns. Slave′-hold′er, an owner of slaves; Slave′-hold′ing; Slave′-hunt, a hunt after runaway slaves; Slā′ver, a ship employed in the slave-trade; Slā′very, the state of being a slave: serfdom: the state of being entirely under the will of another: bondage: drudgery; Slave′-ship, a ship used for transporting slaves.—n.pl. Slave′-states, those states of the American Union which maintained domestic slavery before the Civil War—Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee.—ns. Slave′-trade, the trade of buying and selling slaves; Slave′-trā′der, a trader in slaves; Slā′vey (slang), a domestic drudge, a maid-servant.—adj. Slā′vish, of or belonging to slaves: becoming slaves: servile: mean: base: laborious.—adv. Slā′vishly.—ns. Slā′vishness; Slāvoc′racy, slave-owners collectively, or their interests, &c.; Slā′vocrat, a member of the slavocracy. [O. Fr. esclave—Mid. High Ger. slave (Ger. sclave), from Slav, above.]

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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for slave »

  1. salve

  2. avels

  3. selva

  4. vales

  5. avels, salve, selva, vales

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slave in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of slave in a Sentence

  1. Cori Bush:

    Family separation is rooted in our nation's history, let's be clear, harkening back to Black children being torn from their mothers' arms at slave auction blocks.

  2. Caroline Addy:

    Like many areas of the country, the City of London has a number of statues and other landmarks with links to the slave trade and historic racism, it's important that we acknowledge and address this legacy with openness and honesty, and carefully consider what should be done.

  3. Probaerb:

    Bigger the slave, higher the growth that employee can have and longer the tenure he spends there in the organization.

  4. Jack Rakove:

    The 3/5 clause was always seen as a concession to the slave states, not some kind of punishment or restriction. Slaves were not citizens or legal persons in any sense of the term ; they would never enjoy political representation in any form.

  5. Grace Arnold:

    As a descendent of Confederate veterans and slave owners, the least I can do to atone for the pain my family has caused them is to oppose this statue, these statues only exist in a sick attempt to preserve human slavery.

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