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Meaning of MAST

Pronunciation:  mast

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a vertical spar for supporting sails
  2. [n]  any sturdy upright pole
  3. [n]  nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine
  4. [n]  nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground; used especially as food for swine

MAST is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: feed, foremast, jigger, jiggermast, jury mast, mainmast, masthead, mizen, mizenmast, mizzen, mizzenmast, nut, pole, provender, sailing ship, sailing vessel, spar, topmast



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mast\, n. [AS. m[ae]st, fem.; akin to G. mast, and E.
    meat. See {Meat}.]
    The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts;
          Oak mast, and beech, . . . they eat.     --Chapman.
          Swine under an oak filling themselves with the mast.
  2. \Mast\, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw.
    mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.]
    1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or
       spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the
       sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of
       several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a
       hollow pillar of iron or steel.
             The tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the
             mast Of some great ammiral.
    Note: The most common general names of masts are {foremast},
          {mainmast}, and {mizzenmast}, each of which may be made
          of separate spars.
    2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane.
    {Afore the mast}, {Before the mast}. See under {Afore}, and
    {Mast coat}. See under {Coat}.
    {Mast hoop}, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore
       edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is
       raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in
       making a made mast. See {Made}.
  3. \Mast\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Masted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To furnish with a mast or masts; to put the masts of in
    position; as, to mast a ship.
  4. \Mast\, n. (A["e]ronautics)
    A spar or strut to which tie wires or guys are attached for
    stiffening purposes.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the masts of ships in your dream means long and pleasant journeys and new companionships. Seeing the masts of wrecked ships in your dream indicates sudden changes in your situation.
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