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Meaning of SLAVE

Pronunciation:  sleyv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who is owned by someone
  2. [n]  someone who works as hard as a slave
  3. [v]  work very hard, like a slave

SLAVE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: break one's back, buckle down, hard worker, knuckle down, striver
 See Also: bond servant, bondmaid, bondman, bondsman, bondswoman, bondwoman, creature, Denmark Vesey, do work, Dred Scott, galley slave, human, individual, mortal, Nat Turner, person, puppet, Scott, somebody, someone, soul, tool, Turner, Vesey, work, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slave\, n.
    See {Slav}.
  2. \Slave\, n. [Cf. F. esclave, D. slaaf, Dan. slave, sclave,
    Sw. slaf, all fr. G. sklave, MHG. also slave, from the
    national name of the Slavonians, or Sclavonians (in LL. Slavi
    or Sclavi), who were frequently made slaves by the Germans.
    See {Slav}.]
    1. 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
             thou our slave, Our captive, at the public mill our
             drudge?                               --Milton.
    2. 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.
    3. A drudge; one who labors like a slave.
    4. An abject person; a wretch. --Shak.
    {Slave ant} (Zo["o]l.), any species of ants which is captured
       and enslaved by another species, especially {Formica
       fusca} of Europe and America, which is commonly enslaved
       by {Formica sanguinea}.
    {Slave catcher}, one who attempted to catch and bring back a
       fugitive slave to his master.
    {Slave coast}, part of the western coast of Africa to which
       slaves were brought to be sold to foreigners.
    {Slave driver}, one who superintends slaves at their work;
       hence, figuratively, a cruel taskmaster.
    {Slave hunt}.
       (a) A search after persons in order to reduce them to
           slavery. --Barth.
       (b) A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with
    {Slave ship}, a vessel employed in the slave trade or used
       for transporting slaves; a slaver.
    {Slave trade}, the business of dealing in slaves, especially
       of buying them for transportation from their homes to be
       sold elsewhere.
    {Slave trader}, one who traffics in slaves.
    Syn: Bond servant; bondman; bondslave; captive; henchman;
         vassal; dependent; drudge. See {Serf}.
  3. \Slave\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slaved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.
  4. \Slave\, v. t.
    To enslave. --Marston.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a slave, suggests that you are not taking charge of your own life.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Jer. 2:14 (A.V.), but not there found in the original. In Rev. 18:13 the word "slaves" is the rendering of a Greek word meaning "bodies." The Hebrew and Greek words for slave are usually rendered simply "servant," "bondman," or "bondservant." Slavery as it existed under the Mosaic law has no modern parallel. That law did not originate but only regulated the already existing custom of slavery (Ex. 21:20, 21, 26, 27; Lev. 25:44-46; Josh. 9:6-27). The gospel in its spirit and genius is hostile to slavery in every form, which under its influence is gradually disappearing from among men.