HyperDic: slave

English > 4 senses of the word slave:
NOUNperson slavea person who is owned by someone
person slave, striver, hard workersomeone who works as hard as a slave
person slavesomeone entirely / entirely dominated by some influence or person
VERBsocialslave, break one's back, buckle down, knuckle downwork very hard, like a slave
slave > pronunciation
Soundssley'v
Rhymesairwave ... wave / Wave: 29 rhymes with eyv...
English > slave: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is owned by someone.
InstancesScott, Dred ScottUnited States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state
Turner, Nat TurnerUnited States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia
Vesey, Denmark VeseyUnited States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)
Narrowerbond servantsomeone bound to labor without wages
bondman, bondsmanA male slave
bondwoman, bondswoman, bondmaidA female slave
creature, tool, puppetA person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
galley slaveA slave condemned to row in a galley
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishesclava, esclavo
Catalanesclau, esclava
English > slave: 4 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who works as hard as a slave.
Synonymsstriver, hard worker
BroaderworkerA person who works at a specific occupation
Spanishesclava, esclavo
Catalanesclau, esclava
Verbsslavework very hard, like a slave
English > slave: 4 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone entirely / entirely dominated by some influence or person.
Examples
  • "a slave to fashion"
  • "a slave to cocaine"
  • "his mother was his abject slave"
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > slave: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningWork very hard, like a slave.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsbreak one's back, buckle down, knuckle down
Broaderwork, do workBe employed
Nounsslavesomeone who works as hard as a slave
slaverywork done under harsh conditions for little or no pay

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