Definition of Slave

1. Noun. A person who is owned by someone.


2. Verb. Work very hard, like a slave.
Exact synonyms: Break One's Back, Buckle Down, Knuckle Down
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Slavery

3. Noun. Someone who works as hard as a slave.
Exact synonyms: Hard Worker, Striver
Generic synonyms: Worker

4. Noun. Someone entirely dominated by some influence or person. "His mother was his abject slave"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

Definition of Slave

1. n. See Slav.

2. n. 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. v. i. To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.

4. v. t. To enslave.

Definition of Slave

1. Proper noun. (alternative form of Slavey) ¹

2. Noun. A person who is the property of another person and whose labor and also whose life often is subject to the owner's volition. ¹

3. Noun. 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. ¹

4. Noun. 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. ¹

5. Noun. (engineering) A device that is controlled by another device. ¹

6. Noun. (engineering) An information worker who has signed a non-compete clause in return for employment. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To work hard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slave

1. to work like a slave (one who is owned by another) [v SLAVED, SLAVING, SLAVES]

Medical Definition of Slave

1. 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 another. " 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. Slave ant, 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 search after persons in order to reduce them to slavery. A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with bloodhounds. Slave ship, a vessel employed in the slave trade or used for transporting slaves; a slaver. Slave trade, the busines of dealing in slaves, especially of buying them for transportation from their homes to be sold elsewhere. Slave trader, one who traffics in slaves. Synonym: Bond servant, bondman, bondslave, captive, henchman, vassal, dependent, drudge. See Serf. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slave

slaughterhalls
slaughterhouse
slaughterhouses
slaughtering
slaughterman
slaughtermen
slaughterous
slaughterously
slaughterperson
slaughters
slaughtre
slaughts
slav
slava
slavas
slave(a)
slave-driver
slave-drivers
slave-girls
slave-maker
slave-making ant
slave ant
slave away
slave breaker
slave code
slave codes
slave dealer
slave driver

Literary usage of Slave

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1. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1857)
"TAKE the American slave trade, which, we are told by the papers, ... It is called (in contradistinction to the foreign slave trade) " the internal slave ..."

2. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)
"TAKE the American slave trade, which, we are told by the papers, ... It is called (in contradistinction to the foreign slave trade) " the internal slare ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"The slave dealers could be successfully assailed on the coast upon which the ... But if the slave ships are permitted to escape from the African coast, ..."

4. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"If any white or free coloured person shall take away, or cause to be taken, from any slave, any article or thing whatsoever for which such slave shall ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"Mr. Miner prefaced his resolutions with a long preamble setting forth that slave-dealers made the seat of Federal Government their headquarters for carrying ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Virginia tried repeatedly to obtain a national grant for colonizing purposes, and failing this, in 1806 enacted that any slave thereafter free should leave ..."

7. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington (1902)
"The earliest impressions I can now recall are of the plantation and the slave quarters—the latter being the part of the plantation where the slaves had ..."

8. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"The extent of the western coast of Africa along which the slave-trade is supposed to be carried on, with the rivers, creeks, inlets, bays, harbors, ..."

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