a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant.
a person entirely under the domination of some influence or person:
a slave to a drug.
a housekeeping slave.
a slave ant.
Photography. a subsidiary flash lamp actuated through its photoelectric cell when the principal flash lamp is discharged.
Machinery. a mechanism under control of and repeating the actions of a similar mechanism.
Compare master (def 19).
verb (used without object), slaved, slaving.
to work like a slave; drudge.
to engage in the slave trade; procure, transport, or sell slaves.
verb (used with object), slaved, slaving.
to connect (a machine) to a master as its slave.
Archaic. to enslave.
noun, plural Slaves (especially collectively) Slave.
a member of a group of Athabaskan-speaking North American Indians living in the upper Mackenzie River valley region of the Northwest Territories and in parts of British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon Territory.
a person legally owned by another and having no freedom of action or right to property
a person who is forced to work for another against his will
a person under the domination of another person or some habit or influence: a slave to television
a person who works in harsh conditions for low pay
a device that is controlled by or that duplicates the action of another similar device (the master device)
(as modifier): slave cylinder
(intransitive) often foll by away. to work like a slave
(transitive) an archaic word for enslave
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.
noun 1. an ant taken as a larva or pupa by ants of another species and becoming a working member of the captor colony. noun 1. any of various ants, esp Formica fusca, captured and forced to do the work of a colony of ants of another species (slave-making ants) See also amazon ant
noun 1. a braceletlike, ornamental circlet or chain worn around the ankle.
noun 1. the coast of W equatorial Africa, between the Benin and Volta rivers: a center of slavery traffic 16th–19th centuries. noun 1. the coast of W Africa between the Volta River and Mount Cameroon, chiefly along the Bight of Benin: the main source of African slaves (16th–19th centuries)
- Slave cylinder
noun 1. a small cylinder containing a piston that operates the brake shoes or pads in hydraulic brakes or the working part in any other hydraulically operated system Compare master cylinder