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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slav  \Slav\,  n.;pl.  {Slavs}.  [A  word  originally  meaning, 
  intelligible,  and  used  to  contrast  the  people  so  called  with 
  foreigners  who  spoke  languages  unintelligible  to  the  Slavs; 
  akin  to  OSlav.  slovo  a  word  slava  fame,  Skr.  [,c]ru  to  hear. 
  Cf  {Loud}.]  (Ethnol.) 
  One  of  a  race  of  people  occupying  a  large  part  of  Eastern  and 
  Northern  Europe,  including  the  Russians,  Bulgarians, 
  Roumanians,  Servo-Croats,  Slovenes,  Poles,  Czechs,  Wends  or 
  Sorbs,  Slovaks,  etc  [Written  also  {Slave},  and  {Sclav}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slave  \Slave\,  n. 
  See  {Slav}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slave  \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 
  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.  --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 
  bloodhounds. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slave  \Slave\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Slaved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Slaving}.] 
  To  drudge;  to  toil;  to  labor  as  a  slave. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slave  \Slave\,  v.  t. 
  To  enslave.  --Marston. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  slave 
  adj  1:  held  in  servitude;  "he  was  born  of  slave  parents"  [syn:  {slave(a)}] 
  [ant:  {free}] 
  2:  concerned  with  slaves;  "slave  quarters";  slave  trader"; 
  "slave  market"  [syn:  {slave(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  owned  by  someone 
  2:  someone  who  works  as  hard  as  a  slave  [syn:  {striver},  {hard 
  worker}] 
  v  :  work  very  hard,  like  a  slave  [syn:  {break  one's  back},  {buckle 
  down},  {knuckle  down}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Slave 
  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. 
 




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