Mason meaning

mā'sən
One who builds or works with stone or brick.
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To build of or strengthen with masonry.
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A person whose work is building with stone, brick, concrete, etc.
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The definition of a mason is a craftsman in the construction and building trade who works in brick or stone.

A person you would call to build your fireplace is an example of a mason.

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To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to mason up a well or terrace; to mason in a kettle or boiler.
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A male given name transferred from the surname.
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A city in Michigan.
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A town in New Hampshire.
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A city in Ohio.
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A town in Tennessee.
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A city in Texas.
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A village in Wisconsin.
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A Freemason.
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To build of or reinforce with masonry.
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One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.
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A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason.
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Origin of mason

From Middle English masoun, machun, from Anglo-Norman machun, masson, from Old Low Frankish *mattio, from Proto-Germanic *maitô (compare German obsolete Metz, Steinmetz), from *maitanÄ… (“to cut, hew") (compare Old High German meizan, East Frisian matje, Old Norse meita), from Proto-Indo-European *mai-d- (“to alter") (compare Old Lithuanian apmaitinti (“to wound"), Latvian mà itât (“to spoil, destroy")), enlargement of Proto-Indo-European *mei- (“to change, exchange"). More at mean, mutate.