Slave meaning

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One who is subject to or controlled by a specified influence.

A slave to alcohol; a slave to an irrational fear.

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To work very hard or doggedly; toil.
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The definition of a slave is a person who is the property of another and is under the control of the master or a person who is overly influenced by something or someone else.

An example of slave is Harriet Tubman before her escape.

An example of slave is a person who is dominated by fashion trends.

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A device actuated or controlled by another, similar device.
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(intransitive) To work hard.

I was slaving all day over a hot stove.

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Slave is defined as to work really hard for a long period of time.

An example of slave is to engage in physical labor at work for 14 hours a day.

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One who is owned as the property of someone else, especially in involuntary servitude.
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One who is subservient to or controlled by another.

His boss's slave.

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One who works extremely hard.
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One who acts out the role of the submissive partner in a sadomasochistic relationship.
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A slave ant.
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A machine or component controlled by another machine or component.
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To trade in or transport slaves.
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To cause a machine or component to be controlled by another machine or component.
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A human being who is owned as property by, and is absolutely subject to the will of, another; bondservant divested of all freedom and personal rights.
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A person who is completely dominated by some influence, habit, person, etc.

A slave to fashion.

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A person who slaves; drudge.
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To work like a slave; drudge.
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To deal in slaves; be a slaver.
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To enslave.
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A computer or peripheral device controlled by another computer. For example, a terminal or printer in a remote location that only receives data is a slave. When two computers are hooked up via their serial or parallel ports for file exchange, the file transfer program may make one computer the master and the other the slave.
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A person who is the property of another person and whose labor and also whose life often is subject to the owner's volition.
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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.
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One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders to something.

A slave to passion, to strong drink, or to ambition.

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A drudge; one who labours like a slave.
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An abject person; a wretch.

Art thou the slave that with thy breath hast kill'd/ Mine innocent child? Shakespeare. Much Ado About Nothing.

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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.
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(engineering) A device that is controlled by another device.
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To place a device under the control of another.

To slave a hard disk.

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Origin of slave

  • Middle English sclave from Old French esclave from Medieval Latin sclāvus from Sclāvus Slav (from the widespread enslavement of captured Slavs in the early Middle Ages) Slav

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French sclave, from Medieval Latin sclāvus (“slave”), from Sclāvus (“Slav”), because Slavs were often forced into slavery in the Middle Ages. Compare Byzantine Greek σκλάβος.

    From Wiktionary