- one of a class of skilled stoneworkers of the Middle Ages, possessing secret signs and passwords.
- a member of a society composed of such workers, which also included honorary members (accepted masons) not connected with the building trades.
Origin of Freemason
OTHER WORDS FROM Freemasonfree·ma·son·ic [free-muh-son-ik] /ˌfri məˈsɒn ɪk/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for freemason
The question has been raised whether Wren was a Freemason or not.Sir Christopher Wren|Lucy Phillimore
His head-quarters at first were in what was called the Freemason's Tavern, on the north side of the village green.
The Freemason has no way of reaching any of the esoteric teachings of the Order except through the medium of a legend or a symbol.The Symbolism of Freemasonry|Albert G. Mackey
Brothers Inskip and Macdonald are not square on the Freemason question and are churchy.Birth of a Reformation|Andrew Byers
What oath is it necessary to take on being received a freemason?