mason

[ mey-suh n ]
/ ˈmeɪ sən /

noun

a person whose trade is building with units of various natural or artificial mineral products, as stones, bricks, cinder blocks, or tiles, usually with the use of mortar or cement as a bonding agent.
a person who dresses stones or bricks.
(initial capital letter) a Freemason.

verb (used with object)

to construct of or strengthen with masonry.

Origin of mason

1175–1225; Middle English machun, mason < Old French machun, masson < Frankish *makjon maker, derivative of *makōn to make1

Related forms

non·ma·son, noun

Definition for mason (2 of 2)

Mason

[ mey-suh n ]
/ ˈmeɪ sən /

noun

Bobbie Ann,born 1940, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
Charles,1730–87, English astronomer and surveyor.Compare Mason-Dixon line.
George,1725–92, American statesman.
Lowell,1792–1872, U.S. hymnist and educator.
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for mason (1 of 2)

mason

/ (ˈmeɪsən) /

noun

a person skilled in building with stone
a person who dresses stone

verb

(tr) to construct or strengthen with masonry

Word Origin for mason

C13: from Old French masson, of Frankish origin; perhaps related to Old English macian to make

British Dictionary definitions for mason (2 of 2)

Mason

/ (ˈmeɪsən) /

noun

short for Freemason

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