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slave

 
pronunciation:
sleIv
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who is owned by and forced to work for another with no pay or rights.
antonyms:
master
definition 2: a person who is under the control of some habit or other power.
He is a slave to television.
synonyms:
addict
definition 3: a person who works very hard and without using the imagination.
He is a factory slave.
synonyms:
plodder
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: slaves, slaving, slaved
definition: to work like a slave.
She slaved all day without reward.
similar words:
labor, plod, sweat, toil
Word History
The word slave comes from Slav, a word for the people who lived in east-central Europe in the Middle Ages. Great numbers of Slavs were bought and sold as slaves by conquering peoples from the West.