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Definition 1: a person who is owned by someone - [noun denoting person]

(slave is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of slave ) a male slave

(... is a kind of slave ) a female slave

(... is a kind of slave ) someone bound to labor without wages

(... is a kind of slave ) a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

(... is a kind of slave ) a slave condemned to row in a galley

(... is an instance of slave) United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)

(... is an instance of slave) United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)

(... is an instance of slave) United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)

Definition 2: someone who works as hard as a slave - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for slave in the sense of this definition

(slave is a kind of ...) a person who works at a specific occupation

"he is a good worker"

Definition 3: someone entirely dominated by some influence or person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where slave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a slave to fashion
  • a slave to cocaine
  • his mother was his abject slave

(slave is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Synonyms for slave in the sense of this definition

(slave is a kind of ...) be employed

"Is your husband working again?" "My wife never worked" "Do you want to work after the age of 60?" "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money" "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

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