Meaning of SLAVE in English

SLAVE

n.

Pronunciation: ' sl ā v

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English sclave, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French esclave, from Medieval Latin sclavus, from Sclavus Slavic; from the frequent enslavement of Slavs in central Europe during the early Middle Ages

Date: 14th century

1 : a person held in servitude as the chattel of another

2 : one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence

3 : a device (as the printer of a computer) that is directly responsive to another

4 : DRUDGE , TOILER

– slave adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.