Meaning of MASON in English


I. ˈmās ə n noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English mason, masoun, from Old French maçon, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English macian to make — more at make

1. : a skilled workman who builds with stone or similar material (as brick, concrete, artificial stone)

2. usually capitalized : freemason


a. : mason bee

b. : mason wasp

II. transitive verb

( masoned ; masoned ; masoning -s( ə )niŋ ; masons )

Etymology: Middle English masownen, from Middle French maçonner, from Old French, from maçon, n.

1. : to construct of or repair with masonry

2. : to build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, or over

mason up a well

mason in a boiler

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