Meaning of MASON in English


/may"seuhn/ , n.

1. 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.

2. a person who dresses stones or bricks.

3. ( cap. ) a Freemason.


4. to construct of or strengthen with masonry.

[ 1175-1225; ME machun, mason machun, masson makjon maker, deriv. of * makon to MAKE 1 ]

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