mason: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mā'sun), [key]
— 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.
  1. to construct of or strengthen with masonry.


Pronunciation: (mā'sun), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1940, U.S. short-story writer and novelist.
  2. 1730–87, English astronomer and surveyor. Cf.
  3. 1725–92, American statesman.
  4. 1792–1872, U.S. hymnist and educator.
  5. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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