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ma·son

 (mā′sən)
n.
1. One who builds or works with stone or brick.
2. Mason A Freemason.
tr.v. ma·soned, ma·son·ing, ma·sons
To build of or strengthen with masonry.

[Middle English, from Old French maçon, masson, of Germanic origin; see mag- in Indo-European roots.]

mason

(ˈmeɪsən)
n
1. (Professions) a person skilled in building with stone
2. (Building) a person skilled in building with stone
3. (Professions) a person who dresses stone
4. (Building) a person who dresses stone
vb
(Building) (tr) to construct or strengthen with masonry
[C13: from Old French masson, of Frankish origin; perhaps related to Old English macian to make]

Mason

(ˈmeɪsən)
n
short for Freemason

ma•son

(ˈmeɪ sən)

n.
1. a person whose trade is building with firm units, as stones or bricks.
2. a person who dresses stones or bricks.
3. (cap.) Freemason.
v.t.
4. to construct of or strengthen with masonry.
[1175–1225; < Old French machun, masson < Frankish *makjon maker, derivative of *makōn to make]

Ma•son

(ˈmeɪ sən)

n.
Charles, 1730–87, English astronomer and surveyor.

mason


Past participle: masoned
Gerund: masoning

Imperative
mason
mason
Present
I mason
you mason
he/she/it masons
we mason
you mason
they mason
Preterite
I masoned
you masoned
he/she/it masoned
we masoned
you masoned
they masoned
Present Continuous
I am masoning
you are masoning
he/she/it is masoning
we are masoning
you are masoning
they are masoning
Present Perfect
I have masoned
you have masoned
he/she/it has masoned
we have masoned
you have masoned
they have masoned
Past Continuous
I was masoning
you were masoning
he/she/it was masoning
we were masoning
you were masoning
they were masoning
Past Perfect
I had masoned
you had masoned
he/she/it had masoned
we had masoned
you had masoned
they had masoned
Future
I will mason
you will mason
he/she/it will mason
we will mason
you will mason
they will mason
Future Perfect
I will have masoned
you will have masoned
he/she/it will have masoned
we will have masoned
you will have masoned
they will have masoned
Future Continuous
I will be masoning
you will be masoning
he/she/it will be masoning
we will be masoning
you will be masoning
they will be masoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been masoning
you have been masoning
he/she/it has been masoning
we have been masoning
you have been masoning
they have been masoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been masoning
you will have been masoning
he/she/it will have been masoning
we will have been masoning
you will have been masoning
they will have been masoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been masoning
you had been masoning
he/she/it had been masoning
we had been masoning
you had been masoning
they had been masoning
Conditional
I would mason
you would mason
he/she/it would mason
we would mason
you would mason
they would mason
Past Conditional
I would have masoned
you would have masoned
he/she/it would have masoned
we would have masoned
you would have masoned
they would have masoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mason - American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)Mason - American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)
2.mason - English film actor (1909-1984)Mason - English film actor (1909-1984)  
3.Mason - English writer (1865-1948)
4.mason - a craftsman who works with stone or brickmason - a craftsman who works with stone or brick
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
5.mason - a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly loveMason - a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love
Freemasonry, Masonry - Freemasons collectively
brother - a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group); "none of his brothers would betray him"
Knight Templar - a man who belongs to a Masonic order in the United States

mason

noun stonecutter He hired a bulldozer operator and a mason for the job.
Translations
بَنّاء
зидар
zedník
murerstenhugger
múrari, steinsmiîur
akmentašysmūrasmūrinys
akmeņkalismūrnieks
duvarcıtaş ustası

mason

[ˈmeɪsn] N
1. (= builder) → albañil mf; (= stonework specialist) → mampostero/a m/f
2. (= monumental mason) → marmolista mf (de monumentos funerarios)
3. (in quarry) → cantero/a m/f
4. (= freemason) → masón m, francmasón m
MASON-DIXON LINE
La línea Mason-Dixon o Mason and Dixon es la línea simbólica que divide el norte y el sur de Estados Unidos y que, hasta el final de la Guerra Civil, marcaba la separación entre aquellos estados en donde existía la esclavitud y aquéllos en los que no. Esta línea de demarcación, que se extiende a lo largo de 377 kilómetros, fue establecida por Charles Mason y Jeremiah Dixon en el siglo XVIII con el fin de solucionar un conflicto que ya duraba 80 años sobre la frontera entre Maryland y Pensilvania. En 1779 la línea se extendió para demarcar la frontera entre Pensilvania y Virginia (hoy Virginia del Oeste); en la actualidad aún sirve como referencia del sur en general y en las canciones de country & western los cantantes hablan con nostalgia de "cruzar la línea" para volver a sus tierras sureñas.

mason

[ˈmeɪsən] n (also stonemason) → maçon(ne) m/f

mason

Mason [ˈmeɪsən] n (also freemason) → franc-maçon m

mason

n
(= builder)Steinmetz(in) m(f); (in quarry) → Steinhauer(in) m(f) ? monumental mason
(= freemason)Freimaurer m

mason

[ˈmeɪsn] n
a. (builder) → muratore m (also stonemason) → scalpellino
b. (also freemason) → massone m

mason

(ˈmeisn) noun
(usually ˈstonemason) a skilled worker or builder in stone.
ˈmasonry noun
stone(work). He was killed by falling masonry.
References in classic literature ?
This airy hall, therefore, over the Collector's apartments, remains unfinished to this day, and, in spite of the aged cobwebs that festoon its dusky beams, appears still to await the labour of the carpenter and mason.
The farmer tills the soil, the miner digs in the earth, the weaver tends the loom, the mason carves the stone; the clever man invents, the shrewd man directs, the wise man studies, the inspired man sings--and all the result, the products of the labor of brain and muscle, are gathered into one stupendous stream and poured into their laps
It is an effort to clear up and make a decent appearance when the carpenter and mason have departed, though done as much for the passer-by as the dweller within.
Marco's joy was exuberant -- but only for a mo- ment; then he grew thoughtful, then sad; and when he heard me tell Dowley I should have Dickon, the boss mason, and Smug, the boss wheelwright, out there, too, the coal-dust on his face turned to chalk, and he lost his grip.
shouted the whole mass, with an energy so startling, that the ruthless tyrants south of Mason and Dixon's line might almost have heard the mighty burst of feeling, and recognized it as the pledge of an invincible determination, on the part of those who gave it, never to betray him that wanders, but to hide the outcast, and firmly to abide the consequences.
Mason, shivering as some one chanced to open the door, asked for more coal to be put on the fire, which had burnt out its flame, though its mass of cinder still shone hot and red.
He talks of the higher quality of his work, as if the higher quality of it were of his own making--as if it gave him a right to work less for his neighbor than his neighbor works for him--as if the ploughman could not do better without him than he without the ploughman--as if the value of the most celebrated pictures has not been questioned more than that of any straight furrow in the arable world--as if it did not take an apprenticeship of as many years to train the hand and eye of a mason or blacksmith as of an artist--as if, in short, the fellow were a god, as canting brain worshippers have for years past been assuring him he is.
There are two hundred and sixty-four wires crossing the Mississippi, in the Bell system; and five hundred and forty-four crossing Mason and Dixon's Line.
He knows everything, and he can do everything; I will bet, if he chose to turn mason, he could make a house as easily as a cage.
The mason was willing to marry her, as she had some property.
Du Bousquier then began bitter lamentations: he had the last payments to make on his house; the painter, the mason, the upholsterers must be paid.
Her father, who was a mason, was killed by falling from a scaffolding.