ma·​son ˈmā-sᵊn How to pronounce mason (audio)
: a skilled worker who builds by laying units of substantial material (such as stone or brick)
capitalized : freemason

Examples of mason in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Grier Heights native heard them from his elders, who got them from their elders, the farmers and masons who originally called the neighborhood home in the late 1800s. Desiree Mathurin, Charlotte Observer, 15 July 2024 This junior officer is in charge of preventing ineligible masons from entering, preparing the room for meetings, supplying regalia and equipment, and sometimes acting as the caretaker of the premises. Vicky Yip, Parents, 1 July 2024 Besides facilitating the fair, Magic City Innovation District was looking for carpenters, truck drivers, iron workers, masons, electricians and roofers, among other occupations. Syra Ortiz Blanes, Miami Herald, 10 June 2024 Soon, As-Salt attracted skilled craftsmen, architects, and stone masons who built its characteristic golden-colored limestone houses with public gathering spaces, internal courtyards, domed roofs, and tall, arched windows. Yulia Denisyuk, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for mason 

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Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English macian to make

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mason was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Mason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


ma·​son ˈmās-ᵊn How to pronounce mason (audio)
: a skilled worker who builds or works with stone, brick, or cement

Biographical Definition

Mason 1 of 2

biographical name (1)

Ma·​son ˈmā-sᵊn How to pronounce Mason (audio)
Charles 1728–1786 English astronomer and surveyor


2 of 2

biographical name (2)

George 1725–1792 American statesman in Revolution

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