Definition of mason
1 : a skilled worker who builds by laying units of substantial material (such as stone or brick)
2 capitalized : freemason
Recent Examples of mason from the Web
Take Bernard Meierotto, a 55-year-old Bayfield County mason and, more to the point, the central link in a five-generation chain of deer hunters.
Field trials, meanwhile, have not found an impact on honey bees, but some have shown harm to other kinds of bees, including bumble bees and solitary mason bees.
The young generations are looking for jobs that require college degrees and high tech skills, not necessarily careers as carpenters, masons and plumbers.
Seven days after their do-it-yourself wedding — flowers in mason jars, curtains made from bedsheets, pint glasses for party favors — Sissy and Jon upended their lives one more time.
Salads Holy Frijole (1-pint mason jar): Black beans, garbanzo beans, corn, tomato, green bell pepper and cilantro with lemon balsamic and chipotle olive oil dressing.
Pack vegetables in pint-sized mason jars and cover with hot brine.
Dozens of homes are rising again; carpenters and masons swarm over them as trucks lumber up the curving lanes with building supplies.
The church met at several other locations before breaking ground in August 1993 on the building along Hickory, a building that went up with the help of volunteers such as bricklayer and mason Alcide Chambers.
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Origin and Etymology of mason
Middle English, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English macian to make
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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MASON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mason for English Language Learners
: a skilled worker who builds or works with stone, brick, or concrete
MASON Defined for Kids
Definition of mason for Students
: a person who builds or works with stone or brick
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