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NOUN (3)

1. a person who is owned by someone;

2. someone who works as hard as a slave;
[syn: slave, striver, hard worker]

3. someone entirely dominated by some influence or person;
- Example: "a slave to fashion"
- Example: "a slave to cocaine"
- Example: "his mother was his abject slave"

VERB (1)

1. work very hard, like a slave;
[syn: slave, break one's back, buckle down, knuckle down]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slave \Slave\ (sl[=a]v), n. [Cf. F. esclave, D. slaaf, Dan. slave, sclave, Sw. slaf, all fr. G. sklave, MHG. also slave, from the national name of the Slavonians, or Sclavonians (in LL. Slavi or Sclavi), who were frequently made slaves by the Germans. See Slav.] 1. A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another. [1913 Webster] Art thou our slave, Our captive, at the public mill our drudge? --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition. [1913 Webster] 3. A drudge; one who labors like a slave. [1913 Webster] 4. An abject person; a wretch. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Slave ant (Zool.), any species of ants which is captured and enslaved by another species, especially Formica fusca of Europe and America, which is commonly enslaved by Formica sanguinea. Slave catcher, one who attempted to catch and bring back a fugitive slave to his master. Slave coast, part of the western coast of Africa to which slaves were brought to be sold to foreigners. Slave driver, one who superintends slaves at their work; hence, figuratively, a cruel taskmaster. Slave hunt. (a) A search after persons in order to reduce them to slavery. --Barth. (b) A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with bloodhounds. Slave ship, a vessel employed in the slave trade or used for transporting slaves; a slaver. Slave trade, the business of dealing in slaves, especially of buying them for transportation from their homes to be sold elsewhere. Slave trader, one who traffics in slaves. [1913 Webster] Syn: Bond servant; bondman; bondslave; captive; henchman; vassal; dependent; drudge. See Serf. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slav \Slav\ (sl[aum]v or sl[a^]v), n.; pl. Slavs. [A word originally meaning, intelligible, and used to contrast the people so called with foreigners who spoke languages unintelligible to the Slavs; akin to OSlav. slovo a word, slava fame, Skr. [,c]ru to hear. Cf. Loud.] (Ethnol.) One of a race of people occupying a large part of Eastern and Northern Europe, including the Russians, Bulgarians, Roumanians, Servo-Croats, Slovenes, Poles, Czechs, Wends or Sorbs, Slovaks, etc. [Written also Slave, and Sclav.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slave \Slave\ (sl[aum]v or sl[a^]v; 277) n. See Slav. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slave \Slave\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slaved; p. pr. & vb. n. Slaving.] To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slave \Slave\, v. t. To enslave. --Marston. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

slave n 1: a person who is owned by someone 2: someone who works as hard as a slave [syn: slave, striver, hard worker] 3: someone entirely dominated by some influence or person; "a slave to fashion"; "a slave to cocaine"; "his mother was his abject slave" v 1: work very hard, like a slave [syn: slave, break one's back, buckle down, knuckle down]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

141 Moby Thesaurus words for "slave": Charlie McCarthy, agent, ancilla, apple-polisher, appliance, ass-licker, backscratcher, backslapper, beast of burden, bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, bootlick, bootlicker, brown-nose, brownie, captive, chattel, chattel slave, churl, clawback, concubine, contrivance, coolie, courtier, creature, cringer, debt slave, dependent, device, do double duty, dray horse, drudge, dummy, dupe, elucubrate, fag, fawner, feudatory, flatterer, flunky, follower, footlicker, galley slave, go-between, gofer, greasy grind, grind, groveler, grub, hack, handmaid, handmaiden, handshaker, hanger-on, helot, help, hierodule, hit the ball, homager, hustle, implement, inferior, instrument, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jackal, kowtower, labor, laborer, lackey, led captain, lever, lickspit, lickspittle, liege, liege man, liege subject, lucubrate, mealymouth, mechanism, mediator, medium, menial, midwife, minion, moil, muck, myrmidon, odalisque, organ, overwork, pawn, peon, plaything, plod, plodder, pour it on, puppet, retainer, scratch, scullion, serf, servant, slavey, slog, slogger, spaniel, stooge, subject, subordinate, suck, sweat, swot, sycophant, theow, thrall, timeserver, toad, toady, toil, toiler, tool, toy, truckler, tufthunter, underling, understrapper, vassal, vehicle, villein, work hard, work late, work overtime, workhorse, yeoman, yes-man
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Slave Jer. 2:14 (A.V.), but not there found in the original. In Rev. 18:13 the word "slaves" is the rendering of a Greek word meaning "bodies." The Hebrew and Greek words for slave are usually rendered simply "servant," "bondman," or "bondservant." Slavery as it existed under the Mosaic law has no modern parallel. That law did not originate but only regulated the already existing custom of slavery (Ex. 21:20, 21, 26, 27; Lev. 25:44-46; Josh. 9:6-27). The gospel in its spirit and genius is hostile to slavery in every form, which under its influence is gradually disappearing from among men.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

SLAVE. A man who is by law deprived of his liberty for life, and becomes the property of another. 2. A slave has no political rights, and generally has no civil rights. He can enter into no contract unless specially authorized by law; what he acquires generally, belongs to his master. The children of female slaves follow the condition of their mothers, and are themselves slaves. 3. In Maryland, Missouri and Virginia slaves are declared by statute to be personal estate, or treated as such. Anth. Shep. To. 428, 494; Misso. Laws, 558. In Kentucky, the rule is different, and they are considered real estate. 1 Kty. Rev. Laws, 566 1 Dana's R. 94. 4. In general a slave is considered a thing and not a person; but sometimes he is considered as a person; as when he commits a crime; for example, two white persons and a slave can commit a riot. 1 McCord, 534. See Person. 5. A slave may acquire his freedom in various ways: 1. By manumission, by deed or writing, which must be made according to the laws of the state where the master then acts. 1 Penn. 10; 1 Rand. 15. The deed may be absolute which gives immediate freedom to the slave, or conditional giving him immediate freedom, and reserving a right of service for a time to come; 6 Rand. 652; or giving him his freedom as soon as a certain condition shall have been fulfilled. 2 Root, 364; Coxe, 4. 2. By manumission by will. When there is an express emancipation by will, the slave will be free, and the testator's real estate shall be charged with the payment of his debts, if there be not enough personal property without the sale of the slaves. 9 Pet. 461. See Harper, R. 20. The manumission by will may be implied, as, where the master devises property real or personal to his slave. 2 Pet; 670; 5 Har. & J. 190. 3. By the removal of the slave with the consent of the master, animo morandi, into one of the United States where slavery is forbidden by law; 2 Mart. Lo. Rep. N. J. 401; or when he sojourns there longer than is allowed by the law of the state. 7 S. & R. 378; 1 Wash. C. C. Rep. 499. Vide Stroud on Slavery; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; and as to the rights of one who, being free, is held as a slave, 2 Gilman, 1; 3 Yeates, 240.