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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
mason
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Mason jar
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
master
▪ Like many other master masons, Grumbold worked as an executant of both his own and others' designs.
▪ From 1708 he was the City mason, and in 1720 was appointed master mason to Westminster Abbey.
▪ Her father was a master mason and a leading local Methodist.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ From 1708 he was the City mason, and in 1720 was appointed master mason to Westminster Abbey.
▪ I believe the actual final quotation to the mason was only about $ 2 a piece.
▪ In 1520 Redman also became chief mason at Windsor Castle.
▪ Men may work periodically as day laborers on others' fields, as carpenters, or masons.
▪ My partners are all masons, which brings them immediate contacts.
▪ The masons, waterproofers, and ironworkers usually work off the same scaffolding.
▪ The other masons then filled in the intervening bricks along a string stretched be tween the corner bricks.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mason

Mason \Ma"son\, n. [F. ma[,c]on, LL. macio, machio, mattio, mactio, marcio, macerio; of uncertain origin.]

  1. One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes.

  2. A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason.

    Mason bee (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of solitary bees of the genus Osmia. They construct curious nests of hardened mud and sand.

    Mason moth (Zo["o]l.), any moth whose larva constructs an earthen cocoon under the soil.

    Mason shell (Zo["o]l.), a marine univalve shell of the genus Phorus; -- so called because it cements other shells and pebbles upon its own shell; a carrier shell.

    Mason wasp (Zo["o]l.), any wasp that constructs its nest, or brood cells, of hardened mud. The female fills the cells with insects or spiders, paralyzed by a sting, and thus provides food for its larv[ae]

Mason

Mason \Ma"son\, v. t. To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to mason up a well or terrace; to mason in a kettle or boiler.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mason

c.1200, "stoneworker" (as a surname, early 12c.), from Old French masson, maçon "stone mason" (Old North French machun), probaby from Frankish *makjo or some other Germanic source (compare Old High German steinmezzo "stone mason," Modern German Steinmetz, second element related to mahhon "to make;" see make (v.)). But it also might be from, or influenced by, Medieval Latin machio, matio (7c.) which is said by Isidore to be derived from machina (see machine). The medieval word also might be from the root of Latin maceria "wall." Meaning "a Freemason" is attested from early 15c. in Anglo-French.

Wiktionary
mason

n. 1 One whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; also, one who prepares stone for building purposes. 2 A member of the fraternity of Freemasons. See Freemason. vb. (context transitive English) To build stonework or brickwork about, under, in, over, etc.; to construct by masons; -- with a prepositional suffix; as, to mason up a well or terrace; to mason in a kettle or boiler.

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Mason, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 72
Housing Units (2000): 35
Land area (2000): 0.507620 sq. miles (1.314730 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.507620 sq. miles (1.314730 sq. km)
FIPS code: 49900
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 46.433678 N, 91.062040 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Headwords:
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Mason, OH -- U.S. city in Ohio
Population (2000): 22016
Housing Units (2000): 8111
Land area (2000): 17.612994 sq. miles (45.617444 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.037241 sq. miles (0.096453 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 17.650235 sq. miles (45.713897 sq. km)
FIPS code: 48188
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 39.358009 N, 84.311822 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 45040
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Headwords:
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Mason, IL -- U.S. town in Illinois
Population (2000): 396
Housing Units (2000): 160
Land area (2000): 1.136796 sq. miles (2.944289 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.004949 sq. miles (0.012818 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.141745 sq. miles (2.957107 sq. km)
FIPS code: 47449
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 38.952398 N, 88.626490 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 62443
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Headwords:
Mason, IL
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Mason, TN -- U.S. town in Tennessee
Population (2000): 1089
Housing Units (2000): 226
Land area (2000): 1.282969 sq. miles (3.322874 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.282969 sq. miles (3.322874 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46420
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 35.410262 N, 89.541366 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 38049
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Headwords:
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Mason, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 2134
Housing Units (2000): 1103
Land area (2000): 3.681062 sq. miles (9.533906 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.681062 sq. miles (9.533906 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46968
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.747796 N, 99.231880 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 76856
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Headwords:
Mason, TX
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Mason, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan
Population (2000): 6714
Housing Units (2000): 2961
Land area (2000): 4.578020 sq. miles (11.857017 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.578020 sq. miles (11.857017 sq. km)
FIPS code: 52180
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 42.580453 N, 84.446143 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 48854
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Headwords:
Mason, MI
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Mason, WV -- U.S. town in West Virginia
Population (2000): 1064
Housing Units (2000): 535
Land area (2000): 0.559768 sq. miles (1.449792 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.559768 sq. miles (1.449792 sq. km)
FIPS code: 52180
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 39.019760 N, 82.030952 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 25260
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Headwords:
Mason, WV
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Mason -- U.S. County in Kentucky
Population (2000): 16800
Housing Units (2000): 7754
Land area (2000): 241.108946 sq. miles (624.469278 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 5.492168 sq. miles (14.224648 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 246.601114 sq. miles (638.693926 sq. km)
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 38.612504 N, 83.797966 W
Headwords:
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Mason, KY
Mason County
Mason County, KY
Mason -- U.S. County in Illinois
Population (2000): 16038
Housing Units (2000): 7033
Land area (2000): 538.942504 sq. miles (1395.854617 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 24.426097 sq. miles (63.263298 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 563.368601 sq. miles (1459.117915 sq. km)
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 40.260702 N, 89.913299 W
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Mason, IL
Mason County
Mason County, IL
Mason -- U.S. County in Michigan
Population (2000): 28274
Housing Units (2000): 16063
Land area (2000): 495.167402 sq. miles (1282.477630 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 746.697245 sq. miles (1933.936905 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1241.864647 sq. miles (3216.414535 sq. km)
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 43.984111 N, 86.305178 W
Headwords:
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Mason, MI
Mason County
Mason County, MI
Mason -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 3738
Housing Units (2000): 2372
Land area (2000): 932.066402 sq. miles (2414.040796 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.112912 sq. miles (0.292441 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 932.179314 sq. miles (2414.333237 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.750115 N, 99.213226 W
Headwords:
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Mason, TX
Mason County
Mason County, TX
Mason -- U.S. County in Washington
Population (2000): 49405
Housing Units (2000): 25515
Land area (2000): 961.056692 sq. miles (2489.125299 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 89.974643 sq. miles (233.033245 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1051.031335 sq. miles (2722.158544 sq. km)
Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location: 47.313345 N, 123.104320 W
Headwords:
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Mason, WA
Mason County
Mason County, WA
Mason -- U.S. County in West Virginia
Population (2000): 25957
Housing Units (2000): 12056
Land area (2000): 431.852458 sq. miles (1118.492685 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 12.950256 sq. miles (33.541007 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 444.802714 sq. miles (1152.033692 sq. km)
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 38.822426 N, 82.042659 W
Headwords:
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Mason County
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Wikipedia
Mason

Mason may refer to:

Mason (crater)

Mason is the remains of a lunar crater that lies in the northeastern part of the Moon. It is nearly attached to the eastern rim of the flooded crater Plana, and southeast of Bürg. Along the northern rim of Mason is the southern edge of the Lacus Mortis, a small lunar mare. To the south is the larger Lacus Somniorum.

This is a heavily eroded crater formation that is somewhat irregular in shape, being longer in the east–west direction. The rim is an uneven, disintegrated ring of ridges that have merged with the rough terrain to the south and east. There are clefts or valleys in the western rim that reach the eastern rim of Plana. The interior floor has been resurfaced by lava, and forms a nearly level basin within the rim. The small crater Mason A lies in the northwest part of the floor.

The crater is named after the English astronomer Charles Mason.

MASON (Java)

MASON is a multi-agent simulation environment developed in Java.

Mason (given name)

Mason is a traditionally masculine given name, although recently the name has been used for either sex. Its origin is from the occupational surname Mason, which means "one who works with stone".

The popularity of the given name has risen in recent years, becoming the second most popular boy's name in the United States in 2011.

Mason (American band)

Mason was a rock band from Virginia. They released one album called Harbour. The band was formed in 1968 and broke up in 1974. Their songs included: "Let It Burn", "Tell Me", "Electric Sox and All", "Golden Sails", "Travelin'", "Harbour", "Goin' Home", "Charlotte", "Carry Me Home" and "One More Drink".

The album Livin' on the Edge was released on Elektra Records and the album You Were Supposed to Be Beautiful was released on Victory Records.

Mason (director)

Mason, also known as Sam No, is an American pornographic film director.

Mason (surname)

Mason is an occupational surname that refers to someone who did stonemasonry work, or it came from the first-name Maso, which is the short form of the personal name Tommaso. The name Tommaso, or Thomas, is itself derived from the Aramic "toma" which means " twin". It is of Italian, French, Scottish, English or Irish origin.

In England, the name was first found on the Isle of Thanet, and in Italy, in Piedmont. Notable people with the surname include:

Mason (Perl)

HTML::Mason, or Mason for short, is a web application framework written in Perl. It is distributed on CPAN.

Its features make it a suitable backend for high-load sites serving dynamic content, such as online newspapers or database-driven e-commerce sites. Several popular web sites including Amazon.com and Delicious are or were powered by Mason. An extensive list of sites using Mason can be found at Mason HQ.

The general style of Mason is similar to StoryServer or even PHP, but Mason uses Perl as its control language, and as such can use almost any CPAN module.

Mason can be used with Apache HTTP Server via mod_perl – for which Mason provides its own handler, HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler. It also has support for Common Gateway Interface (CGI), and can therefore run on any CGI-enabled web server.

Mason (musician)

Mason is the stage name of the Dutch music DJ & producer Iason Chronis (born 17 January 1980). He had a number one on the UK Dance Chart in 2007 with his track Exceeder. Exceeder had originally been an instrumental and had received a vinyl only release in the UK in 2006. The new version of the track, Perfect (Exceeder) featured vocals from Princess Superstar and reached number 3 on the national British chart in January 2007. The number was a big hit in many countries worldwide. He also had popchart success in the Netherlands and Belgium with his song 'Runaway', which was a modern version of Runaway by Eruption, and with Boadicea, featuring Roisin Murphy.

Mason has released music on numerous electronic music labels, such as Great Stuff Recordings, and Fool's Gold Records, and remixed artists such as Moby, Jack Garrett, Steve Aoki, Hadouken, Don Diablo, Mat Zo, 2Unlimited, Mylo, Worthy, Tommy Trash, Martin Solveig, Robyn and Gabriella Cilmi. In 2008 Mason launched his own label 'Animal Language'. In 2011 he released his debut album 'They Are Among Us', which featured collaborations with Roisin Murphy, DMC, Sam Sparro, Kurtis Blow and Aqualung. In 2014 the second Mason album 'ZOA' was released, featuring Jocelyn Brown, Zoot Woman, Rouge Mary ( Hercules & Love Affair) and many other feature artists.

In 2015 'Papapapa' on Loulou Records reached a number 1 position on Beatport. In the same year Mason released his Nite Rite series, a collection of numbered Nite Rites, released on each full moon. Nite Rite Ten featured Danielle Moore from the UK indie band Crazy P on vocals. In 2015 he also collaborated on releases with German house acts Moonbootica and Sharam Jey. He also remixed fellow Dutch acts Kraak & Smaak, Janne Schra and Arling & Cameron this year.

In 2016 Mason got signed to Island Records, and is working on material with US hiphop artist Azealia Banks. He also mixed and compiled the Toolroom Miami Poolside album, which was released on Toolroom Records.

Usage examples of "mason".

Mason conducted Floyt over to a terminal that was set up for a human accessor, behind stacks of peripherals and other equipment.

MINUTES earlier, Clea Lewis had been watching Gwen Goodnight slurp cheesecake and thinking of ways to permanently separate her from Mason, with an ax if necessary, when the caterer interrupted her.

Davy said, nodding toward the gallery where Clea was smiling at Mason.

Tilda, Eve, Gwen, Jeff, Andrew, and Mason, who had somehow escaped from Clea for an hour, Davy felt back in control.

Mason had gone home to Clea, and the rest of the family had drifted off to bed.

Mason and Clea were going to let Gwen invite the kitchen help to the gallery for the night.

To be consistent with our professions as Masons, to retain the dignity of our nature, the consciousness of our own honor, the spirit of the high chivalry that is our boast, we must disdain the evils that are only material and bodily, and therefore can be no bigger than a blow or a cozenage, than a wound or a dream.

The true Mason, sincerely holding that a Supreme God created and governs this world, believes also that He governs it by laws, which, though wise, just, and beneficent, are yet steady, unwavering, inexorable.

As Lucy ran forward and cuffed Garrett, Sachs turned to the hill where Mason had been shooting from.

The doctrines or religious code of the Masons are, as their symbols indicate, deistic and anti-Christian.

Golden Gate to the Embarcadero, with views of Fort Mason, Aquatic Park, Alcatraz Island, and--on a clear day--across to the rugged backdrop of Marin County.

Floyt asked himself what sense it would make for Mason to bring him all this way just to feed him to a big, brown-green exoskeletal thing with a fondness for computers.

Do you mean the cooks and grooms, the carpenters and masons, the beggars, fellahin and grave-diggers?

A row of mason jars stood on a high shelf, filled with what looked like giblets floating in urine.

One night, after long haggling, he bought several mason jars full of home whiskey, which he drank while driving at high speed through the Beverly Hills area.