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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mason \Ma"son\, noun [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} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of solitary bees of the genus {Osmia}. They construct curious nests of hardened mud and sand.

{Mason moth} (Zool.), any moth whose larva constructs an earthen cocoon under the soil.

{Mason shell} (Zool.), 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} (Zool.), 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 larvae

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mason \Ma"son\, verb (used with an object) 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Mason

noun

1: American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792) [syn: {Mason}, {George Mason}]

2: English film actor (1909-1984) [syn: {Mason}, {James Mason}, {James Neville Mason}]

3: English writer (1865-1948) [syn: {Mason}, {A. E. W. Mason}, {Alfred Edward Woodley Mason}]

4: a craftsman who works with stone or brick [syn: {mason}, {stonemason}]

5: a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love [syn: {Freemason}, {Mason}]


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