Definición de slave en inglés:


Saltos de línea: slave
Pronunciación: /sleɪv


  • 1(Especially in the past) a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them: he killed the natives or turned them into slaves
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    • At any time, a master could confiscate any money that a slave had saved up, and the slave had no legal recourse.
    • A University of Pennsylvania report estimates 750,000 women were trafficked into the U.S. as sex slaves in the past decade.
    • While a slave could be raffled off or wagered at the master's whim, freeing a slave was fraught with legal obstacles.
    bondsman, bondswoman, bondservant, bondslave, serf, vassal, thrall
    historical helot, odalisque, blackbird, hierodule
  • 1.1A person who works very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation: by the time I was ten, I had become her slave, doing all the housework
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    • The media joked that men would become domestic slaves to working women.
    • Citizens enjoy being lackeys and slaves to rich folks.
    • Many women are virtual slaves to their pimps, snared by false protestations of love, and then held in his thrall by a combination of violence and spurious affection.
    drudge, servant, general factotum, man/maid of all work, lackey, minion, galley slave
    informal gofer, bitch
    British informal skivvy, dogsbody, slavey, poodle, fag
    rare slaveling
  • 1.2A person who is excessively dependent upon or controlled by something: the poorest people of the world are slaves to the banks she was no slave to fashion
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    • He insists designers must look to the future or become slaves to the past.
    • But it is wrong to become a slave to food or to let it control you.
    • I am a free man, not a number; not a slave to silly ideas, not all that crazy and not one to suffer fools gladly!
  • 1.3A device, or part of one, directly controlled by another: [as modifier]: a slave cassette deck Compare with master1.
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    • The link slave devices and the link controller include protocol logic for communication according to a bidirectional protocol.
    • The arbiter device receives requests for data transfers from the master devices and selectively transmits the requests to the slave devices.
    • Power down your old computer, and install the new drive as a slave device to your old drive.


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Middle English: shortening of Old French esclave, equivalent of medieval Latin sclava (feminine) 'Slavonic (captive)': the Slavonic peoples had been reduced to a servile state by conquest in the 9th century.

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