Slaveborn to Sleer
(Slave"born`) a. Born in slavery.
(Slave"hold`er) n. One who holds slaves.
(Slave"hold`ing), a. Holding persons in slavery.
(Slave*oc"ra*cy) n. See Slavocracy.
1. A vessel engaged in the slave trade; a slave ship.
2. A person engaged in the purchase and sale of slaves; a slave merchant, or slave trader.
The slaver's hand was on the latch,Longfellow.
He seemed in haste to go.
(Slav"er) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slavered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slavering.] [Cf. Icel. slafra. See Slabber.]
1. To suffer spittle, etc., to run from the mouth.
2. To be besmeared with saliva. Shak.
(Slav"er), v. t. To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth; to defile with drivel; to slabber.
(Slav"er), n. Saliva driveling from the mouth.
Of all mad creatures, if the learned are right,Pope.
It is the slaver kills, and not the bite.
(Slav"er*er) n. A driveler; an idiot.
(Slav"er*ing) a. Drooling; defiling with saliva. Slav"er*ing*ly, adv.
(Slav"er*y) n.; pl. Slaveries [See 2d Slave.]
1. The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another.
Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, slavery, said I, still thou art a bitter draught!Sterne.
I wish, from my soul, that the legislature of this state [Virginia] could see the policy of a gradual abolition
of slavery. It might prevent much future mischief.Washington.
2. A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will.
The vulgar slaveries rich men submit to.C. Lever.
There is a slavery that no legislation can abolish, the slavery of caste.G. W. Cable.
3. The holding of slaves.
Syn. Bondage; servitude; inthrallment; enslavement; captivity; bond service; vassalage.
(Slav"ey) n. A maidservant. [Colloq. & Jocose Eng.]
(Slav"ic) a. Slavonic. n. The group of allied languages spoken by the Slavs.
(Slav"ish) a. Of or pertaining to slaves; such as becomes or befits a slave; servile; excessively
laborious; as, a slavish life; a slavish dependance on the great. Slav"ish*ly, adv. Slav"ish*ness,