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Definition of Mason


  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.
  3. 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.

Mason Quotations

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Walter Scott

I'd much rather see Richard Pryor or Jackie Mason in a theater than in a club.
Elayne Boosler

You can be a mason and build 50 buildings, but it doesn't mean you can design one.
John Malkovich

My daddy was a minister, my grandfather was a voodoo priest, my uncle was a mason; I was raised with a lot of studies.
Wyclef Jean

Before the professionalization of architecture in the nineteenth century, it was standard for an aspiring mason or carpenter to begin his apprenticeship at fourteen and to become a master builder by his early twenties.
Martin Filler
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Mason Translations

mason in Danish is frimurer
mason in Dutch is vrijmetselaar
mason in Dutch is metselaar
mason in French is macon
mason in German is Maurer
mason in Swedish is murare, frimurare

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