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mast

Noun

1 a vertical spar for supporting sails
2 nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground; used especially as food for swine
3 nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine
4 any sturdy upright pole

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English

Pronunciation

  • , /mɑːst/, /mA:st/

Etymology 1

mæst, from Germanic *mastaz, from Indo-European *mast- ‘board’. Cognate with Dutch mast, German Mast; and with Latin mālus, Russian мост ‘bridge’, Irish adhmad.

Noun

  1. A tall, slim structure used to support, for example, the sails on a ship, floodlights or an aerial.
Derived terms
Translations
support of a sail

Verb

  1. To supply a fit a mast to a ship
Translations
  • Italian: alberare

See also

Etymology 2

mæst, from West Germanic; probably related to meat.

Noun

  1. The fruit of forest-trees (beech, oak, chestnut, &c.), especially having dropped from the tree, used as fodder for pigs and other animals.
Translations
the fruit of forest-trees
  • Norwegian: olden (archaic)

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Bosnian

Etymology

Declension

Croatian

Etymology

Declension

Czech

Etymology

Noun

  1. ointment

Derived terms

Kurdish

Noun

  1. yoghurt (a milk-based product thickened by a bacterium-aided curdling process)

Norwegian

Etymology 1

From mast

Noun

  1. mast
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References

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Etymology 2

Verb

mast
  1. Past participle of '''[[mase#Norwegian.

Declension

Swedish

Noun

mast
  1. mast, tall slim structure

Extensive Definition

Mast may refer to:
  • Mast (botany), the edible seed and fruit produced by trees or shrubs that wildlife species will consume
  • Mast cell, involved in the allergy response
  • Mast (Sufism), in India, a type of religious intoxication
  • Mast (film) is a 1999 Indian movie by Ram Gopal Verma
  • Mast (naval), in naval tradition, a non-judicial disciplinary hearing
  • Mast (sailing), a pole which holds a sail on sailing ships and boats
  • Mast year, a year in which vegetation produces a significant abundance of fruit
  • Radio masts and towers, poles or lattice towers which carry antennas/aerials
  • Radar masts, typically on naval vessels, but also vehicles such as the 9K33 Osa.
  • The primary support for a helicopter rotor
  • The main vertical structure on a Forklift truck, which carries the machanism for raising and lowering the load.
Acronyms include:
People include:
mast in Danish: Mast
mast in German: Mast
mast in Dutch: Mast
mast in Japanese: マスト (曖昧さ回避)
mast in Polish: Maszt
mast in Russian: Мачта

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advocate, alpenstock, antenna tower, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, barbican, bare pole, bearer, belfry, bell tower, boom, bowsprit, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, bumpkin, buttress, campanile, cane, carrier, cervix, club, colossus, column, corset, crook, crossjack yard, crosstree, crutch, cupola, derrick, dolphin striker, dome, fire tower, flying jib boom, fore jack, fore-skysail mast, fore-skysail yard, fore-topgallant mast, fore-topgallant yard, fore-topmast, foremast, foreroyal mast, foreroyal yard, foreyard, foundation garment, fulcrum, gaff, girdle, gooseneck, guy, guywire, jack, jib boom, jock, jockstrap, king post, lantern, lazy jack, lighthouse, lower boom, main-royal mast, main-royal yard, main-skysail mast, main-topgallant mast, mainmast, mainstay, maintainer, martello, martello tower, masthead, minaret, mizzen, mizzen-royal mast, mizzenmast, monument, neck, obelisk, observation tower, pagoda, pilaster, pillar, pinnacle, pole, prop, pylon, pyramid, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, rigging, shaft, shoulder, shroud, skysail yard, skyscraper, spanker boom, spanker gaff, spar, spars, spine, spire, spreader, sprit, staff, standing rigging, standpipe, stave, stay, steeple, stick, stiffener, strengthener, stupa, support, supporter, sustainer, tack bumpkin, television mast, timber, tope, topgallant mast, topgallant yard, topmast, tour, tower, tree, turret, upholder, walking stick, water tower, whisker boom, whisker pole, windmill tower, yard, yardarm
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