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MAST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mast mean? 

MAST (noun)
  The noun MAST has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MAST used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAST (noun)


Sense 1mast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vertical spar for supporting sails

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("mast" is a kind of...):

spar (a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging)

Meronyms (parts of "mast"):

masthead (the head or top of a mast)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mast"):

foremast (the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts)

jigger; jiggermast (any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl)

jury mast (a temporary mast to replace one that has broken off)

mainmast (the chief mast of a sailing vessel with two or more masts)

mizen; mizenmast; mizzen; mizzenmast (third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy)

topmast (the mast next above a lower mast and topmost in a fore-and-aft rig)

Holonyms ("mast" is a part of...):

sailing ship; sailing vessel (a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts)


Sense 2mast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground; used especially as food for swine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("mast" is a kind of...):

nut (usually large hard-shelled seed)


Sense 3mast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("mast" is a kind of...):

feed; provender (food for domestic livestock)


Sense 4mast [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any sturdy upright pole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("mast" is a kind of...):

pole (a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic)


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