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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slave \Slave\ (sl[=a]v), n. [Cf. F. esclave, D. slaaf, Dan.
     slave, sclave, Sw. slaf, all fr. G. sklave, MHG. also slave,
     from the national name of the Slavonians, or Sclavonians (in
     LL. Slavi or Sclavi), who were frequently made slaves by the
     Germans. See Slav.]
     1. A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is
        wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as
        a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose
        person and services are wholly under the control of
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              Art thou our slave,
              Our captive, at the public mill our drudge?
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     2. One who has lost the power of resistance; one who
        surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to
        passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition.
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     3. A drudge; one who labors like a slave.
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     4. An abject person; a wretch. --Shak.
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     Slave ant (Zool.), any species of ants which is captured
        and enslaved by another species, especially Formica
        fusca of Europe and America, which is commonly enslaved
        by Formica sanguinea.
     Slave catcher, one who attempted to catch and bring back a
        fugitive slave to his master.
     Slave coast, part of the western coast of Africa to which
        slaves were brought to be sold to foreigners.
     Slave driver, one who superintends slaves at their work;
        hence, figuratively, a cruel taskmaster.
     Slave hunt.
        (a) A search after persons in order to reduce them to
            slavery. --Barth.
        (b) A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with
     Slave ship, a vessel employed in the slave trade or used
        for transporting slaves; a slaver.
     Slave trade, the business of dealing in slaves, especially
        of buying them for transportation from their homes to be
        sold elsewhere.
     Slave trader, one who traffics in slaves.
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     Syn: Bond servant; bondman; bondslave; captive; henchman;
          vassal; dependent; drudge. See Serf.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slav \Slav\ (sl[aum]v or sl[a^]v), n.; pl. Slavs. [A word
     originally meaning, intelligible, and used to contrast the
     people so called with foreigners who spoke languages
     unintelligible to the Slavs; akin to OSlav. slovo a word,
     slava fame, Skr. [,c]ru to hear. Cf. Loud.] (Ethnol.)
     One of a race of people occupying a large part of Eastern and
     Northern Europe, including the Russians, Bulgarians,
     Roumanians, Servo-Croats, Slovenes, Poles, Czechs, Wends or
     Sorbs, Slovaks, etc. [Written also Slave, and Sclav.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slave \Slave\ (sl[aum]v or sl[a^]v; 277) n.
     See Slav.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slave \Slave\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slaved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slave \Slave\, v. t.
     To enslave. --Marston.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who is owned by someone
      2: someone who works as hard as a slave [syn: slave,
         striver, hard worker]
      3: someone entirely dominated by some influence or person; "a
         slave to fashion"; "a slave to cocaine"; "his mother was his
         abject slave"
      v 1: work very hard, like a slave [syn: slave, break one's
           back, buckle down, knuckle down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "slave":
     Charlie McCarthy, agent, ancilla, apple-polisher, appliance,
     ass-licker, backscratcher, backslapper, beast of burden, bondmaid,
     bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, bootlick, bootlicker,
     brown-nose, brownie, captive, chattel, chattel slave, churl,
     clawback, concubine, contrivance, coolie, courtier, creature,
     cringer, debt slave, dependent, device, do double duty, dray horse,
     drudge, dummy, dupe, elucubrate, fag, fawner, feudatory, flatterer,
     flunky, follower, footlicker, galley slave, go-between, gofer,
     greasy grind, grind, groveler, grub, hack, handmaid, handmaiden,
     handshaker, hanger-on, helot, help, hierodule, hit the ball,
     homager, hustle, implement, inferior, instrument, interagent,
     intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jackal, kowtower, labor,
     laborer, lackey, led captain, lever, lickspit, lickspittle, liege,
     liege man, liege subject, lucubrate, mealymouth, mechanism,
     mediator, medium, menial, midwife, minion, moil, muck, myrmidon,
     odalisque, organ, overwork, pawn, peon, plaything, plod, plodder,
     pour it on, puppet, retainer, scratch, scullion, serf, servant,
     slavey, slog, slogger, spaniel, stooge, subject, subordinate, suck,
     sweat, swot, sycophant, theow, thrall, timeserver, toad, toady,
     toil, toiler, tool, toy, truckler, tufthunter, underling,
     understrapper, vassal, vehicle, villein, work hard, work late,
     work overtime, workhorse, yeoman, yes-man

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Jer. 2:14 (A.V.), but not there found in the original. In Rev.
     18:13 the word "slaves" is the rendering of a Greek word meaning
     "bodies." The Hebrew and Greek words for slave are usually
     rendered simply "servant," "bondman," or "bondservant." Slavery
     as it existed under the Mosaic law has no modern parallel. That
     law did not originate but only regulated the already existing
     custom of slavery (Ex. 21:20, 21, 26, 27; Lev. 25:44-46; Josh.
     9:6-27). The gospel in its spirit and genius is hostile to
     slavery in every form, which under its influence is gradually
     disappearing from among men.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SLAVE. A man who is by law deprived of his liberty for life, and becomes the 
  property of another. 
       2. A slave has no political rights, and generally has no civil rights. 
  He can enter into no contract unless specially authorized by law; what he 
  acquires generally, belongs to his master. The children of female slaves 
  follow the condition of their mothers, and are themselves slaves. 
       3. In Maryland, Missouri and Virginia slaves are declared by statute to 
  be personal estate, or treated as such. Anth. Shep. To. 428, 494; Misso. 
  Laws, 558. In Kentucky, the rule is different, and they are considered real 
  estate. 1 Kty. Rev. Laws, 566 1 Dana's R. 94. 
       4. In general a slave is considered a thing and not a person; but 
  sometimes he is considered as a person; as when he commits a crime; for 
  example, two white persons and a slave can commit a riot. 1 McCord, 534. See 
       5. A slave may acquire his freedom in various ways: 1. By manumission, 
  by deed or writing, which must be made according to the laws of the state 
  where the master then acts. 1 Penn. 10; 1 Rand. 15. The deed may be absolute 
  which gives immediate freedom to the slave, or conditional giving him 
  immediate freedom, and reserving a right of service for a time to come; 6 
  Rand. 652; or giving him his freedom as soon as a certain condition shall 
  have been fulfilled. 2 Root, 364; Coxe, 4. 2. By manumission by will. When 
  there is an express emancipation by will, the slave will be free, and the 
  testator's real estate shall be charged with the payment of his debts, if 
  there be not enough personal property without the sale of the slaves. 9 Pet. 
  461. See Harper, R. 20. The manumission by will may be implied, as, where 
  the master devises property real or personal to his slave. 2 Pet; 670; 5 
  Har. & J. 190. 3. By the removal of the slave with the consent of the 
  master, animo morandi, into one of the United States where slavery is 
  forbidden by law; 2 Mart. Lo. Rep. N. J. 401; or when he sojourns there 
  longer than is allowed by the law of the state. 7 S. & R. 378; 1 Wash. C. C. 
  Rep. 499. Vide Stroud on Slavery; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; and as to the 
  rights of one who, being free, is held as a slave, 2 Gilman, 1; 3 Yeates, 

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