mast

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See also: Mast, MAST, masť, mást, måst, and mast-

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mast, from Old English mæst (mast), from Proto-Germanic *mastaz (mast, sail-pole), from Proto-Indo-European *mazdos (pole, mast). Cognate with Dutch mast, German Mast, and via Indo-European with Latin mālus, Russian мо́ст (móst, bridge), Irish adhmad.

Noun[edit]

mast (plural masts)

masts of a ship
  1. A tall, slim post or tower, usually tapering upward, used to support, for example, the sails on a ship, flags, floodlights, meteorological instruments ,or communications equipment such as an aerial, usually supported by guy-wires. [from 9th c.]
  2. (naval) A non-judicial punishment ("NJP") disciplinary hearing under which a commanding officer studies and disposes of cases involving those under his command. [from 17th c.]
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mast (third-person singular simple present masts, present participle masting, simple past and past participle masted)

  1. To supply and fit a mast to (a ship). [from 16th c.]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English mæst (fallen nuts, food for swine), mæsten (to fatten, feed), from West Germanic; probably related to meat.

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Noun[edit]

mast (plural masts)

  1. The fruit of forest-trees (beech, oak, chestnut, pecan, etc.), especially if having fallen from the tree, used as fodder for pigs and other animals. [from 10th c.]
    • c. 1609, George Chapman, Homer, Prince of Poets [translation of Odyssey]:
      She shut them straight in sties, and gave them meat: / Oak-mast, and beech, and cornel fruit, they eat,
    • 1715, Robert South, "A Sermon upon Prov. i.32", Twelve sermons preached at several times, and upon several occasions, page 73:
      they feed and grovel like Swine under an Oak, filling themselves with the Mast, but never so much as looking up
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, page 162:
      He [] would begin to pick up the seed-cases or mast, squeeze each one with his fingers to see if it were fertile, and drop it if it were not.
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mast (third-person singular simple present masts, present participle masting, simple past and past participle masted)

  1. (of swine and other animals) To feed on forest seed or fruit.
  2. (agriculture, forestry, ecology, of a population of plants) To vary fruit and seed production in multi-year cycles.
    • 1985, Michael Fenner, Seed ecology, page 33:
      Any individual tree which masted in a generally non-mast year would be subjected to the exclusive attention of the seed predators and so would be selected against.
    • 2004, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Christian Körner, Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Forest Diversity and Function: Temperate and Boreal Systems, page 28:
      However, if this were true, all or most masting species (e.g., Fagus and Quercus) in a forest would have to mast in synchrony to be effective against generalist herbivores.
    • 2008, Chris Rowthorn, Muhammad Cohen, China Williams, Borneo, page 50:
      Because dipterocarp seeds are winged and spin gracefully as they fall, the dispersal of millions of dipterocarp seeds during a masting event is one of the greatest spectacles that you can see on planet Earth.

Etymology 3[edit]

From French masse, with -t probably after Etymology 1, above.

Noun[edit]

mast (plural masts)

  1. (obsolete, billiards) A type of heavy cue, with the broad end of which one strikes the ball. [18th–19th c.]
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol. II, ch. 74:
      Godfrey thus conquered, pretended to lose his temper, curs'd his own ill luck, swore that the table had a cast, and that the balls did not run true, changed his mast, and with great warmth challenged his enemy to double his sum.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mastь.

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mast f

  1. ointment

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch mast, from Old Dutch *mast, from Proto-Germanic *mastaz.

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mast m (plural masten, diminutive mastje n)

  1. mast (pole on a ship, to which sails can be rigged)
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  • Afrikaans: mas
  • Japanese: マスト

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch mast.

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mast m (plural masten, diminutive mastje n)

  1. mast, fodder for pigs or other animals made up of acorns and beechnuts.

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Estonian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From either Middle Low German mast or German Mast.

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mast (genitive masti, partitive masti)

  1. mast
  2. (card games) suit
  3. (poker) flush

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Middle English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mast

  1. Alternative form of mased

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *mastaz

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mast m (plural masts)

  1. mast (structure found on watercraft)

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Northern Kurdish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mast m

  1. yoghurt

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German mast (mast).

Noun[edit]

mast f or m (definite singular masta or masten, indefinite plural master, definite plural mastene)

  1. mast
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

mast

  1. past participle of mase

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German mast.

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mast f (definite singular masta, indefinite plural master, definite plural mastene)

  1. mast

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Frankish *mast.

Noun[edit]

mast m (oblique plural maz or matz, nominative singular maz or matz, nominative plural mast)

  1. mast (structure found on watercraft)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mastь (Russian масть (mastʹ), Polish maść). Compare mazati.

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mȃst f (Cyrillic spelling ма̑ст)

  1. grease
  2. ointment
  3. fat
  4. lard
  5. schmaltz

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  • mast” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

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mast c

  1. mast, tall slim structure

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Declension of mast 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mast masten master masterna
Genitive masts mastens masters masternas

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mast n

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

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