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Mast appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Raw on a mast, it’s a man o’ war.
  • Won’t Sam’s name help Marty trample He-man’s mast now?
  • Lo, did a mast I held depilate my lion?… oily metal I peddle hits a mad idol!
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Mast is sometimes a misspelling of mask, most or must.

The word mast is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun mast

What does mast mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • mast: masts
  • Mast: Masts

  1. a vertical spar for supporting sails
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: spar = a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
    • more specific terms:
      • foremast = the mast nearest the bow in vessels with two or more masts
      • jiggermast / jigger = any small mast on a sailing vessel
      • 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
      • mizzenmast / mizenmast / mizzen / mizen = third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts
      • topmast = the mast next above a lower mast and topmost in a fore-and-aft rig
    • part of: sailing ship / sailing vessel = a vessel that is powered by the wind
    • part: masthead = the head or top of a mast
  2. nuts of forest trees (as beechnuts and acorns) accumulated on the ground
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: nut = usually large hard-shelled seed
  3. nuts of forest trees used as feed for swine
  4. any sturdy upright pole
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: pole = a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

Alternative definition of the noun mast


  1. A tall, slim post or tower, usually tapering upward, used to support, for examples, the sails on a ship, flags, floodlights, or communications equipment such as an aerial, usually supported by guy-wires.
  2. The fruit of forest-trees (beech, oak, chestnut, pecan, &c.), especially if having fallen from the tree, used as fodder for pigs and other animals.

Specialised definition of the noun mast

Glossary of sports

a vertical spar that supports sails, rigging or flags on a ship (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

part of a sailboat pointing vertically upwards from the deck; the mast is made of steel or light metal, round wood, or carbon fibre and is used for attaching sails, lights, trimming ropes, and instruments. The mast must resist the pulling forces applied by stays, sails, halyards, and sheets as well as wind force. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / sailing

a long upright pole supported by rigging, for carrying the sail of a boat (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


Mast is the "fruit of forest trees like acorns and other nuts." It is also defined as "the fruit of trees such as beech, and other forms of Fagaceae. Alternatively, it can also refer to "a heap of nuts." The term "mast" comes from the Old English word "mæst", meaning the nuts of forest trees that have accumulated on the ground, especially those used as food for fattening domestic pigs.


"Mast" is a 1999 Bollywood musical romantic film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. This was the debut film for Aftab Shivdasani as a lead actor. Upon release, the film received positive reviews, and has become an instant hit at the box office.


"Mast" is a musical album of Sandeep Chowta.


  1. Mast is a musical artist and former member of Aliene Maφriage.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Aliene Maφriage (Guitar) between and (9 years)
  2. Mast a.k.a. C.K. Mast is a screenwriter.

There are other people with in their name, like Mast Ali, Dave Mast, John Mast, Rick Mast, Alisa Mast, David Mast, Steve Mast, Austin Mast, Gerald Mast and many others.


  1. The mast of a sailing vessel is a tall spar, or arrangement of spars, erected more or less vertically on the centre-line of a ship or boat. Its purposes include carrying sail, spars, and derricks, and giving necessary height to a navigation light, look-out position, signal yard, control position, radio aerial or signal lamp. Large ships have several masts, with the size and configuration depending on the style of ship. Nearly all sailing masts are guyed masts.
    • also known as صاري السفينة, 돛, babafingo
  2. Mast: In naval tradition, a mast is a non-judicial punishment disciplinary hearing under which a commanding officer studies and disposes of cases involving those in his command.
  3. Mast: In Sufi philosophy, a mast is a person who is overwhelmed with love for God, accompanied with external disorientation resembling intoxication. The word is coined by Meher Baba and originates from the Sufi term mast-Allah meaning "intoxicated with God" from Persian mast, lit. "intoxicated." Another interpretation of its origin is that it is derived from masti, a Persian word meaning "overpowered.
  4. Mast: The ancient Egyptian ship's mast hieroglyph is one of the oldest language hieroglyphs from Ancient Egypt. It is used on a famous label of Pharaoh Den of the First dynasty, but forms part of the location hieroglyph: Emblem of the East.
  5. Mast a.k.a. spastic paraplegia 21, maspardin (autosomal recessive, Mast syndrome) is a gene.
    • also known as spastic paraplegia 21; spastic paraplegia 21 (autosomal recessive, Mast syndrome); maspardin; acid cluster protein 33

Phrases with Mast

Phrases starting with the word Mast:

  1. MAST-
  2. mast cell
  3. Mast Wood
  4. Mast-Cell
  5. Mast Seeding
  6. Mast Climbing

Phrases ending with the word Mast:

  1. half-mast
  2. jury mast
  3. beech mast
  4. royal mast
  5. mooring mast
  6. Before the Mast
  7. topgallant mast
  8. Nail One's Colours to the Mast

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mast

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Google previewThe mariner's chronicle: being a collection of ... (1804)

narratives of shipwrecks, fires, famines ... by Archibald Duncan

A mast is a long round piece of timber, elevated perpendicularly upon the keel of a ship, upon which are attached the yards, the sails, and...

Google previewThe Mariner's Chronicle (2004)

by Archibald Duncan

A mast is a long round piece of timber, elevated perpendicularly upon the keel of a ship, upon which are attached the yards, the sails, and...

Google previewGame Programming Patterns (2014)

by Robert Nystrom

Atop the ship's mast is a crow's nest. Hunched in that crow's nest is a pirate. Clutching the pirate's shoulder is a parrot. The ship's local transform The mechanics of how this transform is stored and manipulated are unfortunately out of scope ...

Google previewSailing, Seamanship and Yacht Construction (2012)

by Uffa Fox

Directly abaft the mast is the main saloon which is 13 ft. 6 in. long by 18 ft. wide with a comfortable lounge each side, two tables, and a companionway which leads straight out on to the deck. Abaft this are four staterooms for guests, and in the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sea Terms (1898)

For the Use of Yachtsmen, Amateur Boatmen, and Beginners by A. Ansted

The fore-stay is a rope, now almost always of wire, running from the lower masthead to the stem of a vessel or to the bowsprit end : its office being to prevent the mast from falling backward under the weight of the sails. . It is usually eye-spliced ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 4

Sir Robert Seppings has invented a mast, at once distinguished for the beauty of the principle employed in its construction, and for its very great economy. According to this ingenious plan, the largest piece 0f timber required for a first- rate mast, ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

MAST. MAST. oars double-banked, and a steersman with an oar at the stern. Mast. (Nautical.) A long spar placed amid- ship, nearly perpendicularly upon the keelson, and serving to support the yards and gaffs to which the sails are bent.

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Quotes about Mast

I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now. (Henry David Thoreau)
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Scrabble value of M3A1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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