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  Dictionary Definition of slave

slave
noun, verb, slaved, slaving.

-- noun
1. one who is the property of and wholly subject to, another; a bondservant.
2. one who works for and is the prisoner of another; one who works under duress and without payment.
3. one entirely under the domination of some influence: a slave to cigarettes.
4. a drudge.
-- verb (i)
5. to work like a slave; drudge.
-- verb (t)
6. to enslave.
-- adjective
7. of or relating to a computer, electronic device or other mechanism which is dependent on a main computer, electronic device, or mechanism.
[ME sclave, from OF esclave, from ML sclavus slave, SLAV; from the fact that many Slavs were reduced to slavery]