Slave vs Disciple - What's the difference?

slave | disciple |

As a proper noun slave

is .

As a noun disciple is

any of the followers of jesus christ.



Alternative forms

: * ** sclaue * ** sclaue ** sclave * ** sclaue ** sklaw ** sklaue ** sklave : * ** slaif ** slaue ** slave (modern spelling developed) * ** slaue ** slave (whenceforth the modern spelling predominated)


(en noun)
  • A person who is the property of another person and whose labor and also whose life often is subject to the owner's volition.
  • A person who is legally obliged by prior contract (oral or written) to work for another, with contractually limited rights to bargain; an indentured servant.
  • One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders to something.
  • a slave to passion, to strong drink, or to ambition
  • A drudge; one who labours like a slave.
  • An abject person; a wretch.
  • Art thou the slave that with thy breath hast kill'd/ Mine innocent child? Shakespeare. Much Ado About Nothing.
  • A person who is forced against his/her will to perform, for another person or other persons, sexual acts or other personal services on a regular or continuing basis.
  • (engineering) A device that is controlled by another device.
  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from slave) * antislavery * bondslave * enslave * enslavement * enslaver * no slave to fashion * postslavery * sex slave * sexual slavery * slaveboy * slave code * slavedom * slave driver, slave-driver * Slave Dynasty * slave-girl, slavegirl * slaveholder * slaveholding * slave labour * slaveless * slavelike * slavemaster * slaveowner * slaver * slave to fashion * slavery * slave ship * slave trade * slavey * slavish * wage slave * white slave * white slaver * white slavery

    See also

    * chattel * indentured servant * * (Slavery)


  • To work hard.
  • I was slaving all day over a hot stove.
  • To enslave.
  • (Marston)
  • To place a device under the control of another.
  • to slave a hard disk
  • * 2005 , Simon Millward, Fast Guide to Cubase SX (page 403)
  • Slaving one digital audio device to another unit using timecode alone results in time-based synchronisation


    * August 2, 2004 , "EE Times: Beware 'zombie' clauses * Notes:


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    (en noun)
  • A person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others.
  • An active follower or adherent of someone, or some philosophy etc.
  • * Holy Bible, Matthew 9:10 (King James Version)
  • And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=4, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.}}
  • (Ireland) Miserable-looking creature of a man.
  • Synonyms

    * student

    See also

    * apostle


  • (obsolete) To train, educate, teach.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.i:
  • fraile youth is oft to follie led, / Through false allurement of that pleasing baite, / That better were in vertues discipled [...].