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English → English (gcide) Definition: Before the mast Mast \Mast\, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails, yards, rigging, etc. A mast may also consist of several pieces of timber united by iron bands, or of a hollow pillar of iron or steel. [1913 Webster] The tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ammiral. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: The most common general names of masts are foremast, mainmast, and mizzenmast, each of which may be made of separate spars. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mach.) The vertical post of a derrick or crane. [1913 Webster] 3. (A["e]ronautics) A spar or strut to which tie wires or guys are attached for stiffening purposes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Afore the mast, Before the mast. See under Afore, and Before. Mast coat. See under Coat. Mast hoop, one of a number of hoops attached to the fore edge of a boom sail, which slip on the mast as the sail is raised or lowered; also, one of the iron hoops used in making a made mast. See Made. [1913 Webster] Before \Be*fore"\, prep. [OE. beforen, biforen, before, AS. beforan; pref. be- + foran, fore, before. See Be-, and Fore.] 1. In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house. [1913 Webster] His angel, who shall go Before them in a cloud and pillar of fire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that. [1913 Webster] Before Abraham was, I am. --John viii. 58. [1913 Webster] Before this treatise can become of use, two points are necessary. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly before, in this sense, was followed by that. “Before that Philip called thee . . . I saw thee.” --John i. 48. [1913 Webster] 3. An advance of; farther onward, in place or time. [1913 Webster] The golden age . . . is before us. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 4. Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than. [1913 Webster] He that cometh after me is preferred before me. --John i. 15. [1913 Webster] The eldest son is before the younger in succession. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 5. In presence or sight of; face to face with; facing. [1913 Webster] Abraham bowed down himself before the people. --Gen. xxiii. 12. [1913 Webster] Wherewith shall I come before the Lord? --Micah vi. 6. [1913 Webster] 6. Under the cognizance or jurisdiction of. [1913 Webster] If a suit be begun before an archdeacon. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 7. Open for; free of access to; in the power of. [1913 Webster] The world was all before them where to choose. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Before the mast (Naut.), as a common sailor, -- because the sailors live in the forecastle, forward of the foremast. Before the wind (Naut.), in the direction of the wind and by its impulse; having the wind aft. [1913 Webster]


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