Definitions for MASTERˈmæs tər, ˈmɑ stər

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word MASTER

Princeton's WordNet

  1. maestro, master(noun)

    an artist of consummate skill

    "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"

  2. overlord, master, lord(noun)

    a person who has general authority over others

  3. victor, master, superior(noun)

    a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

  4. master(noun)

    directs the work of others

  5. headmaster, schoolmaster, master(noun)

    presiding officer of a school

  6. master, master copy, original(noun)

    an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

  7. master, captain, sea captain, skipper(noun)

    an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

  8. master(noun)

    someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution

  9. master, professional(noun)

    an authority qualified to teach apprentices

  10. passkey, passe-partout, master key, master(adj)

    key that secures entrance everywhere

  11. chief(a), main(a), primary(a), principal(a), master(a)(verb)

    most important element

    "the chief aim of living"; "the main doors were of solid glass"; "the principal rivers of America"; "the principal example"; "policemen were primary targets"; "the master bedroom"; "a master switch"

  12. master, get the hang(verb)

    be or become completely proficient or skilled in

    "She mastered Japanese in less than two years"

  13. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master(verb)

    get on top of; deal with successfully

    "He overcame his shyness"

  14. dominate, master(verb)

    have dominance or the power to defeat over

    "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"

  15. master, control(verb)

    have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of

    "Do you control these data?"


  1. master(Noun)

    Someone who has control over something or someone.

  2. master(Noun)

    Owner of an animal or slave.

    A good master should take good care of his pets.

  3. master(Noun)

    The captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner.

  4. master(Noun)

    Someone who employs others.

  5. master(Noun)

    An expert at something.

    Mark Twain was a master of fiction.

  6. master(Noun)

    A tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices.

  7. master(Noun)

    A skilled artist.

  8. master(Noun)

    A courtesy title of a man or a boy; mister. See Master.

  9. master(Noun)

    A master's degree; a type of postgraduate degree, usually undertaken after a bachelor degree.

    She has a master in psychology.

  10. master(Verb)

    to be a master

  11. master(Verb)

    to control

  12. master(Verb)

    to learn to a high degree of proficiency

    It took her years to master the art of needlecraft.

  13. master(Noun)

    A person holding such a degree.

    He is a master of marine biology.

  14. master(Noun)

    The original of a document or of a recording.

    The band couldn't find the master, so they re-recorded their tracks.

  15. master(Noun)

    The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.

  16. master(Noun)

    A parajudicial officer (such as a referee, an auditor, an examiner, or an assessor) specially appointed to help a court with its proceedings.

    The case was tried by a master, who concluded that the plaintiffs were the equitable owners of the property....

  17. master(Adjective)


  18. master(Adjective)

    main, principal or predominant

  19. master(Adjective)

    highly skilled

  20. master(Adjective)


  21. Master(Noun)

    Prefix to a boy's name.

  22. Master(Noun)

    A religious teacher, often as an honorific title.

    A good master should take good care of his pets.

  23. Master(Noun)

    A master's degree.

  24. Master(Noun)

    A person holding a master's degree, as a title.

  25. Master(Noun)

    The owner of a slave, in some literature.

    Mark Twain was a master of fiction.

  26. Master(Noun)

    One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca alongside the Father and Sage and representing a boy

  27. Origin: mægester, from magister. Reinforced by maistre, mestre also from Latin magister.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Master(noun)

    a vessel having (so many) masts; -- used only in compounds; as, a two-master

  2. Master(noun)

    a male person having another living being so far subject to his will, that he can, in the main, control his or its actions; -- formerly used with much more extensive application than now. (a) The employer of a servant. (b) The owner of a slave. (c) The person to whom an apprentice is articled. (d) A sovereign, prince, or feudal noble; a chief, or one exercising similar authority. (e) The head of a household. (f) The male head of a school or college. (g) A male teacher. (h) The director of a number of persons performing a ceremony or sharing a feast. (i) The owner of a docile brute, -- especially a dog or horse. (j) The controller of a familiar spirit or other supernatural being

  3. Master(noun)

    one who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time

  4. Master(noun)

    one who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art

  5. Master(noun)

    a title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced mister, except when given to boys; -- sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr

  6. Master(noun)

    a young gentleman; a lad, or small boy

  7. Master(noun)

    the commander of a merchant vessel; -- usually called captain. Also, a commissioned officer in the navy ranking next above ensign and below lieutenant; formerly, an officer on a man-of-war who had immediate charge, under the commander, of sailing the vessel

  8. Master(noun)

    a person holding an office of authority among the Freemasons, esp. the presiding officer; also, a person holding a similar office in other civic societies

  9. Master(verb)

    to become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue

  10. Master(verb)

    to gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science

  11. Master(verb)

    to own; to posses

  12. Master(verb)

    to be skillful; to excel

  13. Origin: [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. matre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me`gas. Cf. Maestro, Magister, Magistrate, Magnitude, Major, Mister, Mistress, Mickle.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. master

    The commanding officer of a United States Naval Ship, a commercial ship, or a government-owned general agency agreement ship operated for the Military Sealift Command by a civilian company to transport Department of Defense cargo. Also called MA.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MASTER' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1677

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MASTER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2163

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MASTER' in Nouns Frequency: #593

Anagrams for MASTER »

  1. armest, armets, mastre, maters, matres, METARs, remast, stream, tamers, tremas

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francis M. Faber Jr:

    Do 'keystones' have a 'Master'?

  2. Augustus Octavius:

    Practice, the master of all things.

  3. Pliny the Elder:

    The master's eye is the best fertilizer.

  4. Joseph Hall:

    He is great enough that is his own master.

  5. Seneca:

    The arts are the servant wisdom its master.

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Translations for MASTER

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سيد, أصُولِيّArabic
  • панBelarusian
  • собственик, майстор, стопанин, господар, капитан, оригинал, хазяинBulgarian
  • mestreCatalan, Valencian
  • mistr, pánCzech
  • Meister, meisternGerman
  • πλοίαρχος, αριστοτέχνης, κύριος, δάσκαλος, πρωτότυπο, μάστορας, κατέχω, αρχιτεχνίτης, καπετάνιος, αφεντικό, κυριαρχώ, αφέντης, κυβερνώ, κεντρικός, αυθεντικόςGreek
  • majstroEsperanto
  • patrón, señorito, capitán, maestro, maestre, maese, señor, amo, joven amo, másterSpanish
  • isandEstonian
  • اصلی, مَهتَر, ناخُدا, اُستاد, آقاپسَر, سَروَر, آقا, کارفَرما, سالار, ماهر, اصل, استادPersian
  • alkuperäisversio, työnantaja, isäntä, master-versio, mestari, master-kopio, hallita, kapteeni, nuoriherra, herra, pää-, alkuperäinen, -mestari, -taituriFinnish
  • maîtreFrench
  • ceannsaichScottish Gaelic
  • mesterHungarian
  • padrone, mastro, maestro, comandante, boss, padroneggiare, padrona, capo, proprietario, titolare, capitano, masterItalian
  • マスターする, マスター, 主人, おぼっちゃまJapanese
  • 주인Korean
  • وه‌ستاKurdish
  • dominus, magister, dominulusLatin
  • MeeschterLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • saimnieks, saimnieceLatvian
  • владее, господар, управува, раководи, мајстор, стопан, газда, господари, господарски, мајсторскиMacedonian
  • controleren, meester, beheersenDutch
  • masterkopi, herre, mestre, mester, beherske, original, lede, styre, original-, mester-, hoved-Norwegian
  • panicz, pani, pan, kopia-matka, kapitan, mistrz, władcaPolish
  • senhorzinho, máster, dono, mestre, proprietário, capitão, amo, patrão, senhorPortuguese
  • stăpâni, stăpân, original, proprietar, excela, patron, jupân, conduce, controla, maestruRomanian
  • мастер, владелец, хозяин, повелитель, оригинал, ведущий, ведущее устройство, барич, господин, капитан, барчук, владыкаRussian
  • господарити, газда, господар, мајстор, gospodar, мајсторскиSerbo-Croatian
  • mojster, gospodarSlovene
  • husbonde, mästareSwedish
  • устодTajik
  • bossing, amo, maestro, compatron, kapitan, pantas-, capitan, guroTagalog
  • usta, işveren, komodor, üstad, kaptan, hoca, efendiTurkish
  • mwaisseWalloon

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