What does mastery mean?

Definitions for masteryˈmæs tə ri, ˈmɑ stə-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mastery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. command, control, mastery(noun)

    great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

    "a good command of French"

  2. domination, mastery, supremacy(noun)

    power to dominate or defeat

    "mastery of the seas"

  3. mastery, subordination(noun)

    the act of mastering or subordinating someone


  1. mastery(Noun)

    The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.

    If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the tops. uE000175444uE001 Sir Walter Raleigh.

  2. mastery(Noun)

    Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence.

  3. mastery(Noun)

    A masterly operation; a feat.

    I will do a maistrie ere I go. Chaucer.

  4. mastery(Noun)

    The philosopher's stone.

  5. mastery(Noun)

    The act or process of mastering; the state of having mastered; expertise.

  6. Origin: From maistrie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mastery(noun)

    the position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority

  2. Mastery(noun)

    superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence

  3. Mastery(noun)

    contest for superiority

  4. Mastery(noun)

    a masterly operation; a feat

  5. Mastery(noun)

    specifically, the philosopher's stone

  6. Mastery(noun)

    the act process of mastering; the state of having mastered

  7. Origin: [OF. maistrie.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mastery in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mastery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

  2. Christopher Zeeman:

    Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.

  3. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.

  4. Alfred Lord Tennyson:

    The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

  5. Naomi Klein:

    We can save ourselves, but only if we let go of the myth of dominance and mastery and learn to work with nature.

Images & Illustrations of mastery

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