Definitions for masteryˈmæs tə ri, ˈmɑ stə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mas•ter•yˈmæs tə ri, ˈmɑ stə-(n.)(pl.)-ter•ies.

  1. command; grasp:

    a mastery of Italian.

  2. superiority; dominance:

    mastery over one's enemies.

  3. expert skill or knowledge.

  4. possession of skillful technique.

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

Translations for mastery

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually with over or of ) control, great skill or knowledge

We have gained mastery over the enemy.

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