an artist of consummate skill
"a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"
overlord, master, lordnoun
a person who has general authority over others
victor, master, superiornoun
a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
directs the work of others
headmaster, schoolmaster, masternoun
presiding officer of a school
master, master copy, originalnoun
an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
master, captain, sea captain, skippernoun
an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
an authority qualified to teach apprentices
passkey, passe-partout, master key, masteradjective
key that secures entrance everywhere
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"
master, get the hangverb
be or become completely proficient or skilled in
"She mastered Japanese in less than two years"
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, masterverb
get on top of; deal with successfully
"He overcame his shyness"
have dominance or the power to defeat over
"Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"
have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
"Do you control these data?"
Someone who has control over something or someone.
Owner of an animal or slave.
A good master should take good care of his pets.
The captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner.
Someone who employs others.
An expert at something.
Mark Twain was a master of fiction.
A tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices.
A skilled artist.
A courtesy title of a man or a boy; mister. See Master.
A master's degree; a type of postgraduate degree, usually undertaken after a bachelor degree.
She has a master in psychology.
to be a master
to learn to a high degree of proficiency
It took her years to master the art of needlecraft.
A person holding such a degree.
He is a master of marine biology.
The original of a document or of a recording.
The band couldn't find the master, so they re-recorded their tracks.
The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.
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....
main, principal or predominant
Prefix to a boy's name.
A religious teacher, often as an honorific title.
A good master should take good care of his pets.
A master's degree.
A person holding a master's degree, as a title.
The owner of a slave, in some literature.
Mark Twain was a master of fiction.
One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca alongside the Father and Sage and representing a boy
Etymology: mægester, from magister. Reinforced by maistre, mestre also from Latin magister.
a vessel having (so many) masts; -- used only in compounds; as, a two-master
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
one who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time
one who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art
a title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced mister, except when given to boys; -- sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr
a young gentleman; a lad, or small boy
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
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
to become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue
to gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science
to own; to posses
to be skillful; to excel
Etymology: [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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mas′tėr, n. one who commands: a lord or owner: a leader or ruler: a teacher: an employer: the commander of a merchant-ship: formerly the navigator or sailing-master of a ship-of-war: one eminently skilled in anything: the common title of address to a young gentleman, &c.: a title of dignity or office—a degree conferred by universities, as Master of Arts, &c., the title of the eldest son of a Scotch viscount or baron, the head of some corporations, as Balliol College, &c., of a lodge of freemasons, &c.: a husband.—adj. the chief, predominant: belonging to a master, chief, principal, as in Master-builder, &c.—v.t. to become master of: to overcome: to become skilful in: to execute with skill.—ns. Mas′ter-build′er, a chief builder, one who directs or employs others; Mas′terdom, power of control.—adj. Mas′terful, exercising the authority or power of a master: imperious: having the skill of a master.—adv. Mas′terfully, in a masterful or imperious manner.—ns. Mas′terfulness; Mas′ter-hand, the hand of a master: a person highly skilled; Mas′terhood; Mas′ter-joint, the most marked system of joints or divisional planes by which a rock is intersected; Mas′terkey, a key that opens many locks: a clue fitted to guide one out of many difficulties.—adj. Mas′terless, without a master or owner: ungoverned: unsubdued: beyond control.—n. Mas′terliness, quality of being masterly: masterly skill.—adj. Mas′terly, like a master: with the skill of a master: skilful: excellent: overbearing.—adv. with the skill of a master.—ns. Mas′ter-mar′iner, the captain of a merchant-vessel or fishing-vessel; Mas′ter-mā′son, a freemason who has attained the third degree; Mas′ter-mind; Mas′ter-pass′ion; Mas′terpiece, a piece of work worthy of a master: a work of superior skill: chief excellence; Mas′tership, the office of master: rule or dominion: superiority; Mas′terstroke, a stroke or performance worthy of a master: superior performance; Mas′ter-wheel, the wheel in a machine which imparts motion to other parts; Mas′ter-work, work worthy of a master: masterpiece; Mas′terwort, a perennial umbelliferous herb, native to northern Europe, its root reputed as a stomachic, sudorific, diuretic, &c.; Mas′tery, the power or authority of a master: dominion: victory: superiority: the attainment of superior power or skill.—Master of ceremonies, of the Rolls, &c. (see Ceremonies, Rolls, &c.); Master of the horse, the Roman Magister Equitum, an official appointed by the dictator to act next under himself: an equerry, esp. the exalted official bearing this name at the British court; Master of the Temple, the preacher of the Temple Church in London; Masters of the schools, at Oxford, the conductors of the first examination (Responsions) for the degree of B.A.—Masterly inactivity, the position or part of a neutral or a Fabian combatant, carried out with diplomatic skill, so as to preserve a predominant influence without risking anything.—Passed, or Past, master, one who has occupied the office of master, esp. among freemasons—hence any one known to possess ample knowledge of some subject; The little masters, a 16th-17th cent. group of followers of Dürer, notable for fine work on wood and copper; The old masters, a term applied collectively to the great painters about the time of the Renaissance, esp. the Italians.—Be master of one's self, to have one's passions or emotions under control. [O. Fr. maistre (Fr. maître)—L. magister, from root of magnus, great.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The epithet for the captain or commander of a merchant vessel. When England first became a maritime power, ships with sailors, and a master to navigate, were furnished by the Cinque Ports, &c., and the fighting part of the men was composed of soldiers sent on board, commanded by generals, &c. Among the early voyagers there was a distinction between master and maister, the latter being the office; as, "we spoke the Dragon, whereof Master Ivie was maister," in Welsh's Voyage to Benin, A.D. 1590. In most applications, master denotes chief; as master boat-builder, master caulker, master sail-maker, &c.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Master' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1677
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Rank popularity for the word 'Master' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2163
Rank popularity for the word 'Master' in Nouns Frequency: #593
armest, armets, mastre, maters, matres, METARs, remast, stream, tamers, tremas
The numerical value of Master in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Master in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master -- something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. If the result be attractive, the World will praise you, who little deserve praise; if it be repulsive, the same World will blame you, who almost as little deserve blame.
Rock is a great master of life. It teaches us this simple philosophy: Stay firm!
Grant, Almighty God, since thou hast delivered to us a sure rule of worship, which cannot deceive us, and since thy Son became for us a perfect master of all wisdom and of solid piety, that we may obediently follow whatever he prescribes for us...”
Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.
The master bedroom floods every time the rain gets very strong. I think our home is below sea level.
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- سيد, أصُولِيّArabic
- 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
- patrón, señorito, capitán, maestro, maestre, maese, señor, amo, joven amo, máster, dominarSpanish
- 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
- maître, maîtriserFrench
- ceannsaichScottish Gaelic
- mester, fő-Hungarian
- 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
- 주인, 석사Korean
- 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
- bossing, amo, maestro, compatron, kapitan, pantas-, capitan, guroTagalog
- usta, işveren, komodor, üstad, kaptan, hoca, efendiTurkish
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