What does masterpiece mean?

Definitions for masterpiece
ˈmæs tərˌpis, ˈmɑ stər-mas·ter·piece

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. masterpiece, chef-d'oeuvrenoun

    the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman

  2. masterpiecenoun

    an outstanding achievement

Wiktionary

  1. masterpiecenoun

    A piece of work that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career.

    Etymology: a calque of meesterstuk

  2. masterpiecenoun

    A work of outstanding creativity, skill or workmanship.

    Masterpieces are not completed, they are abandoned.

    Etymology: a calque of meesterstuk

  3. masterpiecenoun

    A work created in order to qualify as a master craftsman and member of a guild.

    Etymology: a calque of meesterstuk

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masterpiecenoun

    anything done or made with extraordinary skill; a capital performance; a chef-d'oeuvre; a supreme achievement

Freebase

  1. Masterpiece

    Masterpiece in modern usage refers to a creation that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career or to a work of outstanding creativity, skill, or workmanship.

Suggested Resources

  1. masterpiece

    Song lyrics by masterpiece -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by masterpiece on the Lyrics.com website.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce masterpiece?

How to say masterpiece in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of masterpiece in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of masterpiece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of masterpiece in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Craig:

    In 2012, fiancs Charlie Craig and David Mullins attempted to order a cake to celebrate Charlie Craig and David Mullins upcoming wedding, from the Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colo. Jack Phillips, Jack Phillips, told Charlie Craig and David Mullins Jack Phillips would sell Charlie Craig and David Mullins any other baked goods in Jack Phillips store, but would not design a wedding cake because it was in conflict with Jack Phillips Christian beliefs. Charlie Craig and Charlie Craig and David Mullins filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which ruled in Charlie Craig and David Mullins favor, as did the Colorado Court of Appeals. In its determination in favor of Jack Phillips, the high court did not alter Colorado's anti-discrimination law, instead the case turned on the way in which the baker was treated by Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote,... some of the commissioners at the commission's formal, public hearings endorsed the view that religious beliefs can not legitimately be carried into the public sphere or commercial domain, disparaged Philips' faith as despicable and characterized it as merely rhetorical, and compared Justice Anthony Kennedy invocation of Justice Anthony Kennedy sincerely held religious beliefs to defenses of slavery and the holocaust. Charlie Craig, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, and the ACLU, which assisted in the case, agreed, on that part of the decision. We never disagreed about Charlie Craig religious convictions, we just think when you open the doors to the public, you have to serve everyone equally. Kristen Waggoner, Jack Phillips attorney, insists this isn't about discrimination, but religious freedom, which Kristen Waggoner said the high court affirmed. Jack Phillips said Jack Phillips lost 40 percent of Jack Phillips business after the initial lawsuit was filed six years ago. Jack Phillips has since been forced to lay off workers. Jack Phillips said Jack Phillips hopes the ruling will boost business.

  2. Brian Tracy:

    Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.

  3. Clarence Manion:

    The Declaration of Independence is the all-time masterpiece of ideological simplification. There in a single sentence of self-evident truth, the founding Fathers put into clear, easily understandable focus, the broad basis of man's relationship to God, to government, and to his fellow man.

  4. Ruth Beier:

    The city also points out that Masterpiece Cakeshop – in which a Colorado baker won after being sued for not making a cake for a gay wedding – was decided on narrow grounds due to the outright hostility the civil rights commission in Colorado expressed toward Christianity. There was no such hostility in this case, it said. But the farm's lawyers point to a statement made by East Lansing Mayor Ruth Beier, who was previously a member of the city council, as relevant. A photo of Country Mill Farms, which is in a long-running legal battle with the city of East Lansing. ( ADF) ‘ We do n’t doubt that you're allowed to be a bigot … You can say it on Facebook, you can say ridiculous, horrible, hateful things, what we said is if you actually do discriminate in your business by not allowing same-sex couples to marry on your farm, then we don't want you in East Lansing.

  5. Laura Jaworski:

    What is made from the heart is a masterpiece.

Images & Illustrations of masterpiece

  1. masterpiecemasterpiecemasterpiecemasterpiecemasterpiece

Popularity rank by frequency of use

masterpiece#10000#14319#100000

Translations for masterpiece

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for masterpiece »

Translation

Find a translation for the masterpiece definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these masterpiece definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "masterpiece." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Sep. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/masterpiece>.

    Are we missing a good definition for masterpiece? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    cloth coverings wrapped around something (as a wound or a baby)
    • A. defilement
    • B. swathing
    • C. flapper
    • D. callathump

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for masterpiece: