What does mastery mean?

Definitions for mastery
ˈmæs tə ri, ˈmɑ stə-mas·tery

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.

    Etymology: From maistrie.

  2. mastery(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From maistrie.

  3. mastery(Noun)

    A masterly operation; a feat.

    I will do a maistrie ere I go. Chaucer.

    Etymology: From maistrie.

  4. mastery(Noun)

    The philosopher's stone.

    Etymology: From maistrie.

  5. mastery(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From maistrie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mastery(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OF. maistrie.]

  2. Mastery(noun)

    superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence

    Etymology: [OF. maistrie.]

  3. Mastery(noun)

    contest for superiority

    Etymology: [OF. maistrie.]

  4. Mastery(noun)

    a masterly operation; a feat

    Etymology: [OF. maistrie.]

  5. Mastery(noun)

    specifically, the philosopher's stone

    Etymology: [OF. maistrie.]

  6. Mastery(noun)

    the act process of mastering; the state of having mastered

    Etymology: [OF. maistrie.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mastery

    Victory in war.

How to pronounce mastery?

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  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

Examples of mastery in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Mann:

    Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Courage is often misconstrued as the absence of fear, which it is not. Courage is rather a total mastery of fear. It's the Courage that takes away the fear to make mistakes and deepest fear to fail. Courage is never a roaring beast as pictured many a times - but in my view, it's a wonderful, quiet and tiny singing bird that whispers softly and gently in your ears: "You'll do it again tomorrow! You'll make it happen!" during the darkest moments of life, when you are all alone. Never lose that beautiful and precious singing bird.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.

  4. Michael J. Gelb:

    Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.

  5. Alef Education CEO Geoffrey Alphonso:

    We capture millions of data points on a daily basis, a human could not process that many data points, what we do with that data is we look at machine-learning algorithms that can actually identify struggling concepts, mastery of different lessons.

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