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mas·ter

 (măs′tər)
n.
1. One that has control over another person, a group of persons, or a thing, especially:
a. The owner or keeper of an animal: The dog ran toward its master.
b. The owner of a slave.
c. One who has control over or ownership of something: the master of a large tea plantation.
d. An employer.
e. The man who serves as the head of a household.
f. One who defeats another; a victor: I had to admit that I had met my master and so conceded the game.
g. A man who acts out the role of the dominating partner in a sadomasochistic relationship.
2. The captain of a merchant ship. Also called master mariner.
3.
a. One whose teachings or doctrines are accepted by followers.
b. Master Christianity Jesus.
4. A male teacher, schoolmaster, or tutor.
5. One who holds a master's degree.
6.
a. An artist or performer of great and exemplary skill.
b. An old master.
7. A worker qualified to teach apprentices and carry on the craft independently.
8. An expert: a master of three languages.
9. Abbr. M.
a. Used formerly as a title for a man holding a naval office ranking next below a lieutenant on a warship.
b. Used as a title for a man who serves as the head or presiding officer of certain societies, clubs, orders, or institutions.
c. Master Used as a title for any of various male officers having specified duties concerning the management of the British royal household.
d. Master Used as a courtesy title before the given or full name of a boy not considered old enough to be addressed as Mister.
e. Archaic Used as a form of address for a man; mister.
10. One who is appointed to assist a court in the performance of certain legal functions, such as the taking of testimony and calculating damages in complex litigation. Also called special master.
11. Master A man who owns a pack of hounds or is the chief officer of a hunt.
12. An original, such as an original document or audio recording, from which copies can be made.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master.
2. Principal or predominant: a master plot.
3. Controlling all other parts of a mechanism: a master switch.
4. Highly skilled or proficient: a master thief.
5. Being an original from which copies are made.
tr.v. mas·tered, mas·ter·ing, mas·ters
1. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about: mastered the language in a year's study.
2. To overcome or defeat: He finally mastered his addiction to drugs.
3. To produce a master copy of (an audio or video recording, for example).

[Middle English, from Old English māgister, mægister and Old French maistre, both from Latin magister; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

mas′ter·dom n.

master

(ˈmɑːstə)
n
1. the man in authority, such as the head of a household, the employer of servants, or the owner of slaves or animals.
2.
a. a person with exceptional skill at a certain thing: a master of the violin.
b. (as modifier): a master thief.
3. (Art Terms) (often capital) a great artist, esp an anonymous but influential artist
4.
a. a person who has complete control of a situation
b. an abstract thing regarded as having power or influence: they regarded fate as the master of their lives.
5.
a. a workman or craftsman fully qualified to practise his trade and to train others in it
b. (as modifier): master carpenter.
6.
a. an original copy, stencil, tape, etc, from which duplicates are made
b. (as modifier): master copy.
7. (General Sporting Terms) a player of a game, esp chess or bridge, who has won a specified number of tournament games
8. (Professions) the principal of some colleges
9. (Education) the principal of some colleges
10. a highly regarded teacher or leader whose religion or philosophy is accepted by followers
11. (Education) a graduate holding a master's degree
12. (Nautical Terms) the chief executive officer aboard a merchant ship
13. a person presiding over a function, organization, or institution
14. (Professions) chiefly Brit a male teacher
15. (Education) chiefly Brit a male teacher
16. (Professions) an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge
17. (Law) an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge
18. (General Sporting Terms) the superior person or side in a contest
19. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine or device that operates to control a similar one
20. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) the heir apparent of a Scottish viscount or baron
21. (modifier) overall or controlling: master plan.
22. (Mechanical Engineering) (modifier) designating a device or mechanism that controls others: master switch.
23. (modifier) main; principal: master bedroom.
24. the master informal South African the man of the house
vb (tr)
25. to become thoroughly proficient in: to master the art of driving.
26. to overcome; defeat: to master your emotions.
27. to rule or control as master
[Old English magister teacher, from Latin; related to Latin magis more, to a greater extent]
ˈmasterdom n
ˈmasterˌhood n
ˈmasterless adj
ˈmastership n

Master

(ˈmɑːstə)
n
1. a title of address placed before the first name or surname of a boy
2. a respectful term of address, esp as used by disciples when addressing or referring to a religious teacher
3. an archaic equivalent of Mr

mas•ter

(ˈmæs tər, ˈmɑ stər)

n.
1. a person with the ability or power to control: master of one's fate.
2. an owner of a slave or animal.
3. an employer, esp. of servants.
4. the male head of a household.
5. a person preeminent in a discipline, as an art or science: the great masters of modern art.
6. an esteemed religious leader: a Zen master.
7. Chiefly Brit. a male teacher.
8. a worker qualified to teach apprentices.
9. a bridge or chess player who has won or placed in a designated number of tournaments.
10. a person who commands a merchant ship.
11. a victor; conqueror.
12. an officer of the court who assists a judge by taking testimony and making a report to the court.
13. a person who has been awarded a master's degree.
14. a boy or young man (used chiefly as a term of address).
15. an original document, drawing, manuscript, etc., from which copies are made.
16. a tape or disk from which duplicates may be made.
17. a device for controlling another device operating in a similar way. Compare slave (def. 4).
adj.
18. being master; exercising mastery; dominant.
19. chief; principal: a master list.
20. controlling others of its type: master switch.
21. being a master from which copies can be made: a master tape.
22. eminently skilled: master designer.
v.t.
23. to make oneself master of: to master a language.
24. to conquer; overcome.
25. to rule or direct as master.
26. to produce a master tape, disk, or record of.
[before 900; Middle English maistre, maister, Old English magister < Latin; akin to magnus great]
mas′ter•ship`, n.

master

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.

master


Past participle: mastered
Gerund: mastering

Imperative
master
master
Present
I master
you master
he/she/it masters
we master
you master
they master
Preterite
I mastered
you mastered
he/she/it mastered
we mastered
you mastered
they mastered
Present Continuous
I am mastering
you are mastering
he/she/it is mastering
we are mastering
you are mastering
they are mastering
Present Perfect
I have mastered
you have mastered
he/she/it has mastered
we have mastered
you have mastered
they have mastered
Past Continuous
I was mastering
you were mastering
he/she/it was mastering
we were mastering
you were mastering
they were mastering
Past Perfect
I had mastered
you had mastered
he/she/it had mastered
we had mastered
you had mastered
they had mastered
Future
I will master
you will master
he/she/it will master
we will master
you will master
they will master
Future Perfect
I will have mastered
you will have mastered
he/she/it will have mastered
we will have mastered
you will have mastered
they will have mastered
Future Continuous
I will be mastering
you will be mastering
he/she/it will be mastering
we will be mastering
you will be mastering
they will be mastering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mastering
you have been mastering
he/she/it has been mastering
we have been mastering
you have been mastering
they have been mastering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mastering
you will have been mastering
he/she/it will have been mastering
we will have been mastering
you will have been mastering
they will have been mastering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mastering
you had been mastering
he/she/it had been mastering
we had been mastering
you had been mastering
they had been mastering
Conditional
I would master
you would master
he/she/it would master
we would master
you would master
they would master
Past Conditional
I would have mastered
you would have mastered
he/she/it would have mastered
we would have mastered
you would have mastered
they would have mastered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.master - an artist of consummate skillmaster - an artist of consummate skill; "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
old master - a great European painter prior to 19th century
2.master - a person who has general authority over others
feudal lord, seigneur, seignior - a man of rank in the ancient regime
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
3.master - a combatant who is able to defeat rivalsmaster - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)
conqueror, vanquisher - someone who is victorious by force of arms
4.master - directs the work of others
employer - a person or firm that employs workers
postmaster - the person in charge of a post office
spymaster - someone who directs clandestine intelligence activities
station agent, stationmaster - the person in charge of a railway station
5.master - presiding officer of a schoolmaster - presiding officer of a school  
housemaster - teacher in charge of a school boardinghouse
head teacher, school principal, principal, head - the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
6.master - an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be mademaster - an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
7.master - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant shipmaster - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
8.master - someone who holds a master's degree from academic institutionmaster - someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
9.master - an authority qualified to teach apprentices
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
past master - someone who was formerly a master
10.master - key that secures entrance everywheremaster - key that secures entrance everywhere
key - metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
skeleton key - a passkey with much of the bit filed away so that it can open different locks
Verb1.master - be or become completely proficient or skilled in; "She mastered Japanese in less than two years"
know - know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
2.master - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
bulldog - throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo
3.master - have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"
command - be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
subjugate, subject - make subservient; force to submit or subdue
4.master - have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"
know - know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
cinch - get a grip on; get mastery of
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
Adj.1.master - 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"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"

master

noun
1. lord, ruler, commander, chief, director, manager, boss (informal), head, owner, captain, governor, employer, principal, skipper (informal), controller, superintendent, overlord, overseer, baas (S. African) My master ordered me to deliver the message.
lord subject, crew, servant, slave
2. owner, keeper The dog yelped excitedly when its master produced a lead.
3. expert, maestro, pro (informal), ace (informal), genius, wizard, adept, virtuoso, grandmaster, doyen, past master, dab hand (Brit. informal), wonk (informal), maven (U.S.), fundi (S. African) He is a master at blocking progress.
adjective expert amateur
noun
1. teacher, tutor, instructor, schoolmaster, pedagogue, preceptor a retired maths master
teacher student
2. captain, commander, skipper the Royal Pacific's master
3. guru, guide, mentor, spiritual leader, swami, torchbearer her mission to meet her spiritual master, the Dalai Lama
adjective
1. expert, leading, experienced, skilled, masterly, brilliant, crack (informal), ace (informal), tasty (Brit. informal), skilful, adept, proficient a master craftsman
expert novice, incompetent, clumsy, inept, unskilled, amateurish, untalented, unaccomplished
2. main, principal, chief, prime, grand, great, foremost, predominant There's a Georgian four-poster in the master bedroom.
main minor, lesser
3. original, primary, archetypal, prototypical Keep one as a master copy for your own reference.
4. controlling, ruling, directing, overall, commanding We have developed a master plan to address these issues.
verb
1. learn, understand, pick up, acquire, grasp, get the hang of (informal), become proficient in, know inside out, know backwards Students are expected to master a second language.
2. overcome, defeat, suppress, conquer, check, curb, tame, lick (informal), subdue, overpower, quash, quell, triumph over, bridle, vanquish, subjugate He wanted to master his fears of becoming ill.
overcome yield to, surrender to, give in to, cave in (informal)
3. control, manage, direct, dominate, rule, command, govern, regulate His genius alone has mastered every crisis.
Related words
adjective magistral

master

noun
1. One who is highest in rank or authority:
Slang: honcho.
2. A person who has legal title to property:
3. One that conquers:
4. A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field:
Informal: whiz.
Slang: crackerjack.
Chiefly British: dab.
5. A first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made:
adjective
Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill:
Slang: crackerjack.
verb
1. To gain knowledge or mastery of by study:
Informal: pick up.
2. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: ace, lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
3. To train to live with and be of use to people:
4. To make (an animal) docile:
Translations
سَيِّدصاحِبصَاحِبُ الـْمَنْزِلِقُبْطان، رُبّانماهِر، بارِع
агагосподар
pánmistrmladý pánosvojit sipaní
herremestreovervindehrkaptajn
isäntähallitaherrakapteenimestari
gospodarusvojiti
mesteralaposan elsajátítfiatalúr
herra, húsbóndikennarimeistarimeistari, herramaîurná fullkomnum tökum á
支配する
주인터득하다
gerai išmoktilabai protingas ėjimaslabai protingas veiksmasmiestriškumasmokytojas
apgūtīpašnieksjaunskungskapteiniskungs
conducecontrolaexcelajupânproprietar
mladý pán
gospodarobvladati
behärskahusbondemästare
เข้าใจถ่องแท้เจ้านาย
chủtinh thông

master

[ˈmɑːstəʳ]
A. N
1. [of the house] → señor m, amo m; [of dog, servant] → amo m; (in address) → señor m
the master is not at homeel señor no está
the young masterel señorito
to be master in one's own housemandar en su propia casa
to be one's own masterser dueño de sí mismo
I am (the) master nowahora mando yo
to be master of the situationdominar la situación
to be master of one's fatedecidir su propio destino
to meet one's masterser derrotado por fin, tener que sucumbir por fin
to serve two mastersservir a Dios y al diablo
2. (Naut) [of ship] → capitán m
3. (= musician, painter etc) → maestro m
see also old C
4. (= expert) → experto/a m/f
he is a master at (the art of) making moneyes un experto en el arte de hacer dinero
see also past C5
5. (o.f.) (= teacher) (primary) → maestro m; (secondary) → profesor m
the music masterel profesor de música
6. (Univ) Master of Arts/Science (= qualification) → master m en letras/ciencias; (= person) persona que posee un master en letras/ciencias
she's working for her Master's (degree)está estudiando para sacarse el máster DEGREE
B. VT [+ subject, situation, technique] → dominar
to master the violinllegar a dominar el violín
C. CPD master baker Nmaestro m panadero
master bedroom Ndormitorio m principal
master builder Nmaestro m de obras
master card Ncarta f maestra
master class Nclase f magistral
master copy Noriginal m
master disk Ndisco m maestro
master file Nfichero m maestro
master key Nllave f maestra
master mariner Ncapitán m
master mason Nalbañil mf maestro/a
master of ceremonies Nmaestro m de ceremonias; [of show] → presentador m, animador m
master of foxhounds Ncazador m mayor
Master of the Rolls N (Brit) → juez mf del tribunal de apelación
master plan Nplan m maestro, plan m rector
master sergeant N (US) → sargento mf mayor
master spy Njefe mf de espías, controlador(a) m/f de espías
master switch Ninterruptor m general

master

[ˈmɑːstər]
n
[servant, slave] → maître m
to be one's own master → être son propre maître
[dog] → maître m
to be master of sth (= in control) [situation, feelings, destiny] → être maître de qch(maîtresse)
Jackson remained calm and always master of his passions → Jackson restait calme et toujours maître de ses passions.
to be a master of sth (= highly skilled in) → être un maître en matière de qch
to be a total master of sth (= in full control of) → régner en maître sur qch(maîtresse)
This was before man was total master of his environment → C'était avant que l'homme règne en maître sur son environnement.
(= secondary school teacher) → professeur(e) m/f
(= artist) → maître m
(= title for boys) Master Simon → Maître Simon
Master Simon Fisher → Maître Simon Fisher
(also master copy) (to copy from)copie f originale
modif (= qualified) [craftsman, baker, plumber] → maître before n
vt
[+ situation, problem, feelings] → maîtriser
(= learn) [+ language] → maîtriser; [+ technique] → maîtriser
(= understand) [+ details] → maîtrisermaster bedroom nchambre f principalemasterclass [ˈmɑːstərklɑːs] ncours m de (grand) maîtremaster copy ncopie f originalemaster disk ndisque m d'exploitation

master

n
(of the house, dog, servants)Herr m; Master (= Christ)der Herr; (in address) → Meister; to be master in one’s own house (also fig)Herr im Hause sein; to be one’s own mastersein eigener Herr sein
(Naut) → Kapitän m; master’s certificateKapitänspatent nt
(= musician, painter etc)Meister(in) m(f)
(= teacher)Lehrer m; (of apprentice)Meister m
to be master of somethingetw beherrschen; to be master of the situationHerr mder Lage sein; to be the master of one’s fatesein Schicksal in der Hand haben ? grand master, past master
(= boy’s title)Master m, → Meister m (old)
(of college)Leiter m, → Rektor m
(= master copy)Original nt
(Univ: = Master of Art etc) to do a master’sseinen Magister machen (→ in in +dat); master’s degreeMagister(grad) m
vtmeistern; one’s emotionsunter Kontrolle bringen; technique, methodbeherrschen; to master the violindas Geigenspiel beherrschen; to master one’s tempersich beherrschen, sein Temperament zügeln

master

in cpds (with trades) → -meister(in) m(f);
master-at-arms
nBootsmann mmit Polizeibefugnis
master baker
nBäckermeister(in) m(f)
master bedroom
master builder
nBaumeister m
master card
n (fig)Trumpf m; to play one’s masterseinen Trumpf ausspielen
master chef
nMeisterkoch m/-köchin f
master copy
nOriginal nt
master craftsman
master criminal
nMeister(in) m(f)des Verbrechens
master data
pl usu with singStammdaten pl
master disk
nHauptplatte f
master file
n (Comput) → Stammdatei f

master

:
master magician
nZaubermeister(in) m(f)
master mariner
nKapitän m
master mason
nSteinmetzmeister m
mastermind
n(führender) Kopf; who’s the master who planned all these operations?wer ist der Kopf, der hinter der Planung dieser Unternehmungen steckte?
vt who mastered the robbery?wer steckt hinter dem Raubüberfall?
Master of Arts/Science
n˜ Magister m(der philosophischen/naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät)
master of ceremonies
n (at function) → Zeremonienmeister(in) m(f); (on stage) → Conférencier m; (on TV) → Showmaster(in) m(f)
master of (fox)hounds
nMaster m
masterpiece
nMeisterwerk nt
master plan
n (overall) → Gesamtplan m; (masterly) → Meisterplan m
master race
nHerrenvolk nt
master sergeant
n (US) → Oberfeldwebel m
master spy
nMeisterspion(in) m(f)
masterstroke
nMeister- or Glanzstück nt
master switch
nHauptschalter m
master tape
nOriginalband nt; (Comput) → Stammband nt
master thief
nMeisterdieb(in) m(f)
masterwork
nMeisterwerk nt

master

[ˈmɑːstəʳ]
1. n
a. (of servant, dog) → padrone m
the master of the house → il padrone di casa
to be one's own master → non aver padroni
I am (the) master now → ora comando io
to be master of the situation → essere padrone della situazione
b. (Naut) (of ship) → capitano
c. (musician, painter) → maestro
d. (Brit) (teacher, in primary school) → maestro; (000, in secondary school) → professore m
fencing master → maestro di scherma
e. (title for boys) Master Paul Moranil signorino Paul Moran; (on letters) → (il) signor Paul Moran
2. vt
a. (animal) → domare; (person) → dominare; (one's emotions) → controllare
b. (theory, understand) → conoscere a fondo; (learn, subject, skill) → imparare a fondo

master

(ˈmaːstə) feminine mistress (ˈmistris) noun
1. a person or thing that commands or controls. I'm master in this house!
2. an owner (of a slave, dog etc). The dog ran to its master.
3. a male teacher. the Maths master.
4. the commander of a merchant ship. the ship's master.
5. a person very skilled in an art, science etc. He's a real master at painting.
6. (with capital) a polite title for a boy, in writing or in speaking. Master John Smith.
adjective
(of a person in a job) fully qualified, skilled and experienced. a master builder/mariner/plumber.
verb
1. to overcome (an opponent, handicap etc). She has mastered her fear of heights.
2. to become skilful in. I don't think I'll ever master arithmetic.
ˈmasterful adjective
showing the power, authority or determination of a master. a masterful man.
ˈmasterfully adverb
ˈmasterfulness noun
ˈmasterly adjective
showing the skill of a master. His handling of the situation was masterly.
ˈmasterliness noun
ˈmastery noun
(usually with over or of) control, great skill or knowledge. We have gained mastery over the enemy.
master key
a key which opens a number of locks.
ˈmastermind noun
the person planning and controlling an undertaking or scheme. He was the mastermind behind the scheme.
verb
to plan (such a scheme). Who masterminded the robbery?
ˈmasterpiece noun
a piece of work or art worthy (to be called the greatest achievement) of a master. He considers this picture his masterpiece.
master stroke
a very clever thing to do. This sudden, unexpected attack was a master stroke.
master switch
a switch for controlling a number of other switches. There is a master switch that controls all the electricity.
master of ceremonies abbreviation ( MC)
a person who announces the various stages of an entertainment, formal social gathering, series of speakers at a dinner etc. The master of ceremonies introduced the speaker.

master

صَاحِبُ الـْمَنْزِلِ, يُتقِنُ osvojit si, pán herre, mestre Meister, meistern αφέντης, τιθασεύω amo, dominar hallita, isäntä maître, maîtriser gospodar, usvojiti padrone, padroneggiare 支配する, 長 주인, 터득하다 meester, onder de knie krijgen herre, mestre opanować, pan dominar, mestre овладевать, хозяин behärska, husbonde เข้าใจถ่องแท้, เจ้านาย efendi, üstesinden gelmek chủ, tinh thông 主人, 精通
References in classic literature ?
Remember it, and try with heart and soul to master this quick temper, before it brings you greater sorrow and regret than you have known today.
A half-witted boy of the school became enamored of the young master.
Then the dog dragged himself back, covered with bites and scratches, to be rewarded and petted by his master.
The lengthened sheet of the Champlain stretched from the frontiers of Canada, deep within the borders of the neighboring province of New York, forming a natural passage across half the distance that the French were compelled to master in order to strike their enemies.
It was much more satisfactory than giving an Old Master to his private chapel.
Then ensued one of those surprising, mystifying, and utterly inexplicable changes that leave the masculine being so helpless in the hands of his feminine master.
This person--a gray-headed man, of quiet and most respectful deportment --found it necessary to explain that his master still remained in his study, or private apartment; on entering which, an hour before, he had expressed a wish on no account to be disturbed.
I was thought very handsome; my master would not sell me till I was four years old; he said lads ought not to work like men, and colts ought not to work like horses till they were quite grown up.
The only possible ackowledgment of any of the longings and wants of a human and immortal creature, which are given to him, comes to him through the sovereign and irresponsible will of his master; and when that master is stricken down, nothing remains.
I was not allowed to make any inquiries of my master con- cerning it.
Crux since you left it, and that my honored master, the admiral, is far from enjoying his usual good health.
Come, come, Master Marner," said the landlord, now rising resolutely, and seizing Marner by the shoulder, "if you've got any information to lay, speak it out sensible, and show as you're in your right mind, if you expect anybody to listen to you.