master of ceremonies


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master of ceremonies

n. pl. masters of ceremonies
1. A person who acts as host at a formal event, making the welcoming speech and introducing other speakers.
2. A performer who conducts a program of varied entertainment by introducing other performers to the audience.

master of ceremonies

n
a person who presides over a public ceremony, formal dinner, or entertainment, introducing the events, performers, etc. Abbreviation: MC

mas′ter of cer′emonies


n.
a person who conducts events, as at a formal occasion or television broadcast, acting as host and introducing the speakers or performers. Abbr.: MC
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.master of ceremonies - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)master of ceremonies - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
compere - British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
Lord of Misrule - a person appointed master of revels at a Christmas celebration
question master, quizmaster - the host or chairman of a radio or tv quiz show or panel game
ringmaster - the person in charge of performances in a circus ring
symposiarch, toastmaster - the person who proposes toasts and introduces speakers at a banquet
Translations
رَئيس التَّشْريفاتمُقَدِّم بَرَامِج
ceremoniářkonferenciér
ceremonimesterkonferencierstudievært
juontaja
voditelj kroz program
veislustjóri
司会者
사회자
konferencier
คนแนะนำละคร
konukçusunucuteşrifatçı
người giới thiệu chương trình

master of ceremonies

nmaestro di cerimonie

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 of ceremonies

مُقَدِّم بَرَامِج konferenciér studievært Conférencier κομπέρ animador, presentador juontaja animateur voditelj kroz program presentatore 司会者 사회자 conferencier programvert konferansjer mestre de cerimónias, mestre de cerimônias конферансье konferencier คนแนะนำละคร sunucu người giới thiệu chương trình 主持人
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Near midnight, the master of ceremonies announced that the slave women who had been presented to the emperor since his arrival in New Gondar would be exhibited, that the royal host would select such as he wished, after which he would present the balance of them to his guests.
I heard the master of ceremonies command them to prostrate themselves before the emperor, and the sounds as they went upon their knees before him, touching their foreheads to the floor.
shouted the master of ceremonies, taking a step toward her and half drawing his sword.
The Wizard now became Master of Ceremonies, as Ozma had placed the conduct of the performance in his hands.
At a sign from a sort of master of ceremonies, six or eight of the prisoners rose and came forward in a body and knelt on the floor and lifted up their hands toward the ladies' gallery and begged the grace of a word with the queen.
The duke, however, overcame all difficulties with a word -- his majesty's order; and, in spite of the protestations which the master of ceremonies made for the honor of his office and principles, Villefort was introduced.
and straightway comes over the water from some distant cove the same password repeated, where the next in seniority and girth has gulped down to his mark; and when this observance has made the circuit of the shores, then ejaculates the master of ceremonies, with satisfaction, tr-r-r-oonk
Elliot Sheasby, Eventmasters; Jason Leonard, guest speaker; Phil Pemble, Wooden Spoon; Denise Sheasby, Eventmasters; John Bentley, guest speaker; Tim Stimpson, master of ceremonies
The youngster picked pointers on managing weddings from his father, an expert master of ceremonies having more than 10 years of experience in the line, reports the China Daily.
Auditions for the master of ceremonies role are being held on Friday, November 28.

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