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mas·ter·mind

 (măs′tər-mīnd′)
n.
A highly intelligent person, especially one who plans and directs a complex or difficult project: the mastermind of a robbery.
tr.v. mas·ter·mind·ed, mas·ter·mind·ing, mas·ter·minds
To direct, plan, or supervise (a project or activity).

mastermind

(ˈmɑːstəˌmaɪnd)
vb
(tr) to plan and direct (a complex undertaking): he masterminded the robbery.
n
a person of great intelligence or executive talent, esp one who directs an undertaking

mas•ter•mind

(ˈmæs tərˌmaɪnd, ˈmɑ stər-)

v.
1. to plan and direct skillfully.
n.
2. a person who originates or is primarily responsible for the execution of a project.
[1710–20]

mastermind


Past participle: masterminded
Gerund: masterminding

Imperative
mastermind
mastermind
Present
I mastermind
you mastermind
he/she/it masterminds
we mastermind
you mastermind
they mastermind
Preterite
I masterminded
you masterminded
he/she/it masterminded
we masterminded
you masterminded
they masterminded
Present Continuous
I am masterminding
you are masterminding
he/she/it is masterminding
we are masterminding
you are masterminding
they are masterminding
Present Perfect
I have masterminded
you have masterminded
he/she/it has masterminded
we have masterminded
you have masterminded
they have masterminded
Past Continuous
I was masterminding
you were masterminding
he/she/it was masterminding
we were masterminding
you were masterminding
they were masterminding
Past Perfect
I had masterminded
you had masterminded
he/she/it had masterminded
we had masterminded
you had masterminded
they had masterminded
Future
I will mastermind
you will mastermind
he/she/it will mastermind
we will mastermind
you will mastermind
they will mastermind
Future Perfect
I will have masterminded
you will have masterminded
he/she/it will have masterminded
we will have masterminded
you will have masterminded
they will have masterminded
Future Continuous
I will be masterminding
you will be masterminding
he/she/it will be masterminding
we will be masterminding
you will be masterminding
they will be masterminding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been masterminding
you have been masterminding
he/she/it has been masterminding
we have been masterminding
you have been masterminding
they have been masterminding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been masterminding
you will have been masterminding
he/she/it will have been masterminding
we will have been masterminding
you will have been masterminding
they will have been masterminding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been masterminding
you had been masterminding
he/she/it had been masterminding
we had been masterminding
you had been masterminding
they had been masterminding
Conditional
I would mastermind
you would mastermind
he/she/it would mastermind
we would mastermind
you would mastermind
they would mastermind
Past Conditional
I would have masterminded
you would have masterminded
he/she/it would have masterminded
we would have masterminded
you would have masterminded
they would have masterminded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastermind - someone who creates new things
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
beginner, founder, founding father, father - a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
groundbreaker, innovator, pioneer, trailblazer - someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
mover, proposer - (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
proposer, suggester - someone who advances a suggestion or proposal; "the suggester of this absurd strategy was a fool"
2.mastermind - someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originalitymastermind - someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
prodigy - an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a chess prodigy"
Verb1.mastermind - plan and direct (a complex undertaking)mastermind - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
choreograph - plan and oversee the development and details of; "The meeting between the two Presidents had been carefully choreographed"

mastermind

verb
1. plan, manage, direct, organize, devise, conceive, be the brains behind (informal) The finance minister will continue to mastermind economic reform.
noun
1. organizer, director, manager, authority, engineer, brain(s) (informal), architect, genius, planner, intellect, virtuoso, rocket scientist (informal, chiefly U.S.), brainbox He was the mastermind behind the plan.
Translations
العَقْل المُدَبِّر، العَقْل المُخَطِّطيُخَطِّط
organizovatřídicí osobnostřídit
hjerneplanlægge
vezetõelme
heilinn/snillingurleggja á ráîin
riadiaca osobnosť
başbeyinustaca plânlamak

mastermind

[ˈmɑːstəmaɪnd]
A. N (= genius) → genio m; (in crime etc) → cerebro m
B. VTdirigir, planear

mastermind

[ˈmɑːstərmaɪnd]
nesprit m supérieur
to be the mastermind behind sth → être le cerveau derrière qch
vt [+ operation] → être le cerveau de, diriger
He masterminded the whole thing → Il était le cerveau de toute l'affaire.Master of Arts n
(= person) → titulaire mf d'une maîtrise de lettres
(= degree) → maîtrise f de lettresmaster of ceremonies n
(at dinner, award ceremony)maître de cérémonie(maîtresse)m/f
[variety show] → animateur/trice m/fMaster of Science n
(= person) → titulaire mf d'une maîtrise de sciences
(= degree) → maîtrise f de sciences

mastermind

[ˈmaːstəˌmaɪnd]
1. n (genius) → mente f superiore; (in crime) → cervello
2. vtideare e dirigere, essere il cervello di

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.
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