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1. A man who is a teacher.
2. A grayish-brown snapper (Lutjanus apodus) of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

school′mas′ter·ly adj.


1. (Education) a man who teaches in or runs a school
2. a person or thing that acts as an instructor
3. (Animals) a food fish, Lutjanus apodus, of the warm waters of the Caribbean and Atlantic: family Lutjanidae (snappers)
vb (intr)
to be a schoolmaster
ˈschoolˌmastering n
ˈschoolˌmasterish adj
ˈschoolˌmasterly adj
ˈschoolˌmastership n


(ˈskulˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

1. a man who presides over or teaches in a school.
2. a snapper, Lutjanus apodus, a food fish found in Florida, the West Indies, etc.


Past participle: schoolmastered
Gerund: schoolmastering

I schoolmaster
you schoolmaster
he/she/it schoolmasters
we schoolmaster
you schoolmaster
they schoolmaster
I schoolmastered
you schoolmastered
he/she/it schoolmastered
we schoolmastered
you schoolmastered
they schoolmastered
Present Continuous
I am schoolmastering
you are schoolmastering
he/she/it is schoolmastering
we are schoolmastering
you are schoolmastering
they are schoolmastering
Present Perfect
I have schoolmastered
you have schoolmastered
he/she/it has schoolmastered
we have schoolmastered
you have schoolmastered
they have schoolmastered
Past Continuous
I was schoolmastering
you were schoolmastering
he/she/it was schoolmastering
we were schoolmastering
you were schoolmastering
they were schoolmastering
Past Perfect
I had schoolmastered
you had schoolmastered
he/she/it had schoolmastered
we had schoolmastered
you had schoolmastered
they had schoolmastered
I will schoolmaster
you will schoolmaster
he/she/it will schoolmaster
we will schoolmaster
you will schoolmaster
they will schoolmaster
Future Perfect
I will have schoolmastered
you will have schoolmastered
he/she/it will have schoolmastered
we will have schoolmastered
you will have schoolmastered
they will have schoolmastered
Future Continuous
I will be schoolmastering
you will be schoolmastering
he/she/it will be schoolmastering
we will be schoolmastering
you will be schoolmastering
they will be schoolmastering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been schoolmastering
you have been schoolmastering
he/she/it has been schoolmastering
we have been schoolmastering
you have been schoolmastering
they have been schoolmastering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been schoolmastering
you will have been schoolmastering
he/she/it will have been schoolmastering
we will have been schoolmastering
you will have been schoolmastering
they will have been schoolmastering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been schoolmastering
you had been schoolmastering
he/she/it had been schoolmastering
we had been schoolmastering
you had been schoolmastering
they had been schoolmastering
I would schoolmaster
you would schoolmaster
he/she/it would schoolmaster
we would schoolmaster
you would schoolmaster
they would schoolmaster
Past Conditional
I would have schoolmastered
you would have schoolmastered
he/she/it would have schoolmastered
we would have schoolmastered
you would have schoolmastered
they would have schoolmastered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schoolmaster - presiding officer of a schoolschoolmaster - 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"
2.schoolmaster - any person (or institution) who acts as an educator
educator, pedagog, pedagogue - someone who educates young people
3.schoolmaster - food fish of warm Caribbean and Atlantic waters
snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
genus Lutjanus, Lutjanus - type genus of the Lutjanidae: snappers
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[ˈskuːlˌmɑːstəʳ] Nmaestro m (de escuela), profesor m (de escuela)


[ˈskuːlmɑːstər] n
(primary)instituteur m
(secondary)professeur m


[ˈskuːlˌmɑːstəʳ] n (in primary school) → maestro; (in secondary school) → professore m


(skuːl) noun
1. a place for teaching especially children. She goes to the school; He's not at university – he's still at school; (American) He's still in school.
2. the pupils of a school. The behaviour of this school in public is sometimes not very good.
3. a series of meetings or a place for instruction etc. She runs a sewing school; a driving school.
4. a department of a university or college dealing with a particular subject. the School of Mathematics.
5. (American) a university or college.
6. a group of people with the same ideas etc. There are two schools of thought about the treatment of this disease.
to train through practice. We must school ourselves to be patient.
ˈschoolbag noun
a bag for carrying books etc to and from school. She had a schoolbag on her back.
ˈschoolboy, ˈschoolgirl nouns
a boy or girl who goes to school.
ˈschoolchild nounplural ˈschoolchildren
a child who goes to school.
ˈschool-day noun
a day on which children go to school. On a school-day I get up at seven o'clock.
ˈschooldays noun plural
the time of a person's life during which he goes to school.
ˈschoolfellow noun
a person who is or was taught at the same school, especially in the same class. I met an old schoolfellow of yours.
ˈschool-leaver noun
a school-pupil who is about to leave, or has just left, school eg because he has finished his course of education there.
ˈschoolmaster nounfeminine ˈschoolmistress
a person who teaches in school.
ˈschoolmate noun
a schoolfellow, especially a friend.
ˈschool-teacher noun
a person who teaches in a school.
References in classic literature ?
I found the schoolmaster there, leaning with his arms folded against a big rock, gazing out to sea.
The schoolmaster had been watching there all night.
There was but one old man in the little garden before his cottage, and him they were timid of approaching, for he was the schoolmaster, and had 'School' written up over his window in black letters on a white board.
As we passed the side of the building appropriated to the use of the boys, I suggested the propriety of making a last inquiry of the schoolmaster, whom we might presume to be, in virtue of his office, the most intelligent man in the place.
The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present, all backed a little, and swept with their eyes the inclined plane of little vessels then and there arranged in order, ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.
Now, as the harem of whales is called by the fishermen a school, so is the lord and master of that school technically known as the schoolmaster.
My reader may please to remember he hath been informed that Jenny Jones had lived some years with a certain schoolmaster, who had, at her earnest desire, instructed her in Latin, in which, to do justice to her genius, she had so improved herself, that she was become a better scholar than her master.
Even you, Charley, my boy, would have felt some respect for the chair if you had seen it occupied by this famous schoolmaster.
Although any man who had proved his unfitness for any other occupation in life, was free, without examination or qualification, to open a school anywhere; although preparation for the functions he undertook, was required in the surgeon who assisted to bring a boy into the world, or might one day assist, perhaps, to send him out of it; in the chemist, the attorney, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker; the whole round of crafts and trades, the schoolmaster excepted; and although schoolmasters, as a race, were the blockheads and impostors who might naturally be expected to spring from such a state of things, and to flourish in it; these Yorkshire schoolmasters were the lowest and most rotten round in the whole ladder.
All went well for a time, and then it suddenly got whispered about that she and the village schoolmaster were meeting each other at nights, in the meadow-bottom at the end of her own park.
The amount of knowledge Bartle Massey must possess was something so dim and vast that Bill's imagination recoiled before it: he would hardly have ventured to deny that the schoolmaster might have something to do in bringing about the regular return of daylight and the changes in the weather.
Mr Bradley Headstone, highly certificated stipendiary schoolmaster, drew his right forefinger through one of the buttonholes of the boy's coat, and looked at it attentively.