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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.
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master of ceremonies

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