masterpiece

(redirected from Chef d'oeuvre)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.

mas·ter·piece

 (măs′tər-pēs′)
n.
1. An outstanding work of art or craft.
2. The greatest work, as of an artist. Also called masterwork.
3. Something superlative of its kind: a masterpiece of political ingenuity.

[Probably translation of Dutch meesterstuk or German Meisterstück : Dutch meester and German Meister, master + Dutch stuk and German Stück, piece of work.]

masterpiece

(ˈmɑːstəˌpiːs) or less commonly

masterwork

n
1. an outstanding work, achievement, or performance
2. the most outstanding piece of work of a creative artist, craftsman, etc
[C17: compare Dutch meesterstuk, German Meisterstück, a sample of work submitted to a guild by a craftsman in order to qualify for the rank of master]

mas•ter•piece

(ˈmæs tərˌpis, ˈmɑ stər-)

n.
1. a person's greatest piece of work, as in an art.
2. a fine example of skill or excellence: a masterpiece of improvisation.
3. a piece made by a person aspiring to the rank of master in a medieval guild.
[1570–80]

masterpiece

- Originally, it was used in a technical or academic sense to apply to a work that was presented to a medieval guild for qualification as a "master."
See also related terms for technical.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masterpiece - the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsmanmasterpiece - the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
piece of work, work - a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; "it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works"; "the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work"; "he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey"; "the work of an active imagination"; "erosion is the work of wind or water over time"
2.masterpiece - an outstanding achievement
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something

masterpiece

noun classic, tour de force (French), pièce de résistance (French), magnum opus, master work, jewel, chef-d'oeuvre (French) His book is a masterpiece.

masterpiece

noun
An outstanding and ingenious work:
Translations
تُحْفَه فَنِّيَّه رائِعَهرَائِعَةٌ
mistrovské dílo
hovedværkmesterværk
mestariteos
remek djelo
mestermű
meistaraverk, snilldarverk
傑作
걸작
majstrovské dielo
mojstrovina
mästerverk
งานชิ้นเอก
şaheserbaşyapıt
kiệt tác

masterpiece

[ˈmɑːstəpiːs] Nobra f maestra

masterpiece

[ˈmɑːstərpiːs] n
[artist, writer] → chef-d'œuvre m
to be sb's masterpiece [book, work of art] → être le chef-d'œuvre de qn
(= supreme example) a masterpiece of sth → un chef-d'œuvre de qchmaster plan nschéma m directeurmaster's degree Master's degree, master's [ˈmɑːstərz] nmaîtrise f
I've a master's in economics → J'ai une maîtrise d'économie.

masterpiece

[ˈmaːstəˌpiːs] ncapolavoro

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.

masterpiece

رَائِعَةٌ mistrovské dílo mesterværk Meisterstück αριστούργημα obra maestra mestariteos chef d’œuvre remek djelo capolavoro 傑作 걸작 meesterstuk mesterverk arcydzieło obra-prima шедевр mästerverk งานชิ้นเอก şaheser kiệt tác 杰作
References in classic literature ?
Yes, a chef d'oeuvre of the great Florentine sculptor, Benvenuto Cellini," replied Athos.
A chef d'oeuvre of that kind of quiet evolution of character through circumstance, introduced into English literature by Miss Austen, and carried to perfection in France by George Sand (who is more to the point, because, like Mrs.
Reuter sat silent a moment; some novel movements were evidently working in her mind, and they showed their nature on her astute brow; she was meditating some CHEF D'OEUVRE of policy.
They have not even a cathedral, with eleven tons of solid silver archbishops in the back room; and they do not show you any moldy buildings that are seven thousand years old; nor any smoke-dried old fire-screens which are chef d'oeuvres of Reubens or Simpson, or Titian or Ferguson, or any of those parties; and they haven't any bottled fragments of saints, and not even a nail from the true cross.
She need not have worried, as the seven-year-old proved up to the task by getting the better of long-timer leader Chef D'Oeuvre by three-quarters of a length to record his third win of the season in the 3m1/2f handicap hurdle.
The winner, Chef D'Oeuvre, went there and did a job that day and galloped us into the ground.
Other National Artists who submitted their chef d'oeuvre to the Oscars were Lamberto Avellana (Anak Dalita, 1956), Gerardo de Leon (The Moises Padilla Story, 1961), Eddie Romero (Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon, 1976) and Lino Brocka (Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim, 1985).
Encore une surprise cette annee pour les melomanes; les deux freres David et Alexandre Castro-Balbi venus du Perou seront en concert avec le Double Concerto de Brahms et joueront le chef d'oeuvre de Beethoven pour le plaisir des festivaliers.
The churches were repaired several times, with their walls being chiseled in different decorative methods to restore that beautiful design of antiquity and to become that chef d'oeuvre in the world of church building in Lebanon.
Valazza then enters the nineteenth century via Balzac's short story, Le chef d'oeuvre inconnu, in which the painters Porbus and Poussin fail to understand their master Frenhofer's final masterpiece, though intuiting the presence of an actual being on the canvas beneath the wall of paint on the surface.
Ce chef d'oeuvre architectural et technologique est le reflet de la grandeur de la civilisation ancestrale marocaine et de sa famille royale Alaouite dont l'illustre continuateur Sa Majeste le Roi Mohammed VI montre chaque jour sa vision strategique et son amour pour son peuple'', a ecrit le president senegalais dans le livre d'or de cette grandiose Mosquee.
beaucoup moins que]Le Facteur[beaucoup plus grand que] est aujourd'hui pas seulement un chef d'oeuvre par la beaute et la simplicite des paroles mais en l'ecrivant voyait-il plus loin ?