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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.
References in classic literature ?
While his dogs were merely sweating because every time they tried to pack the unhappy lad tight in one part he bulged out in another, Hook's master mind had gone far beneath Slightly's surface, probing not for effects but for causes; and his exultation showed that he had found them.
Hunt absent from his post, when his presence there was of vital importance to the enterprise; so essential is it for an agent, in any great and complicated undertaking, to execute faithfully, and to the letter, the part marked out for him by the master mind which has concerted the whole.
I am inclined to think that Miss Howard was the master mind in that affair.
As Cornelius van Baerle was concerned in the growing of tulips and in the pursuit of politics at one and the same time, the prisoner is of hybrid character, of an amphibious organisation, working with equal ardour at politics and at tulips, which proves him to belong to the class of men most dangerous to public tranquillity, and shows a certain, or rather a complete, analogy between his character and that of those master minds of which Tarquin the Elder and the Great Conde have been felicitously quoted as examples."
The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nation, and from the mass of the nation only -- not from its privileged classes; and so, no matter what the nation's intellectual grade was; whether high or low, the bulk of its ability was in the long ranks of its nameless and its poor, and so it never saw the day that it had not the material in abundance whereby to govern itself.
In the Congress of the Confederation, the master minds of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were constantly engaged through the closing years of the Revolutionary War and those of peace which immediately succeeded.
Islamabad -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday accepted application of the mother of Charsadda University's master mind Akbar Ali for proceeding.
CHARSADDA -- Charsadda police arrested the master mind of suicidal attack on the former Chief Minister and Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao in a raid from Utmanzai area.
DUAL Champion Chase winner Master Minded continues to make progress from the injuries he suffered in the King George VI Chase last month but his career remains in doubt as the full extent of the damage becomes clear, writes Paul Eacott.
PAUL NICHOLLS yesterday confirmed stable great Master Minded was recovering well from a leg injury sustained in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Paul Nicholls' four-time winner Kauto Star has been declared alongside stablemate Master Minded, while Nicky Henderson's Long Run, hero of the race last season as well as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, is all set for the rematch.
Nicholls confirmed that Kauto Star would line up with stablemate Master Minded, bidding for a record fifth victory in the Boxing Day feat u r e.