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master key

n.
A key that opens every one of a given set of locks. Also called passkey.

master key

n
a key that opens all the locks of a set, the individual keys of which are not interchangeable. Also called: pass key

mas′ter key`


n.
a key that will open a number of different locks, the proper keys of which are not interchangeable.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.master key - key that secures entrance everywheremaster key - key that secures entrance everywhere
key - metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
skeleton key - a passkey with much of the bit filed away so that it can open different locks
Translations
مفتاح عام يَفْتَح كل الأقفال
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hovednøgleuniversalnøgle
tolvajkulcs
höfuîlykill
univerzálny kľúč
ana anahtar

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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.
References in classic literature ?
Half pausing for an instant now and then to smite his pocket and assure himself of the safety of his master key, he hurried on to Barbican, and turning into one of the narrowest of the narrow streets which diverged from that centre, slackened his pace and wiped his heated brow, as if the termination of his walk were near at hand.
Surveillance video shows the new employee taking a master key to the hotel's fourth floor, at which point the video suddenly cuts off.
Lovett has said he had the authority - and the master key - to enter Wright's office.
During a short two-day trial, the jury of seven men and five women were shown CCTV footage of Mr Vincent in the accommodation office opening a drawer where the master keys are kept and leaving for 20 minutes before returning carrying a silver tablet.
The phenomenal growth of WiFi Master Key is perhaps due to its capability to empower anyone to go online via free Internet access, especially in developing and underdeveloped countries.
Well written and illustrated, The Master Key guides the reader through a process that Peng says will result in becoming "a genuinely happy individual."
Except for an pairwise key, which is shared between two sensor nodes, an individual key, which is shared between each sensor node and the base station, a common cluster key for each cluster, and a master key for all sensor nodes are also required.
Online phase is recovering the master key stored by using an encryption oracle.
"So I took the master key and entered the room where they kept the electronics.
The vulnerability -- known in some quarters as the 'master key' vulnerability -- has attracted considerable media attention, but it has not always been accurately reported.
The title story "Door to Anywhere" examines a near future where matter is transmitted to the stars, where other stories consider worlds of magic, a consideration of life on earth over forty years after World War III, and the worlds of the Lensman brought to life in "The Master Key'.
The charges were related to a campus master key Gillean allegedly shared with a UCA student, who used the key to break into offices and steal exams and prescription medications.

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