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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.
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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
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(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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈskuːlmɑːstər] n
(primary)instituteur m
(secondary)professeur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈskuːlˌmɑːstəʳ] n (in primary school) → maestro; (in secondary school) → professore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
I reckon I'm the only person living in Four Winds now that can remember the schoolmaster's bride as she was when she come to the Island.
"Well, purty soon all the Glen and Four Winds people knew the schoolmaster's bride was coming, and they were all glad because they thought so much of him.
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 scene was a plain, bare, monotonous vault of a school-room, and the speaker's square forefinger emphasized his observations by underscoring every sentence with a line on the schoolmaster's sleeve.
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. It is therefore not in strict character, however admirably satirical, that after going to school himself, he should then go abroad inculcating not what he learned there, but the folly of it.
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.
The reading class now seated on the form in front of the schoolmaster's desk consisted of the three most backward pupils.
'Look here, Hexam.' 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.