- The definition of a master is a person who has control or domination over something or someone.
An example of master is a dictator who has control over the people around him.
- To master is defined as to become an expert in something or to gain control over something or someone.
- An example of master is when you become an expert chess player.
- An example of master is when you overcome your fears.
- a person, esp. a man, who rules others or has control, authority, or power over something; specif.,
- Old-fashioned a man who is head of a household or institution
- Archaic an employer
- one who owns a slave or an animal
- the captain of a merchant ship
- the one that excels in a contest, skill, etc.; victor or superior
- Chiefly Brit. a male schoolteacher or tutor
- a person whose teachings in religion, philosophy, etc. one follows or professes to follow
- Jesus Christ: with our, the, etc.
- someone or something regarded as having control, power, etc.: master of the situation
- a person very skilled and able in some work, profession, science, etc.; expert; specif.,
- a highly skilled workman or craftsman qualified to follow his or her trade independently and, usually, to supervise the work of others
- an artist regarded as great
- a person recognized as having achieved the highest degree of skill: chess master, golf master
- a title variously applied to
- Archaic any man or youth: now superseded by the variant Mister, usually written Mr. when placed before the name
- a boy regarded as too young to be addressed as Mr.: a formal usage
- a man who heads some institution, group, activity, or place
- in Scotland, the heir apparent of a viscount or baron
- a metal matrix or mold made from the original recording and used to produce phonograph records in quantity
- a completed tape recording used to produce discs, cassettes, etc. for sale
- Law any of several court officers appointed to assist the judge by hearing evidence, reporting on certain matters, etc.
Origin of masterMiddle English maistre ; from Old English mægester, magister and amp; Old French maistre, both ; from Classical Latin magister, a master, chief, leader, origin, originally , double comparative ; from base of Classical Latin magnus, great ; from Indo-European an unverified form me?(h)- from source much
- being a master
- of a master
- chief; main; controlling; specif., designating something that controls others or sets a standard or norm: a master switch, a master sheet of test answers
- : master bathroom, master suite
- designating the largest bedroom in a residence, intended for use by the head of the household
- designating any room connected to, or area associated with, such a bedroom
- to become master of; control, conquer, etc.
- Now Rare to rule or govern as master
- to become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
- to make a master () of
- One that has control over another person, a group of persons, or a thing, especially:a. The owner or keeper of an animal: The dog ran toward its master.b. The owner of a slave.c. One who has control over or ownership of something: the master of a large tea plantation.d. An employer.e. The man who serves as the head of a household.f. One who defeats another; a victor: I had to admit that I had met my master and so conceded the game.g. A man who acts out the role of the dominating partner in a sadomasochistic relationship.
- The captain of a merchant ship. Also called master mariner.
- a. One whose teachings or doctrines are accepted by followers.b. Master Christianity Jesus.
- A male teacher, schoolmaster, or tutor.
- One who holds a master's degree.
- a. An artist or performer of great and exemplary skill.b. An old master.
- A worker qualified to teach apprentices and carry on the craft independently.
- An expert: a master of three languages.
- Abbr. M.a. Used formerly as a title for a man holding a naval office ranking next below a lieutenant on a warship.b. Used as a title for a man who serves as the head or presiding officer of certain societies, clubs, orders, or institutions.c. Master Used as a title for any of various male officers having specified duties concerning the management of the British royal household.d. Master Used as a courtesy title before the given or full name of a boy not considered old enough to be addressed as Mister.e. Archaic Used as a form of address for a man; mister.
- One who is appointed to assist a court in the performance of certain legal functions, such as the taking of testimony and calculating damages in complex litigation. Also called special master.
- Master A man who owns a pack of hounds or is the chief officer of a hunt.
- An original, such as an original document or audio recording, from which copies can be made.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master.
- Principal or predominant: a master plot.
- Controlling all other parts of a mechanism: a master switch.
- Highly skilled or proficient: a master thief.
- Being an original from which copies are made.
transitive verbmas·tered, mas·ter·ing, mas·ters
- To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about: mastered the language in a year's study.
- To overcome or defeat: He finally mastered his addiction to drugs.
- To produce a master copy of (an audio or video recording, for example).
Origin of masterMiddle English, from Old English māgister, mægister and Old French maistre, both from Latin magister; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
- Someone who has control over something or someone.
- The owner of an animal or slave.
- (nautical) The captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner.
- Someone who employs others.
- An expert at something.
- Mark Twain was a master of fiction.
- A tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices.
- (dated) A schoolmaster.
- A skilled artist.
- (dated) A man or a boy; mister. See Master.
- A master's degree; a type of postgraduate degree, usually undertaken after a bachelor degree.
- She has a master in psychology.
- A person holding such a degree.
- He is a master of marine biology.
- The original of a document or of a recording.
- The band couldn't find the master, so they re-recorded their tracks.
- (film) The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.
- (law) A parajudicial officer (such as a referee, an auditor, an examiner, or an assess) specially appointed to help a court with its proceedings.
- The case was tried by a master, who concluded that the plaintiffs were the equitable owners of the property. [...]
- (engineering) A device that is controlling other devices or is an authoritative source (e.g. master database).
- A person holding an office of authority among the Freemasons, especially the presiding officer; also, a person holding a similar office in other civic societies.
(third-person singular simple present masters, present participle mastering, simple past and past participle mastered)
From Middle English maister, mayster, meister, from Old English mÇ£ster, mÃ¦Ä¡ster, mÃ¦Ä¡ester, mÃ¦Ä¡ister, magister (“master"), from Latin magister (“chief, teacher, leader"), from Old Latin magester, from mag- (as in magnus (“great")) + -ester/-ister (compare minister (“servant"). Reinforced by Old French maistre, mestre from the same Latin source.
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- Prefix to a boy's name.
- A religious teacher, often as an honorific title.
- A master's degree.
- A person holding a master's degree, as a title.
- The owner of a slave, in some literature.
- (Wicca) One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca alongside the Father and Sage and representing a boy or a young man
- (Wicca): Maiden
master - Computer Definition
master - Legal Definition
- A special official appointed by a court to assist it, typically by making findings or rulings pertaining to matters specified by the court, typically, a “master” in divorce or custody, or a “master” to render an accounting; sometimes referred to as a “special master”.
- One who has authority over another’s person and services.