A master of three languages.
- (archaic) Any man or youth.
- A boy regarded as too young to be addressed as Mr.
- A man who heads some institution, group, activity, or place.
- In Scotland, the heir apparent of a viscount or baron.
A master switch.
Mastered the language in a year's study.
He finally mastered his addiction to drugs.
Master of the situation.
- 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.
- (games, sports) A person recognized as having achieved the highest degree of skill.Chess master, golf master.
An example of master is a dictator who has control over the people around him.
- (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.
- (person, proper, epithet) Jesus Christ.
- The owner or keeper of an animal.The dog ran toward its master.
- The owner of a slave.
- One who has control over or ownership of something.The master of a large tea plantation.
- An employer.
- The man who serves as the head of a household.
- One who defeats another; a victor.I had to admit that I had met my master and so conceded the game.
- A man who acts out the role of the dominating partner in a sadomasochistic relationship.
A master plot.
A master switch, a master sheet of test answers.
The case was tried by a master, who concluded that the plaintiffs were the equitable owners of the property. [...]
An example of master is when you become an expert chess player.
An example of master is when you overcome your fears.
A master thief.
Other Word Forms
Origin of master
- Middle English from Old English māgister, mægister Old French maistre both from Latin magister meg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English maister, mayster, meister, from Old English mÇ£ster, mæġster, mæġester, mæġister, 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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