[ UK /mˈɑːstɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈmæstɝ/ ]
  1. an authority qualified to teach apprentices
  2. presiding officer of a school
  3. a person who has general authority over others
  4. someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
  5. a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  6. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  7. directs the work of others
  8. key that secures entrance everywhere
  9. an artist of consummate skill
    a master of the violin
    one of the old masters
  10. an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
  1. get on top of; deal with successfully
    He overcame his shyness
    He overcame his shyness
  2. have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
    Do you control these data?
  3. have dominance or the power to defeat over
    The methods can master the problems
    Her pain completely mastered her
  4. be or become completely proficient or skilled in
    She mastered Japanese in less than two years
  1. most important element
    policemen were primary targets
    the chief aim of living
    the principal example
    the master bedroom
    a master switch
    the main doors were of solid glass
    the principal rivers of America
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How To Use master In A Sentence

  • It is, we learned, easier to learn to fly a plane than to master touch-typing. Radio review: Fry's English Delight: The Trial Of Qwerty
  • Dom recognized a master tactician when he saw one. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE
  • On the fives court, his nervous housemaster could relax, “rushing about,” as Roald described it, “shrieking what a little fool he is, and calling himself all sorts of names when he misses the ball.” Storyteller
  • Striking that balance between old and new will always be difficult, but after a few numbers here, memories of their old bandmaster begin to fade.
  • The Yellow Wallpaper is the masterpiece of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a wellknown American feminist pioneer and writer.
  • Most rural stations had a staff of at least six, and perhaps up to a dozen, who them carried out the duties of stationmaster, signalman, booking clerk, ticket collector, porter, shunter, lengthman and lampman.
  • If you look at the guys left in the battle, you ask who is the puppet master, who belongs to who? The Sun
  • From there the year had its high points - two Masters Series titles in Miami and Rome helped with that - but the Grand Slam events continued to pose a problem.
  • She probably didn't appreciate that the master was without jurisdiction to make that order since her predecessor had obtained it.
  • Matters went on pretty well with us until my master was seized with a severe fit of illness, in consequence of which his literary scheme was completely defeated, and his condition in life materially injured; of course, the glad tones of encouragement which I had been accustomed to hear were changed into expressions of condolence, and sometimes assurances of unabated friendship; but then it must be remembered that I, the handsomest blue coat, was _still in good condition_, and it will perhaps appear, that if I were not my master's The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 262, July 7, 1827
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