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 master master

noun

  • () an artist of consummate skill  ( maestro, master )
    an artist of consummate skill
     a master of the violin
    a master of the violin
     one of the old masters
    one of the old masters
  • () a person who has general authority over others  ( overlord, lord, master )
    a person who has general authority over others
  • () an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made  ( master copy, master, original )
    an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
  • () presiding officer of a school  ( master, schoolmaster, headmaster )
    presiding officer of a school
  • () directs the work of others  ( master )
    directs the work of others
  • () a combatant who is able to defeat rivals  ( superior, master, victor )
    a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  • key that secures entrance everywhere  ( master, master key, passe-partout, passkey )
    key that secures entrance everywhere
  • an authority qualified to teach apprentices  ( master, professional )
    an authority qualified to teach apprentices
  • someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution  ( master )
    someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
  • an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship  ( master, sea captain, skipper, captain )
    an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  • adj

  • most important element  ( master, primary, chief, principal, main )
    most important element
     the chief aim of living
    the chief aim of living
     the main doors were of solid glass
    the main doors were of solid glass
     the principal rivers of America
    the principal rivers of America
     the principal example
    the principal example
     policemen were primary targets
    policemen were primary targets
     the master bedroom
    the master bedroom
     a master switch
    a master switch
  • verb

  • () be or become completely proficient or skilled in  ( get the hang, master )
    be or become completely proficient or skilled in
     She mastered Japanese in less than two years
    She mastered Japanese in less than two years
  • () get on top of; deal with successfully  ( get over, subdue, master, surmount, overcome )
    get on top of; deal with successfully
     He overcame his shyness
    He overcame his shyness
  • () have dominance or the power to defeat over  ( master, dominate )
    have dominance or the power to defeat over
     Her pain completely mastered her
    Her pain completely mastered her
     The methods can master the problems
    The methods can master the problems
  • have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of  ( control, master )
    have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
     Do you control these data?
    Do you control these data?