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Definitions of master

  1. To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To own; to posses. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To subdue or overcome; conquer; as, to master a task; to excel in: Master, a person holding an advanced university degree; a title used before the names of boys; a legal title. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To become master of: to overcome: to become skillful in: to execute with skill. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To become master of; conquer; become skilful in. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To overpower; subdue; rule; know; understand thoroughly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To be skillful; to excel. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. be or become completely proficient or skilled in; "She mastered Japanese in less than two years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To conquer or subdue; to make one's self master of; to execute with skill. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To subdue; to conquer; to bring under control; to overcome; to excel in anything. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. key that secures entrance everywhere Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an authority qualified to teach apprentices Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. directs the work of other Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. One who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. One who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A young gentleman; a lad, or small boy. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A person holding an office of authority among the Freemasons, esp. the presiding officer; also, a person holding a similar office in other civic societies. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A vessel having (so many) masts; - used only in compounds; as, a two-master. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced mister, except when given to boys; - sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The commander of a merchant vessel; - usually called captain. Also, a commissioned officer in the navy ranking next above ensign and below lieutenant. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. One who rules or commands people or things; director; employer; owner; head of a household, college, school, etc.; an expert; winner in a contest; a great artist; a skilled workman; commander of a merchant vessel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. One who commands: a lord or owner: a leader or ruler: a teacher: an employer: the commander of a merchant-ship: the officer who navigates a ship-of-war under the captain: a degree in universities: one eminently skilled in anything: the common title of address to a young gentleman. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A ruler; owner; teacher; employer; degree in universities; one of distinguished skill in anything; title of address. esp. to a youth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. A commander; teacher; employer; owner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. An adept, as in an art or profession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A man who rules, governs, or directs: a director; owner: ruler; commander; the commander of a merchant ship; an officer who takes rank immediately after the lieutenants, and navigates under the captain; a teacher; the head of a school or a college; an appellation of respect: an appellation given to boys; an expert or proficient; a university degree; the chief of a society. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. A vessel having masts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. A man who has rule or government over others; a lord; a ruler; a chief; the head of a household; a director; an owner; a possessor; one very skilful in anything; one uncontrolled; a teacher or instructor; an employer; the commander of a merchant ship; an officer in a ship of war under the direction of the captain; a title of address to a young gentleman; title of dignity in the universities, as master of arts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. controlling; "master race"; "master plan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. highly skilled or proficient; "a master plumber"; "a master thief" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. A male person having another living being so far subject to his will, that he can, in the main, control his or its actions; -- formerly used with much more extensive application than now. (a) The employer of a servant. (b) The owner of a slave. (c) The person to whom an apprentice is articled. (d) A sovereign, prince, or feudal noble; a chief, or one exercising similar authority. (e) The head of a household. (f) The male head of a school or college. (g) A male teacher. (h) The director of a number of persons performing a ceremony or sharing a feast. (i) The owner of a docile brute, -- especially a dog or horse. (j) The controller of a familiar spirit or other supernatural being. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. The commander of a merchant vessel; -- usually called captain. Also, a commissioned officer in the navy ranking next above ensign and below lieutenant; formerly, an officer on a man-of-war who had immediate charge, under the commander, of sailing the vessel. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. Exercising control; chief; skilled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. Belonging to a master, chief, principal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. In many compounds-chief, as in MASTER-BUILDER, MASTER-MASON, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. (in compounds) chief; excellent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. Controlling; chief. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for master

  1. Not if you are master of this place. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. I was far from being happy in my Master he did not use me well. – A Narrative Of The Most Remarkable Particulars In The Life Of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, An African Prince, As Related By Himself by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
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