1. [ noun ] (fine art) an artist of consummate skill
Synonyms: maestro

"a master of the violin" "one of the old masters"

Related terms: artist old_master
2. [ noun ] a person who has general authority over others
Synonyms: lord overlord
Related terms: ruler feudal_lord dominate
3. [ verb ] be or become completely proficient or skilled in
Synonyms: get_the_hang

"She mastered Japanese in less than two years"

Related terms: command mastering learn drill
4. [ verb ] get on top of; deal with successfully
Synonyms: overcome surmount subdue get_over swim

"He overcame his shyness"

Related terms: overcome bulldog
5. [ noun ] a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
Synonyms: victor superior
Related terms: combatant conqueror
6. [ noun ] (work) directs the work of other
Related terms: employer spymaster stationmaster postmaster
7. [ noun ] an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
Synonyms: original master_copy
Related terms: creation
8. [ verb ] have dominance or the power to defeat over
Synonyms: dominate

"Her pain completely mastered her" "The methods can master the problems"

Related terms: control command subjugate overlord domination authorization
9. [ adjective ] highly skilled or proficient" "a master plumber"

"a master thief"

Related terms: skilled
10. [ noun ] (work,education) presiding officer of a school
Synonyms: headmaster schoolmaster
Related terms: principal housemaster
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13713
12. [ noun ] key that secures entrance everywhere
Synonyms: passe-partout master_key passkey
Related terms: key skeleton_key latchkey
13. [ verb ] have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
Synonyms: control

"Do you control these data?"

Related terms: know cinch operate understand
14. [ adjective ] controlling

"master race" "master plan"

Related terms: superior
15. [ noun ] (nautical,work) an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
Synonyms: captain skipper sea_captain
Related terms: officer Flying_Dutchman Kidd skipper
16. [ noun ] (education) someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
Related terms: scholar
17. [ noun ] an authority qualified to teach apprentices
Synonyms: professional
Related terms: authority past_master
Similar spelling:   mastery