|1.||[ noun ] (fine art) an artist of consummate skill|
"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|
|Related terms:||ruler feudal_lord dominate|
|3.||[ verb ] be or become completely proficient or skilled in|
"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|
|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|
|8.||[ verb ] have dominance or the power to defeat over|
"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"
|10.||[ noun ] (work,education) presiding officer of a school|
|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|
"Do you control these data?"
|Related terms:||know cinch operate understand|
|14.||[ adjective ] controlling|
"master race" "master plan"
|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|
|17.||[ noun ] an authority qualified to teach apprentices|
|Related terms:||authority past_master|