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master (noun)
1.
a) (1) a male teacher
(2) a person holding an academic degree higher than a bachelor's but lower than a doctor's
b) often capitalized a revered religious leader
c) a worker or artisan qualified to teach apprentices
d) (1) an artist, performer, or player of consummate skill
(2) a great figure of the past (as in science or art) whose work serves as a model or ideal
2.
a) one having authority over another - ruler governor
b) one that conquers or - masters victor superior in the new challenger the champion found his master
c) a person licensed to command a merchant ship
d) (1) one having control
(2) an owner especially of a slave or animal
e) the employer especially of a servant
f) (1) dialect - husband
(2) the male head of a household
3.
a) (1) archaic - mr.
(2) a youth or boy too young to be called - mister used as a title
b) the eldest son of a Scottish viscount or baron
4.
a) a presiding officer in an institution or society (as a college)
b) any of several officers of court appointed to assist (as by hearing and reporting) a judge
5.
a) a master mechanism or device
b) an original from which copies can be made , especially a master recording (as a magnetic tape)
master (adjective)
being or relating to a master as
a) having chief authority - dominant
b) - skilled proficient a prosperous master builder Current Biography
c) - principal predominant
d) - superlative often used in combination a master-liar
e) being a device or mechanism that controls the operation of another mechanism or that establishes a standard (as a dimension or weight)
f) being or relating to a master from which duplicates are made
master (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to become master of - overcome mastered his fears
2.
a) to become skilled or proficient in the use of - master a foreign language
b) to gain a thorough understanding of - had mastered every aspect of publishing Current Biography
3.
to produce a master recording of (as a musical rendition)
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
master (adjective)
1.
coming before all others in importance
SYNONIMS:
arch, big, capital, cardinal, central, chief, dominant, first, grand, great, greatest, highest, key, leading, main, master, number one ( No. 1), numero uno, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, paramount, predominant, preeminent, premier, primal, primary, principal, prior, sovereign ( sovran), supreme
RELATED WORDS:
distinguished, eminent, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, prestigious, signal, star, stellar, superior; high-level, senior, top; important, influential, major, mighty, momentous, significant; incomparable, matchless, unequaled ( unequalled), unparalleled, unsurpassed; celebrated, famed, famous, renowned
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; collateral, inferior, secondary, subordinate, subsidiary
last, least
master (adjective)
2.
having or showing exceptional knowledge, experience, or skill in a field of endeavor
SYNONIMS:
accomplished, ace, adept, compleat, complete, consummate, crack, crackerjack, educated, experienced, expert, good, great, master, masterful, masterly, practiced ( practised), professed, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuoso
RELATED WORDS:
adroit, clever, deft, dexterous ( dextrous), handy, slick, sure-handed; gifted, talented; polished, refined; effective, effectual, efficient, workmanlike; able, capable, competent, employable, fit, fitted, habile, qualified; educated, knowledgeable, schooled, taught, trained, tutored; all-around ( all-round), well-rounded; long-term, old; multiskilled, multitalented
NEAR ANTONYMS:
incapable, incompetent, inept, unable, unfit, unfitted, unqualified, weak; artless, crude, rude; ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient; talentless, ungifted, untalented; ignorant, unschooled, untaught, untrained, untutored; beginning, green, inexperienced, new, raw, unseasoned, untested, untried, would-be; primitive, rough, unpolished; awkward, clumsy, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy-handed
amateur, amateurish, inexperienced, inexpert, jackleg, unprofessional, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful
master (noun)
1.
a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field
SYNONIMS:
ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack ( crackajack), dab, dab hand, fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven ( mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizard
RELATED WORDS:
pro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado ( afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistress
NEAR ANTONYMS:
apprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessional
amateur, inexpert, nonexpert
master (noun)
2.
one that defeats an enemy or opponent
SYNONIMS:
beater, conqueror, master, subduer, trimmer, vanquisher, whipper, winner
RELATED WORDS:
champ, champion, finalist, placer; dominator, overdog, ruler, subjugator, top dog
NEAR ANTONYMS:
punching bag, pushover, quitter; failure, flop, washout; underdog
loser
master (noun)
3.
the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do
SYNONIMS:
boss man, captain, chief, foreman, head, headman, helmsman, honcho, jefe, kingpin, leader, master, taskmaster
RELATED WORDS:
directress, mistress; administrator, commander, director, executive, general, governor, hierarch, higher-up; leadman, manager, overseer, principal, skipper, standard-bearer, steward, straw boss, superintendent, superior, supervisor; dominator, lord, overlord, potentate, ruler, sovereign ( sovran); figurehead; slave driver; baron, czar ( tsar tzar), king, magnate, mogul, president, prince; big cheese, big gun, bigwig, top dog, top gun; cohead, coleader; employer, gaffer [], ganger []; micromanager; subchief, subdirector
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dependent, inferior, junior, secondary, subject, subordinate, underling
master (verb)
1.
to achieve a victory over
SYNONIMS:
best, conquer, defeat, dispatch, do down, get, get around, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), upend, win (against), worst
RELATED WORDS:
sweep; edge (out), nose out, pip []; annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [], whip; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash out
lose (to)
master (verb)
2.
to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in
SYNONIMS:
get, master, pick up
RELATED WORDS:
apprehend, comprehend, grasp, know, understand; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in), imbibe; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig up, discern, discover, examine, find out, hear, hit (on upon), run down, scare up, search (for), see, track (down), tumble (to), unearth; major (in), study; memorize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
forget; misunderstand; miss, overlook; disregard, ignore, neglect
unlearn
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