HyperDic: master

English > 15 senses of the word master:
NOUNperson master, maestroan artist of consummate skill
person master, overlord, lorda person who has general authority over others
person master, victor, superiora combatant who is able to defeat rivals
person masterdirects the work of others
person master, headmaster, schoolmasterpresiding officer of a school
artifactmaster, master copy, originalan original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
person master, captain, sea captain, skipperan officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
person mastersomeone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
person master, professionalan authority qualified to teach apprentices
artifactmaster, passkey, passe-partout, master keykey that secures entrance everywhere
VERBcognitionmaster, get the hangbe or become completely proficient or skilled in
competitionmaster, overcome, get over, subdue, surmountget on top of
socialmaster, dominatehave dominance or the power to defeat over
cognitionmaster, controlhave a firm understanding or knowledge of
ADJECTIVEallmaster, chief, main, primary, principalmost important element
master > pronunciation
Soundsmae'ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > master: 15 senses > adjective 1
MeaningMost important element.
Examples
  • "the master bedroom"
  • "a master switch"
Synonymschief, main, primary, principal
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishprimordial, principal
Catalanprimordial, principal
English > master: 15 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn artist of consummate skill.
Examples
  • "a master of the violin"
  • "one of the old masters"
Synonymmaestro
Narrowerold masterA great European painter prior to 19th century
Broaderartist, creative personA person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination / imagination
Spanishexperto, maestra, maestro
Catalanmestra, mestre
Adjectivesmasterlyhaving or revealing supreme mastery or skill
Nounsmastershipthe position of master / master
Verbsmasterhave a firm understanding or knowledge of
masterbe or become completely proficient or skilled in
English > master: 15 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who has general authority over others.
Synonymsoverlord, lord
Narrowerfeudal lord, seigneur, seigniorA man of rank in the ancient regime
Broaderruler, swayerA person who rules or commands
Spanishamo, señor
Catalanamo, mestre, senyor
Nounsmastershipthe position of master / master
Verbsmasterhave dominance or the power to defeat over
English > master: 15 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA combatant who is able to defeat rivals.
Synonymsvictor, superior
Narrowerconqueror, vanquishersomeone who is victorious by force of arms
Broadercombatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrappersomeone who fights (or is fighting)
Spanishvencedor
Catalanvencedor
English > master: 15 senses > noun 4, person
Meaningdirects the work of others.
NarrowerpostmasterThe person in charge of a post office
spymastersomeone who directs clandestine intelligence activities
stationmaster, station agentThe person in charge of a railway station
BroaderemployerA person or firm that employs workers
Spanishjefa, jefe
Catalancap
Nounsmastershipthe position of master / master
English > master: 15 senses > noun 5, person
Meaningpresiding officer of a school.
Synonymsheadmaster, schoolmaster
Narrowerhousemasterteacher in charge of a school boardinghouse
Broaderprincipal, school principal, head teacher, headThe educator who has executive authority for a school
Spanishdirector de escuela, director
Catalandirector d'escola, director
Nounsmastershipthe position of master / master
English > master: 15 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningAn original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made.
Synonymsmaster copy, original
BroadercreationAn artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
Spanishmaestro, master, matriz, original
Catalanmatriu, original
English > master: 15 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningAn officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship.
Synonymscaptain, sea captain, skipper
InstancesKidd, William Kidd, Captain KiddScottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused / accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
Broaderofficer, ship's officerA person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
Spanishcapitana, capitán, patrona, patrón
Catalancapità, capitana, mestre, patró, patrona
Nounsmastershipthe position of master / master
English > master: 15 senses > noun 8, person
Meaningsomeone who holds a master's degree from academic institution.
Broaderscholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentA learned person (especially in the humanities)
Spanishmáster
English > master: 15 senses > noun 9, person
MeaningAn authority qualified to teach apprentices.
Synonymprofessional
Narrowerpast mastersomeone who was formerly a master
BroaderauthorityAn expert whose views are taken as definitive
Spanishmaestra, maestro, profesional
Catalanmestra, mestre, professional
Adjectivesmasterlyhaving or revealing supreme mastery or skill
Nounsmastershipthe position of master / master
English > master: 15 senses > noun 10, artifact
Meaningkey that secures entrance everywhere.
Synonymspasskey, passe-partout, master key
Narrowerskeleton keyA passkey with much of the bit filed away so that it can open different locks
Broaderkeymetal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
Spanishllave maestra, maestra, passe-partout
Catalanclau mestra
English > master: 15 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningBe or become completely proficient or skilled in.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She mastered Japanese in less than two years"
Synonymget the hang
Entailsdrill, exercise, practice, practiseLearn by repetition
learn, larn, acquiregain knowledge or skills
Broaderknowknow how to do or perform something
Catalandominar
Nounsmasteran artist of consummate skill
masteringbecoming proficient in the use of something
masterygreat skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
English > master: 15 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningGet on top of; deal with successfully.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsovercome, get over, subdue, surmount
NarrowerbulldogThrow a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishderrotar, dominar, superar, vencer
Catalandominar, superar, vèncer
English > master: 15 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningHave dominance or the power to defeat over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Examples
  • "Her pain completely mastered her"
  • "The methods can master the problems"
Synonymdominate
NarrowercommandBe in command of
subjugate, subjectmake subservient
Broadercontrol, commandExercise authoritative control or power over
Spanishdominar
Catalandominar
Nounsmastera person who has general authority over others
masterythe act of mastering or subordinating someone
masterypower to dominate or defeat
English > master: 15 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningHave a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcontrol
Entailsunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
NarrowercinchGet a grip on
Broaderknowknow how to do or perform something
Similar tooperate, controlHandle and cause to function
Spanishcontrolar, dominar
Catalancontrolar, dominar
Nounsmasteran artist of consummate skill

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