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Meaning of MASTER

Pronunciation:  'mastur

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  1. [n]  an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
  2. [n]  key that secures entrance everywhere
  3. [n]  presiding officer of a school
  4. [n]  an artist of consummate skill; "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"
  5. [n]  an authority qualified to teach apprentices
  6. [n]  directs the work of other
  7. [n]  someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
  8. [n]  an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
  9. [n]  a person who has general authority over others
  10. [n]  a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  11. [v]  have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"
  12. [v]  be or become completely proficient or skilled in; "She mastered Japanese in less than two years"
  13. [v]  get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
  14. [v]  have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"

MASTER is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: captain, control, dominate, get over, get the hang, headmaster, lord, maestro, master copy, master key, original, overcome, overlord, passe-partout, passkey, professional, schoolmaster, sea captain, skipper, subdue, superior, surmount, victor
 See Also: artist, authority, battler, belligerent, bulldog, Captain Kidd, cinch, combatant, command, conqueror, control, creation, creative person, defeat, drill, employer, exercise, feudal lord, fighter, head, head teacher, housemaster, key, Kidd, larn, latchkey, learn, officer, old master, past master, postmaster, practice, practise, principal, ruler, scholar, scholarly person, school principal, scrapper, seigneur, seignior, ship's officer, skeleton key, station agent, stationmaster, student, subject, subjugate, swayer, understand, vanquisher, William Kidd



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mast"er\, n. (Naut.)
    A vessel having (so many) masts; -- used only in compounds;
    as, a two-master.
  2. \Mas"ter\, n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre,
    F. ma[^i]tre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative
    from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Maestro},
    {Magister}, {Magistrate}, {Magnitude}, {Major}, {Mister},
    {Mistress}, {Mickle}.]
    1. 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
       (j) The controller of a familiar spirit or other
           supernatural being.
    2. One who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as,
       to be master of one's time. --Shak.
             Master of a hundred thousand drachms. --Addison.
             We are masters of the sea.            --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd. ).
    3. One who has attained great skill in the use or application
       of anything; as, a master of oratorical art.
             Great masters of ridicule.            --Maccaulay.
             No care is taken to improve young men in their own
             language, that they may thoroughly understand and be
             masters of it.                        --Locke.
    4. A title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced
       m[i^]ster, except when given to boys; -- sometimes written
       {Mister}, but usually abbreviated to Mr.
    5. A young gentleman; a lad, or small boy.
             Where there are little masters and misses in a
             house, they are impediments to the diversions of the
             servants.                             --Swift.
    6. (Naut.) 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.
    7. 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.
    {Little masters}, certain German engravers of the 16th
       century, so called from the extreme smallness of their
    {Master in chancery}, an officer of courts of equity, who
       acts as an assistant to the chancellor or judge, by
       inquiring into various matters referred to him, and
       reporting thereon to the court.
    {Master of arts}, one who takes the second degree at a
       university; also, the degree or title itself, indicated by
       the abbreviation M. A., or A. M.
    {Master of the horse}, the third great officer in the British
       court, having the management of the royal stables, etc. In
       ceremonial cavalcades he rides next to the sovereign.
    {Master of the rolls}, in England, an officer who has charge
       of the rolls and patents that pass the great seal, and of
       the records of the chancery, and acts as assistant judge
       of the court. --Bouvier. --Wharton.
    {Past master}, one who has held the office of master in a
       lodge of Freemasons or in a society similarly organized.
    {The old masters}, distinguished painters who preceded modern
       painters; especially, the celebrated painters of the 16th
       and 17th centuries.
    {To be master of one's self}, to have entire self-control;
       not to be governed by passion.
    {To be one's own master}, to be at liberty to act as one
       chooses without dictation from anybody.
    Note: Master, signifying chief, principal, masterly,
          superior, thoroughly skilled, etc., is often used
          adjiectively or in compounds; as, master builder or
          master-builder, master chord or master-chord, master
          mason or master-mason, master workman or
          master-workman, master mechanic, master mind, master
          spirit, master passion, etc.
                Throughout the city by the master gate.
    {Master joint} (Geol.), a quarryman's term for the more
       prominent and extended joints traversing a rock mass.
    {Master key}, a key adapted to open several locks differing
       somewhat from each other; figuratively, a rule or
       principle of general application in solving difficulties.
    {Master lode} (Mining), the principal vein of ore.
    {Master mariner}, an experienced and skilled seaman who is
       certified to be competent to command a merchant vessel.
    {Master sinew} (Far.), a large sinew that surrounds the hough
       of a horse, and divides it from the bone by a hollow
       place, where the windgalls are usually seated.
    {Master singer}. See {Mastersinger}.
    {Master stroke}, a capital performance; a masterly
       achievement; a consummate action; as, a master stroke of
    {Master tap} (Mech.), a tap for forming the thread in a screw
       cutting die.
    {Master touch}.
       (a) The touch or skill of a master. --Pope.
       (b) Some part of a performance which exhibits very
           skillful work or treatment. ``Some master touches of
           this admirable piece.'' --Tatler.
    {Master work}, the most important work accomplished by a
       skilled person, as in architecture, literature, etc.;
       also, a work which shows the skill of a master; a
    {Master workman}, a man specially skilled in any art,
       handicraft, or trade, or who is an overseer, foreman, or
  3. \Mas"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mastered}; p. pr. vb. n.
    1. To become the master of; to subject to one's will,
       control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to
             Obstinacy and willful neglects must be mastered,
             even though it cost blows.            --Locke.
    2. To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to
       become an adept in; as, to master a science.
    3. To own; to posses. [Obs.]
             The wealth That the world masters.    --Shak.
  4. \Mas"ter\, v. i.
    To be skillful; to excel. [Obs.]
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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a master means that you will hold high positions and gain much wealth. Dreaming that you have a master indicates your feelings of inadequacy and that you need a strong-willed leader to guide you.
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