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Meaning of MASTERY

Pronunciation:  'masturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of mastering or subordinating someone
  2. [n]  great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
  3. [n]  power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"
 

MASTERY is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: command, control, domination, subordination, supremacy
 
 See Also: ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance, domination, skillfulness, superiority, transcendence, transcendency

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mas"ter*y\, n.; pl. {Masteries}. [OF. maistrie.]
1. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command;
   supremacy; superiority.

         If divided by mountains, they will fight for the
         mastery of the passages of the tops.  --Sir W.
                                               Raleigh.

2. Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph;
   pre["e]minence.

         The voice of them that shout for mastery. --Ex.
                                               xxxii. 18.

         Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate
         in all things.                        --1 Cor. ix.
                                               25.

         O, but to have gulled him Had been a mastery. --B.
                                               Jonson.

3. Contest for superiority. [Obs.] --Holland.

4. A masterly operation; a feat. [Obs.]

         I will do a maistrie ere I go.        --Chaucer.

5. Specifically, the philosopher's stone. [Obs.]

6. The act process of mastering; the state of having
   mastered.

         He could attain to a mastery in all languages.
                                               --Tillotson.

         The learning and mastery of a tongue, being
         unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with
         other difficulties.                   --Locke.

 
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