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Noun
A person who has people working for him or her
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“I did as I was told by my master.”
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A skilled practitioner of a particular art or activity
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“He had failed at everything except the art of chicanery, of which he was a master.”
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The owner of a dog, horse, or other domesticated animal
“The horse turned his head, regarding his master with confused eyes.”
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The captain of a merchant ship
“Three crew members, including the ship's master, are being questioned.”
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An original recording, film, or document from which copies can be made
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“The band re-recorded their tracks after failing to locate the master.”
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A highly regarded teacher or leader
“We regarded him as our spiritual master.”
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(British) A schoolteacher
“He heard some of the teachers and the academy master sorting through names.”
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One who is victorious in a contest
“He held the trophy aloft as this year's master of the tournament.”
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A notable person within a specific field
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A person who makes or creates material objects partly or entirely by hand
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A Jewish scholar or teacher of halacha (Jewish law), capable of making halachic decisions
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A postgraduate degree which aims to assist students in developing a mastery for a particular academic field or profession
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Senpai or mentor
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A deity or supreme being
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A respectful term of address to any male, especially if his name or proper title is unknown
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One who is holding a captive or captives
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One who exercises discipline
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Master's degree
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A craftsman who is highly skilled and thoroughly experienced
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A person who has successfully completed a course of study or training
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A male child or youth
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To become completely proficient in a given field or skill
“I'm determined to master the skill of playing the guitar.”
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To overcome or defeat
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“I deliberately went bungee jumping to master my fear of heights.”
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To learn by heart, or commit to memory
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To comprehend or come to understand
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(of a meeting or seminar) To manage or preside over
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To control or determine the process or direction of
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To tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or on a farm
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Prove more powerful or superior
Adjective
Denoting a person skilled in a particular trade and able to teach others
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“Sennett writes about the enormous skill and craft required to become a true master carpenter.”
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Being very important, or key to something
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“There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spa-like master suite with a steam shower.”
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First in a series or copies/versions
“Be careful not to lose the master copy of our historical data.”
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Being predominant across, or applying to, a broad spectrum
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Of the same origin as claimed
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