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A person who has people working for him
“I did as I was told by my master.”
A skilled practitioner of a particular art or activity
“He had failed at everything except the art of chicanery, of which he was a master.”
The owner of a dog, horse, or other domesticated animal
“The horse turned his head, regarding his master with confused eyes.”
The captain of a merchant ship
“Three crew members, including the ship's master, are being questioned.”
An original recording, film, or document from which copies can be made
“The band re-recorded their tracks after failing to locate the master.”
A highly regarded teacher or leader
“We regarded him as our spiritual master.”
(British) A schoolteacher
“He heard some of the teachers and the academy master sorting through names.”
One who is victorious in a contest
“He held the trophy aloft as this year's master of the tournament.”
To acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in
“I'm determined to master the skill of playing the guitar.”
To overcome or defeat
“I deliberately went bungee jumping to conquer my fear of heights.”
Denoting a person skilled in a particular trade and able to teach others
“Sennett writes about the enormous skill and craft required to become a true master carpenter.”
Being very important, or key to something
“There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spa-like master suite with a steam shower.”
First in a series or copies/versions
“Be careful not to lose the master copy of our historical data.”
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