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Denoting a person skilled in a particular trade and able to teach others
“In this way, the book is only practical for the master carpenter but perhaps not the apprentice.”
Main or principal
“There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spa-like master suite with a steam shower.”
Overall or controlling
“His master plan.”
A man who has people working for him, especially servants or slaves
“The old law of master and servant saw the master as the head of the family.”
A skilled practitioner of a particular art or activity
“He is a master of disguise and concealment.”
The owner of a dog, horse, or other domesticated animal
“His master got on after him, gave the horse a gentle kick, and she trotted towards the path leading out of the village.”
The captain of a merchant ship
“The assured, if not present, would receive notice of the disaster from his agent, the master of the ship.”
A male schoolteacher
“There was famously, possibly apocryphally, a public school classics master who took early retirement to go and become a Masai wife.”
An original recording, film, or document from which copies can be made
“They also want to own your master recordings and copyrights forever.”
A highly regarded teacher or leader
“They regarded him as their spiritual master.”
To acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in
“Besides exercising, you need to learn to master the art of relaxing mentally and not worry about everything around you.”
To overcome or defeat
“This is an integral part of the perspective to overcome class antagonisms and enable the working class to master society.”
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