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Master meaning

master - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time.
  2. 2. One who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art.
  3. 3. A young gentleman; a lad, or small boy.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.
  7. 7. To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science.
  8. 8. To own; to posses.
  9. 9. To be skillful; to excel.
  10. 10. A vessel having ( so many) masts; - used only in compounds; as, a two- master.
  11. 11. A title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced mister, except when given to boys; - sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr.
  12. 12. ( in compounds) chief; excellent.
  13. 13. A ruler; owner; teacher; employer; degree in universities; one of distinguished skill in anything; title of address. esp. to a youth.
  14. 14. To become master of; conquer; become skilful in.

master - examples of usage

  1. " Surely some one must have left the door open at night," thought the master. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. " I'm a man, I am, and I'll have you understand I'm master in my own house! - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. " Because it has been summer a long time with you, master, you think it will never be winter. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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