“Thank you, Mr. Smith and Ms. Harper,” the master of ceremonies then said.
Vladimir Putin draws on his background as a master spy, testing and teasing the new regime in Kiev and its backers in Washington.
He was also a master of the game, knowing much more about it than most of its players.
Ever the master of staying on top of trends, the pop star has become a Cat Daddy junkie.
We know little about him except that he is a commando with the rank of E-8 or master Sergeant.
There was a man more than the master of them all, and his name was Edmund Burke; and how did they treat him?
I follow one as my master, the other follows me as his conductor.
Tedcastle bows involuntarily to the great teacher and master of music.
In other words, I shall not be my own master, and I must go where my uncle and you may choose to take me.
Why master was so careful of her, may be safely left to conjecture.
late Old English mægester "one having control or authority," from Latin magister (n.) "chief, head, director, teacher" (source of Old French maistre, French maître, Spanish and Italian maestro, Portuguese mestre, Dutch meester, German Meister), contrastive adjective ("he who is greater") from magis (adv.) "more," from PIE *mag-yos-, comparative of root *meg- "great" (see mickle). Form influenced in Middle English by Old French cognate maistre. Meaning "original of a recording" is from 1904. In academic senses (from Medieval Latin magister) it is attested from late 14c., originally a degree conveying authority to teach in the universities. As an adjective from late 12c.
early 13c., "to get the better of," from master (n.) and also from Old French maistrier, from Medieval Latin magistrare. Meaning "to reduce to subjugation" is early 15c.; that of "to acquire complete knowledge" is from 1740s. Related: Mastered; mastering.
late 14c., originally a degree giving one authority to teach in a university; from master (n.) in its general sense of "man of learning" (early 13c.), "a teacher" (c.1200).