master

[ mas-ter, mah-ster ]
/ ˈmæs tər, ˈmɑ stər /

noun

adjective

verb (used with object)

Origin of master

before 900; Middle English maistre, maister, Old English magister < Latin; akin to magnus great
Related forms

Definition for master (2 of 2)

master's degree

noun

a degree awarded by a graduate school or department, usually to a person who has completed at least one year of graduate study.

Also called mas·ter's.
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British Dictionary definitions for master (1 of 2)

master

/ (ˈmɑːstə) /

noun


verb (tr)

Derived Formsmasterdom, nounmasterhood, nounmasterless, adjectivemastership, noun

Word Origin for master

Old English magister teacher, from Latin; related to Latin magis more, to a greater extent

British Dictionary definitions for master (2 of 2)

Master

/ (ˈmɑːstə) /

noun

a title of address placed before the first name or surname of a boy
a respectful term of address, esp as used by disciples when addressing or referring to a religious teacher
an archaic equivalent of Mr

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Idioms and Phrases with master

master

see past master.


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