- matrix(def 14).
- a tape or disk from which duplicates may be made.
verb (used with object)
- master aircrew,
- master alloy,
- master bath,
- master bedroom,
- master builder
Origin of master
Examples from the Web for master
Dickens was a master of heart-wrenching pathos because he felt every pain as he wrote.
Why was a master photographer recruited to work with one of the most successful liquor brands on the planet?
So the master artist traveled to Beijing and shot in a former palace not far from the Forbidden City.
Yet their biggest star, a master practitioner of the sport, could face prison time for much less onerous financial crimes.
But Beyoncé has been nothing if not a master of seizing her own crisis management.Beyonce’s New “7/11” and “Ring Off” Will Give You Reason to Live (And Dance)|Kevin Fallon|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The servant had evidently touched intentionally on one of the master's sore points.The Dead Secret|Wilkie Collins
For indeed I am not of consequence enough for my master to concern himself, and be angry about such a creature as me.Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded|Samuel Richardson
The invalids replied untruthfully that they did, while Peter stated that Master had done him good already.Furze the Cruel|John Trevena
Through them their master acted as the guardian of the young king and the suzerain of the kingdom.The English Church in the Middle Ages|William Hunt
He dismissed the Master of the Taoists and ordered the five victims to be buried.Myths and Legends of China|E. T. C. Werner
- a person with exceptional skill at a certain thinga master of the violin
- (as modifier)a master thief
- a person who has complete control of a situation
- an abstract thing regarded as having power or influencethey regarded fate as the master of their lives
- a workman or craftsman fully qualified to practise his trade and to train others in it
- (as modifier)master carpenter
- an original copy, stencil, tape, etc, from which duplicates are made
- (as modifier)master copy
Word Origin for master
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).
see past master.