- matrix(def 14).
- a tape or disk from which duplicates may be made.
verb (used with object)
Origin of master
Synonyms for master
Related Words for masterskillful, adept, skilled, experienced, leading, administrator, guru, ruler, boss, director, judge, manager, commander, owner, instructor, teacher, connoisseur, doctor, authority, genius
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Contemporary Examples of master
Dickens was a master of heart-wrenching pathos because he felt every pain as he wrote.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
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.Is Soccer Great Lionel Messi Corrupt?
December 8, 2014
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)
November 21, 2014
Historical Examples of master
If a servant complained of being abused, his master had no power to retain him.
His long habit of thought concerning her enabled him to master this foolishness.
If it please you, lady, my master bids me say he desires your presence.
At length the servant returned, saying his master was now ready to see them.
But he was a man and his own master—if you can rightly call a man his own master that does them things.
- 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.