- matrix(def 14).
- a tape or disk from which duplicates may be made.
verb (used with object)
Origin of master
Synonyms for master
Examples from the Web for mastered
Contemporary Examples of mastered
In movies, that language, visual and verbal, has yet to be mastered.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
December 14, 2014
He knew this was a way to reach people, and he mastered the technique.What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News
November 6, 2014
So, the whole song was written, mixed, recorded, and mastered in 90 minutes.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva
October 20, 2014
With the eyes of the world upon him, he met the moment and mastered it.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece
October 16, 2014
After eleven years directing different themes of “Nightmare,” Harlacher has mastered the art of shock and panic.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’
October 4, 2014
Historical Examples of mastered
The young man stared at his mother until he had mastered her meaning.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He mastered it, and galloped with a heavy heart up the ravine and to the house of Pop.Way of the Lawless
The devil saw his chance, sprang up, and mastered the father.Weighed and Wanting
At last, however, he mastered his irritation to some degree, and spoke his command briefly.Within the Law
The sun had mastered the clouds and all the surface of the water glittered.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
- 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
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 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.
see past master.