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master

[ mas-ter, mah-ster ]
/ ˈmæs tər, ˈmɑ stər /
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noun
adjective
verb (used with object)
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Origin of master

First recorded before 900; Middle English maistre, maister, Old English magister, from Latin; akin to magnus “great”

OTHER WORDS FROM master

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British Dictionary definitions for master (1 of 2)

master
/ (ˈmɑːstə) /

noun
verb (tr)

Derived forms of master

masterdom, 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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Other Idioms and Phrases with master

master

see past master.

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