- 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 mastering
Contemporary Examples of mastering
But truth be told, I never came close to mastering the language despite my excellent grades.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
The Macallan represents a lifestyle; the kind that represents a person set on mastering their craft.The Restaurant, Flask, And Photography Worthy of The Macallan Whisky
December 16, 2014
I would say timing and mastering topography were two of them.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
November 7, 2014
The positives of meditation are many, but mastering the practice can be a challenge.High-Tech Meditation: Swap Your Yogi for a Headset
April 14, 2014
Rather, he seems intent on mastering one particular but highly important element of it: empathy.Vimeo Presents: The Top 10 Videos of 2013
December 20, 2013
Historical Examples of mastering
Did she hate him for his mastering of circumstances but not herself?The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
For nearly ten years the disease kept on mastering me more and more.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He set himself the infinite task of mastering the difficult language.The Long Labrador Trail
How tremendous is the quick succession of mastering passions!Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
Mastering his emotion, de Loubersac decided to make a clean breast of it.A Nest of Spies
- 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.