verb (used with object)
- masters, edgar lee,
Origin of mastermind
Examples from the Web for mastermind
Zubaydah indentified Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was also kept at Cobalt after his March 2003 in Pakistan.
Surely only an advanced hacker could mastermind such a fiendish act — right?A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat|Annie Gaus|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the mastermind of the Hamas kidnapping strategy is al-Arouri, Israeli officials say.Israel Bombs Gaza While Hamas’ Kidnapping Mastermind Sits in Turkey|Eli Lake|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Not your typical criminal or mastermind,” her attorney, Marcus Sierra, told a local newspaper.
As for Salem, it looks as though a mastermind had been at work, I see it in everything.No Defense, Complete|Gilbert Parker
A banquet extraordinary was shortly to take place, and M. Sapin, the mastermind, came to beg of Regali the recipe for his ragout.The Orchard of Tears|Sax Rohmer
This girl was obviously the assistant to the Mastermind who originated the scheme.The Misplaced Battleship|Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
He said to Professor Garet, "All right, mastermind, untie me."And Then the Town Took Off|Richard Wilson
Ravick seemed to have gotten the idea that Joe Kivelson was the mastermind of the hunters' cabal against him.Four-Day Planet|Henry Beam Piper