- 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 mastersadministrator, guru, ruler, boss, director, judge, manager, commander, owner, instructor, teacher, connoisseur, doctor, authority, genius, scientist, professional, artist, grasp, understand
Examples from the Web for masters
Contemporary Examples of masters
And of those who transform themselves into masters and believe themselves superior to others, rather than at their service.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 23, 2014
Hitchcock's sensibility was being shaped by the German Expressionist masters.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The crime-fighting penguins, says the trailer, are “masters of the skies, espionage, and aerial assault.”Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life
November 26, 2014
Masters employed a colorful cast of characters off the air as well.
Cvetkovich claimed her husband had kidnapped her two young children and took off for Oregon in search of Masters.
Historical Examples of masters
Once more the Egyptians were masters within their own house.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Your squires are doubtless worthy the fame of their masters.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
The masters must have hated the school much more than the boys did.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
In your choice of a son-in-law you should not blindly follow the anger which masters you.The Imaginary Invalid
The work was done by the natives, but under the direction of their masters, the Dutch.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
- 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 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).
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.