noun, plural mas·ter·ies for 1, 4.
Origin of mastery
Examples from the Web for mastery
Mark Twain famously said courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.Rudy Giuliani on His 9/11 Bluff, the Museum Controversy and the Rise of ISIS|Josh Robin|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In most battles, the rounds focus on battlers tearing each other down or hyping their own mastery of battle skills.
Here, the founder of the law and literature movement shows his mastery in bringing literature to philosophical bloom.
The high street purchases will reinforce perception of Kate's mastery of the common touch.
Hilary Mantel has redefined the genre of historical fiction and her mastery of the novel form is magnificent.Week in the Life of Dan Stevens, 2012 Man Booker Prize Judge & Downton Abbey Star|Henry Krempels|October 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The girl looked at him with a strange light in her eyes—scorn, pity, and self-will struggling together for the mastery.Lochinvar|S. R. Crockett
From within came voices, one in protest, Bayne Trevors's ringing out, filled with mastery followed by a laugh.Judith of Blue Lake Ranch|Jackson Gregory
Then commenced the most exciting struggle for mastery between brute and man that the boys had ever seen.Bert Wilson in the Rockies|J. W. Duffield
He was a wilful roamer in literature and the world, who attained to no mastery except over words.George Borrow|Edward Thomas
The steers snuffed and licked their lips as do such animals where fear and curiosity is struggling in them for the mastery.Tales from the X-bar Horse Camp|Will C. Barnes
noun plural -teries
early 13c., mesterie, "condition of being a master," also "superiority, victory;" from Old French maistrie, from maistre "master" (see master (n.)). Meaning "intellectual command" (of a topic, etc.) is from 1660s.