mas|ter1 [ `mæstər ] noun count **
1. ) a man who is very good at something:
master at: Reardon is an absolute master at this type of shot.
master of: He's a master of the clever remark.
a ) a famous artist:
original prints from modern masters such as Chagall and Hockney
2. ) OLD-FASHIONED a man who has control over servants or other people who work for him:
Many children found themselves working for masters who exploited them.
a ) a person who has control over other people:
Civil servants simply implement the policies of their political masters.
b ) a person who has control over something:
be master of something: a system under which people are masters of their own lives
c ) the man who owns a particular dog:
See how she stays close to her master.
d ) a man who is the official leader of an organization, group, or event
e ) master or Master a man who is in charge of a college in some British universities or of a building where people live in some colleges in the U.S.
f ) the CAPTAIN of a ship that carries goods
g ) BRITISH OLD-FASHIONED a male teacher
3. ) a document, photograph, RECORDING, etc. from which copies are made: ORIGINAL:
a digital master
4. ) Master OLD-FASHIONED used for talking to or about a young boy
a ) Master used for talking to or about some religious leaders or teachers of MARTIAL ARTS
be a past master
to be very good at something because you have been doing it for a long time:
They are past masters at dealing with political scandals.
serve one/two etc. masters
to be controlled by one/two etc. things or people
mas|ter 2 [ `mæstər ] verb transitive *
1. ) to learn something thoroughly so that you know it or can do it very well:
Even after studying it for years, she never managed to master the Greek language.
master the art of (doing) something: Lewis has mastered the art of giving nothing away in interviews.
2. ) to manage to control something such as an emotion:
It seemed that the Senator was unable to master his feelings.
mas|ter 3 [ `mæstər ] adjective only before noun
1. ) a master document, photograph, recording, etc. is one from which copies are made:
the master tape
2. ) used with the name of a job to show that someone has a great deal of experience and skill and can train other people:
His father was a master carpenter.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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