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English adjective: master

1. master most important element


SamplesThe chief aim of living.
The main doors were of solid glass.
The principal rivers of America.
The principal example.
Policemen were primary targets.
The master bedroom.
A master switch.


Synonymschief, main, primary, principal


Similarimportant, of import


Antonymsunimportant


English noun: master

1. master (person) an artist of consummate skill


SamplesA master of the violin.
One of the old masters.


Synonymsmaestro


Broader (hypernym)artist, creative person


Narrower (hyponym)old master

2. master (person) a person who has general authority over others


Synonymslord, overlord


Broader (hypernym)ruler, swayer


Narrower (hyponym)feudal lord, seigneur, seignior

3. master (person) a combatant who is able to defeat rivals


Synonymssuperior, victor


Broader (hypernym)battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper


Narrower (hyponym)conqueror, vanquisher

4. master (person) directs the work of others


Broader (hypernym)employer


Narrower (hyponym)postmaster, spymaster, station agent, stationmaster

5. master (person) presiding officer of a school


Synonymsheadmaster, schoolmaster


Broader (hypernym)head, head teacher, principal, school principal


Narrower (hyponym)housemaster

6. master (artifact) an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made


Synonymsmaster copy, original


Broader (hypernym)creation

7. master (person) an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship


Synonymscaptain, sea captain, skipper


Broader (hypernym)officer, ship's officer


Instance hyponymCaptain Kidd, Kidd, William Kidd

8. master (person) someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution


Broader (hypernym)bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student

9. master (person) an authority qualified to teach apprentices


Synonymsprofessional


Broader (hypernym)authority


Narrower (hyponym)past master

10. master (artifact) key that secures entrance everywhere


Synonymsmaster key, passe-partout, passkey


Broader (hypernym)key


Narrower (hyponym)skeleton key


English verb: master

1. master (cognition) be or become completely proficient or skilled in


SamplesShe mastered Japanese in less than two years.


Synonymsget the hang


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)know


Entailacquire, drill, exercise, larn, learn, practice, practise

2. master (competition) get on top of; deal with successfully


SamplesHe overcame his shyness.


Synonymsget over, overcome, subdue, surmount


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish


Narrower (hyponym)bulldog

3. master (social) have dominance or the power to defeat over


SamplesHer pain completely mastered her.
The methods can master the problems.


Synonymsdominate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)command, control


Narrower (hyponym)command, subject, subjugate

4. master (cognition) have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of


SamplesDo you control these data?.


Synonymscontrol


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)know


Narrower (hyponym)cinch


Entailunderstand


Verb groupcontrol, operate









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