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noun [countable] master pronunciation in American English /ˈmæstər/ 
Word Forms
  1. 1
    a man who is very good at something
    master at:

    O'Sullivan is an absolute master at this type of shot.

    master of:

    He's a master of the sarcastic remark.

    1. a.
      art a famous artist

      original prints from modern masters such as Chagall and Hockney

  2. 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.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of master
    1. a.
      a person who has control over other people

      Civil servants simply implement the policies of their political masters.

    2. b.
      a person who has control over something
      be master of something:

      a system under which people are masters of their own lives

    3. c.
      the man who owns a particular dog

      See how she stays close to her master.

    4. g.
      British old-fashioned a male teacher
  3. 4


    old-fashioned used for talking to or about a young boy
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of master


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