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noun [countable] master pronunciation in British English /ˈmɑːstə(r)/
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singularmaster
pluralmasters
  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 clever 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.

    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. d.
      the man who owns a particular dog

      See how she stays close to her master.

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