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noun [countable] master pronunciation in British English /ˈmɑːstə(r)/
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  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.
    Synonyms and related words
    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.
    4. f.
      British old-fashioned a male teacher



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