Mast´er   Pronunciation: mås´tẽr
n.1.(Naut.) A vessel having (so many) masts; - used only in compounds; as, a two-master.
1.A male person having another living being so far subject to his will, that he can, in the main, control his or its actions; - formerly used with much more extensive application than now.
2.One who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time.
Master of a hundred thousand drachms.
- Addison.
We are masters of the sea.
- Jowett (Thucyd.).
3.One who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art.
Great masters of ridicule.
- Macaulay.
4.A title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced mĭster, except when given to boys; - sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr.
5.A young gentleman; a lad, or small boy.
6.(Naut.) The commander of a merchant vessel; - usually called captain. Also, a commissioned officer in the navy ranking next above ensign and below lieutenant; formerly, an officer on a man-of-war who had immediate charge, under the commander, of sailing the vessel.
7.A person holding an office of authority among the Freemasons, esp. the presiding officer; also, a person holding a similar office in other civic societies.
Little masters
certain German engravers of the 16th century, so called from the extreme smallness of their prints.
Master in chancery
an officer of courts of equity, who acts as an assistant to the chancellor or judge, by inquiring into various matters referred to him, and reporting thereon to the court.
Master of arts
one who takes the second degree at a university; also, the degree or title itself, indicated by the abbreviation M. A., or A. M.
Master of the horse
the third great officer in the British court, having the management of the royal stables, etc. In ceremonial cavalcades he rides next to the sovereign.
Master of the rolls
in England, an officer who has charge of the rolls and patents that pass the great seal, and of the records of the chancery, and acts as assistant judge of the court.
Past master
a - one who has held the office of master in a lodge of Freemasons or in a society similarly organized.
- Bouvier.
b - a person who is unusually expert, skilled, or experienced in some art, technique, or profession; - usually used with at or of.
The old masters
distinguished painters who preceded modern painters; especially, the celebrated painters of the 16th and 17th centuries.
To be master of one's self
to have entire self-control; not to be governed by passion.
To be one's own master
to be at liberty to act as one chooses without dictation from anybody.
Throughout the city by the master gate.
- Chaucer.
Master joint
(Geol.) a quarryman's term for the more prominent and extended joints traversing a rock mass.
Master key
a key adapted to open several locks differing somewhat from each other; figuratively, a rule or principle of general application in solving difficulties.
Master lode
(Mining) the principal vein of ore.
Master mariner
an experienced and skilled seaman who is certified to be competent to command a merchant vessel.
Master sinew
(Far.) a large sinew that surrounds the hough of a horse, and divides it from the bone by a hollow place, where the windgalls are usually seated.
Master singer
See Mastersinger.
Master stroke
a capital performance; a masterly achievement; a consummate action; as, a master stroke of policy.
Master tap
(Mech.) a tap for forming the thread in a screw cutting die.
Master touch
a - The touch or skill of a master
b - Some part of a performance which exhibits very skillful work or treatment.
- Pope.
Master work
the most important work accomplished by a skilled person, as in architecture, literature, etc.; also, a work which shows the skill of a master; a masterpiece.
- Tatler.
Master workman
a man specially skilled in any art, handicraft, or trade, or who is an overseer, foreman, or employer.
v. t.1.To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.
[imp. & p. p. Mastered ; p. pr. vb. n. Mastering.]
2.To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science.
3.To own; to posses.
v. i.1.To be skillful; to excel.
Noun1.Mastermaster - an artist of consummate skill; "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"
Synonyms: maestro
2.master - a person who has general authority over others
Synonyms: overlord, lord
3.master - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
Synonyms: victor, superior
4.master - directs the work of other
5.master - presiding officer of a school
6.master - an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
7.master - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
8.master - someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
9.master - an authority qualified to teach apprentices
Synonyms: professional
10.Mastermaster - key that secures entrance everywhere
Verb1.master - be or become completely proficient or skilled in; "She mastered Japanese in less than two years"
Synonyms: get the hang
2.master - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
3.master - have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"
Synonyms: dominate
4.master - have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"
Synonyms: control

MASTER. This word has several meanings. 1. Master is one who has control over a servant or apprentice. A master stands in relation to his apprentices, in loco parentis, and is bound to fulfill that relation, which the law generally enforces. He is also entitled to be obeyed by his apprentices, as if they were his children. Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.
     2.-2. Master is one who is employed in teaching children, known generally as a schoolmaster; as to his powers, see Correction.
     3.-3. Master is the name of an officer: as, the ship Benjamin Franklin, whereof A B is master; the master of the rolls; master in chancery, &c.
     4.-4. By master is also understood a principal who employs another to perform some act or do something for him. The law having adopted the maxim of the civil law, qui facit per alium facit per se; the agent is but an instrument, and the master is civilly responsible for the act of his agent, as if it were his own, when he either commands him to do an act, or puts him in a condition, of which such act is a result, or by the absence of due care and control, either previously in the choice of his agent, or immediately in the act itself, negligently suffers him to do an injury. Story, Ag. Sec. 454, note; Noy's Max. c. 44; Salk. 282; 1 East. R. 106; 1 Bos. & Pul. 404; 2 H. Bl. 267; 5 Barn. & Cr. 547; 2 Taunt. R. 314; 4 Taunt. R. 649; Mass. 364, 385; 17 Mass. 479, 509; 1 Pick. 47 5; 4 Watts, 222; 2 Harr. & Gill., 316; 6 Cowen, 189; 8 Pick. 23; 5 Munf. 483. Vide Agent; Agency; Driver; Servant.

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Master in Business Administration
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Master joint
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