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Master vs. Mater

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Masternoun

Someone who has control over something or someone.

Maternoun

Mother.

Masternoun

The owner of an animal or slave.

Maternoun

(anatomy) Either of the dura mater and pia mater of the brain.

Masternoun

(nautical) The captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner.

Maternoun

(biology) Someone or something that mates.

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Masternoun

(dated) The head of a household.

Maternoun

See Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater.

Masternoun

Someone who employs others.

Maternoun

informal terms for a mother

Masternoun

An expert at something.

‘Mark Twain was a master of fiction.’;

Maternoun

mother

‘the mater has kept on the house in London’;

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Masternoun

A tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices.

Masternoun

(dated) A schoolmaster.

Masternoun

A skilled artist.

Masternoun

(dated) A man or a boy; mister. See Master.

Masternoun

A master's degree; a type of postgraduate degree, usually undertaken after a bachelor degree.

‘She has a master in psychology.’;

Masternoun

A person holding such a degree.

‘He is a master of marine biology.’;

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Masternoun

The original of a document or of a recording.

‘The band couldn't find the master, so they re-recorded their tracks.’;

Masternoun

(film) The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.

Masternoun

(legal) A parajudicial officer (such as a referee, an auditor, an examiner, or an assessor) specially appointed to help a court with its proceedings.

‘The case was tried by a master, who concluded that the plaintiffs were the equitable owners of the property....’;

Masternoun

A device that is controlling other devices or is an authoritative source.

‘a master wheel’; ‘a master database’;

Masternoun

(freemasonry) A person holding an office of authority, especially the presiding officer.

Masternoun

(by extension) A person holding a similar office in other civic societies.

Masternoun

A vessel having a specified number of masts.

‘a two-master’;

Masteradjective

Masterful.

Masteradjective

Main, principal or predominant.

Masteradjective

Highly skilled.

‘master batsman’;

Masteradjective

Original.

‘master copy’;

Masterverb

(intransitive) To be a master.highly ambiguous, master in what sense?

Masterverb

(transitive) To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.

Masterverb

(transitive) To learn to a high degree of proficiency.

‘It took her years to master the art of needlecraft.’;

Masterverb

To own; to posses.

Masterverb

To make a master copy of.

Masterverb

To earn a Master's degree.

‘He mastered in English at the state college.’;

Masternoun

A vessel having (so many) masts; - used only in compounds; as, a two-master.

Masternoun

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.

Masternoun

One who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time.

‘Master of a hundred thousand drachms.’; ‘We are masters of the sea.’;

Masternoun

One who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art.

‘Great masters of ridicule.’; ‘No care is taken to improve young men in their own language, that they may thoroughly understand and be masters of it.’;

Masternoun

A title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced mĭster, except when given to boys; - sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr.

Masternoun

A young gentleman; a lad, or small boy.

‘Where there are little masters and misses in a house, they are impediments to the diversions of the servants.’;

Masternoun

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.

Masternoun

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.

‘Throughout the city by the master gate.’;

Masterverb

To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.

‘Obstinacy and willful neglects must be mastered, even though it cost blows.’;

Masterverb

To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science.

Masterverb

To own; to posses.

‘The wealthThat the world masters.’;

Masterverb

To be skillful; to excel.

Masternoun

an artist of consummate skill;

‘a master of the violin’; ‘one of the old masters’;

Masternoun

a person who has general authority over others

Masternoun

a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

Masternoun

directs the work of other

Masternoun

presiding officer of a school

Masternoun

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

Masternoun

an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

Masternoun

someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution

Masternoun

an authority qualified to teach apprentices

Masternoun

key that secures entrance everywhere

Masterverb

be or become completely proficient or skilled in;

‘She mastered Japanese in less than two years’;

Masterverb

get on top of; deal with successfully;

‘He overcame his shyness’;

Masterverb

have dominance or the power to defeat over;

‘Her pain completely mastered her’; ‘The methods can master the problems’;

Masterverb

have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of;

‘Do you control these data?’;

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