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Master vs. Mistress

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Masternoun

Someone who has control over something or someone.

Mistressnoun

A woman, specifically one with great control, authority or ownership.

‘She was the mistress of the estate-mansion, and owned the horses.’;

Masternoun

The owner of an animal or slave.

Mistressnoun

A female teacher.

‘games mistress’;

Masternoun

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

Mistressnoun

The other woman in an extramarital relationship, generally including sexual relations.

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Masternoun

(dated) The head of a household.

Mistressnoun

A dominatrix.

Masternoun

Someone who employs others.

Mistressnoun

A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.

Masternoun

An expert at something.

‘Mark Twain was a master of fiction.’;

Mistressnoun

A woman regarded with love and devotion; a sweetheart.

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Masternoun

A tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices.

Mistressnoun

(Scotland) A married woman; a wife.

Masternoun

(dated) A schoolmaster.

Mistressnoun

(obsolete) The jack in the game of bowls.

Masternoun

A skilled artist.

Mistressnoun

A female companion to a master a man with control, authority or ownership

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Masternoun

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

Mistressverb

Of a woman: to master; to learn or develop to a high degree of proficiency.

Masternoun

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

‘She has a master in psychology.’;

Mistressverb

(intransitive) To act or take the role of a mistress.

Masternoun

A person holding such a degree.

‘He is a master of marine biology.’;

Mistressnoun

A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises authority, is chief, etc.; the female head of a family, a school, etc.

‘The late queen's gentlewoman! a knight's daughter!To be her mistress' mistress!’;

Masternoun

The original of a document or of a recording.

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

Mistressnoun

A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.

‘A letter desires all young wives to make themselves mistresses of Wingate's Arithmetic.’;

Masternoun

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

Mistressnoun

A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart.

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....’;

Mistressnoun

A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a woman having an ongoing usually exclusive sexual relationship with a man, who may provide her with financial support in return; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually; as, both his wife and his mistress attended his funeral.

Masternoun

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

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

Mistressnoun

A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.

‘Now Mistress Gilpin (careful soul).’;

Masternoun

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

Mistressnoun

A married woman; a wife.

‘Several of the neighboring mistresses had assembled to witness the event of this memorable evening.’;

Masternoun

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

Mistressnoun

The old name of the jack at bowls.

Masternoun

A vessel having a specified number of masts.

‘a two-master’;

Mistressverb

To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.

Masteradjective

Masterful.

Mistressnoun

an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man

Masteradjective

Main, principal or predominant.

Mistressnoun

a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

Masteradjective

Highly skilled.

‘master batsman’;

Mistressnoun

a woman master who directs the work of others

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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