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master

mas·ter

master

 
 
pronunciation:
mae str
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person with power or control.
The captain is the master of the ship.
synonyms:
captain, chief, commander, head, ruler
similar words:
king, lord, mistress, operator
definition 2: a person who owns a slave or animal.
synonyms:
owner
antonyms:
slave
similar words:
ace, mistress, tamer
definition 3: a person who is very skilled or expert.
Those carpenters are masters at building furniture.
synonyms:
ace, expert
antonyms:
amateur
similar words:
artist, genius, pro
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: being very skilled or expert.
Our neighbor is a master carpenter.
synonyms:
adept, expert, masterful, masterly
similar words:
ace, skilled, skillful
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mastered, mastering, masters
definition 1: to become skilled in or expert at.
He mastered chess quickly.
synonyms:
pick up
similar words:
conquer, grasp, learn
definition 2: to control; overcome.
You must learn to master your anger.
synonyms:
conquer, control, govern, overcome
similar words:
bridle, curb, defeat, manage, restrain, tame
derivation: masterless (adj.)
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