Definition Of master


a man in charge of an organization or group, in particular.

They had to act according to the dictates of the political masters .

a man who has people working for him, especially servants or slaves.

he acceded to his master's wishes

a person who holds a second or further degree from a university or other academic institution (only in titles and set expressions).

a master's degree

a ship or boat with a specified number of masts.

a three-master

a skilled practitioner of a particular art or activity.

I'm a master of disguise

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Example Of master

  • a dog recognises its master

  • A large island was named Thistle's Island, after the ship's master and one of the eight drowned.

  • A student must pass 10 levels of the training programme to master the art.

  • A well thatched roof into which has gone the skill of a master craftsman can last for 50 years or even more depending on the pitch of the roof and where in the country it is.

  • After his journeyman years, which took him as far as Venice, he registered as a master painter in Augsburg in 1534.

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