A man who has people working for him, especially servants or slaves
A ship or boat with a specified number of masts
he acceded to his master's wishes
Generally involving a master and a slave; relating to masters and slaves.
(attributive) involving a master and a servant, relating to masters and servants.
A male teacher of art.
A person who captains or is in charge of a boat.
A part of a system that controls or is capable of taking control of the bus, initiating data transfers with memory or peripherals.
A person in charge of a dog or dogs; a dog leader or trainer.
A naval officer or pilot who has special experience in navigating vessels in icy waterways. Now chiefly historical.
Bridge and Whist. A card that cannot be beaten unless it is trumped.
The dominant eye (of a pair); (Shooting) the eye which a person favours to sight a gun.
A version of a data file that is kept for reference and regularly updated, and from which copies are refreshed.
The hand of a master, the agency of a person of great skill or commanding power.
A craftsman, an artist; a master with apprentices or employees. Compare mister man, with which this word was sometimes confused.
A race of people considered or claiming to be pre-eminent.
(In a rotary or radial engine) a rod which connects one of the pistons to the crankshaft and carries the wrist pins to which the link rods are connected.
A long shot of a complete sequence of action, which may be intercut with close-ups, etc., when edited.
Military (now historical), a person who superintends the positioning and construction of mines.
A public official in charge of supervising local road construction and repair.
The chief official in charge of a port; = harbour-master.
A torturer using the rack.
A male teacher who has responsibility for a particular class in a school
An original recording, film, or document from which copies can be made
A key that opens several locks, each of which also has its own key
A comprehensive plan of action
A highly proficient spy
An original recording or film from which copies can be made
A superintendent at a mint
A great artist of former times, especially of the 13th-17th century in Europe
A person who is particularly skilled at a specified activity or art
the manager was a past master at recharging faltering spirits
A funeral director, an undertaker.
A person in charge of a cellar, especially a wine cellar; (Winemaking) a person in charge of wine production from the arrival of grapes or must at the cellar, through vinification and maturation, to bottling and shipment.
A person in charge of a ferry.
Military an officer who is in charge of troops on the battlefield (now historical).
The head of a military order of knighthood or an order of chivalry; the head of a Grand Lodge, Grand Orient, or other branch of Freemasonry, or the head of a branch of a similar organization.
The chief official in charge of a haven.
In plural (usually with capital initials and with the). A group of 16th-century engravers, especially in Nuremberg, who followed Albrecht Dürer and who worked small-dimension plates with biblical, mythological, and genre scenes.
An official, especially a municipal officer, who administers a town's market.
A trademark for: a type of credit card.
A fault which governs the geological configuration of the surrounding area.
The pituitary gland.
British. The chief gunner in charge of ordnance and ammunition (formerly specifically an officer under the Crown). Now historical exc. as an honorary title conferred on distinguished soldiers, e.g. Master Gunner of the Tower, Master Gunner of St James's Park.
A principal joint in a rock mass.
= matrix number.
= master shot.
A masterly detail in a work of art, etc.; (in extended use) a skilful or ingenious action.
A male teacher or tutor of music.
An officer in charge of the muster roll of part of an army or (less commonly) of a dockyard, penal colony, etc.; a person responsible for the accuracy of a muster roll.