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Pronunciación: /ˈmæstər; ˈmɑːstə(r)/

Traducción de master en español:


  • 1 (of household) señor (masculine), amo (masculine); (of animal) amo (masculine), dueño (masculine); (of servant) amo (masculine), patrón (masculine) you can't serve two masters no se puede servir a Dios y al diablo I will be master in my own house! ¡en esta casa mando yo! to be master of the situation/of one's destiny ser* dueño de la situación/de su ( or mi etc) destino to be one's own master no tener* que darle cuentas a nadie
    Example sentences
    • He asked me what my business was and I told him I had a letter of introduction for the master of the household.
    • He was the independent master of a peasant household, whose position was protected by the king's law.
    • He is a father, a master of household, a countryman, and hence a consummate member of a community.
    Example sentences
    • In these stories, the horse accompanies his master through all kinds of hardships and danger.
    • The forest was still and quiet; the horses watched their masters placidly.
    • Even the animals knew their masters were excited, and were thus excited themselves.
  • 3 3.1 [Univ] (degree) master's (degree) (título (masculine) de) master (masculine) or máster (masculine), maestría (feminine) Master of Arts/Science[ poseedor de una maestría en Humanidades/Ciencias ] 3.2 (British English/inglés británico) (teacher) (in secondary school) profesor (masculine); (in primary school) maestro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The rogue gave the master of the college as referee, but in view of his story, the bank opened the account and collected the cheque without making enquiries.
    • First there was a general interview at which the candidates were grilled by the master, dean, senior tutor, and fellows of the subject.
    • He held the regius chair of Greek at Oxford for nearly 40 years and was master of Balliol College for more than 20 years.
    3.3 (of college) director, (masculine, feminine)
  • 4 [Nautical/Náutica] capitán (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • During the trip, Jones unexpectedly became the ship's master when its captain and first mate died suddenly.
    • The master of the ship was in command at the time of the incident.
    • A mariner emerges from the hatchway and climbs the rigging, while below the boatswain and ship's master are thrown about on deck.
  • 5
    5.1 [History/Historia] (as form of address used by servants) el señor; (to younger man) señorito you called, master? ¿llamaba el señor? 5.2 (on letters to young boys) Sr.
    Example sentences
    • Young Master John, please to understand it is not wise to disrespect and interrupt your elders if you wish to benefit from their knowledge and wisdom.
    • Bronte depicts young Master John Reed as virtually a paradigm of the Victorian bad boy, wallowing in gluttony, sadism, and a host of other deadly sins.
    • But I'd look between the benches at young master Charles on the playing field and think, that's where I should be.
    Example sentences
    • The third type of government in the household is that of the lord over his slaves and the master over his servants…
    • By 1640 the social structure of the island consisted of masters, servants, and slaves.
    • The old law of master and servant saw the master as the head of the family.
  • 6 6.1 [Computing/Informática] (controlling device) terminal (masculine) maestro 6.2 [Audio] [Computing/Informática] [Printing/Imprenta] (for copies) original (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The main advantage of the cluster is that the computation power depends on the number of computers one adds to the master machine.
    • One device acts as a master and the devices connected to it act as slaves.
    • Whenever a machine becomes master, it takes over the virtual server address and continues with its original.
    Example sentences
    • The quality is also poor because the transfer was taken from a tape master rather than the original 35 mm print.
    • The transfers are as good as they can be, given the state of the video master tapes these were culled from.
    • The soundtrack master seems to have been in good shape, as there is little trace of any kind of background distortions or hiss.
  • 7master (card) [Computing/Informática] tarjeta (feminine) maestra

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (control) [fear/impulse] dominar; [difficulty] vencer* 1.2 (learn) [technique/subject] llegar* a dominar


(before noun, no comparative/delante del nombre, sin comparativo)

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