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master1 British & World English

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

master2 British & World English

A ship or boat with a specified number of masts

master English Thesaurus

he acceded to his master's wishes

Master New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in degree titles; abbreviation M)

form master British & World English

A male teacher who has responsibility for a particular class in a school

master key British & World English

A key that opens several locks, each of which also has its own key

master plan British & World English

A comprehensive plan of action

mint master British & World English

A superintendent at a mint

old master British & World English

A great artist of former times, especially of the 13th-17th century in Europe

past master British & World English

A person who is particularly skilled at a specified activity or art

past master English Thesaurus

the manager was a past master at recharging faltering spirits

ballet master British & World English

A person employed by a ballet company to teach and rehearse dancers

grand master British & World English

A chess player of the highest class, especially one who has won an international tournament

master mason British & World English

A skilled mason, especially one who oversees the construction of buildings

master stroke British & World English

A very skilful and opportune act

master switch British & World English

A switch controlling the supply of electricity or fuel to an entire system

pupil-master British & World English

A barrister in charge of a trainee barrister

second master British & World English

A deputy headmaster

Grand Master New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

head of an order of chivalry or of Freemasons

pupil-master New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

barrister in charge of a trainee

harbour master British & World English

An official in charge of a harbour

Master Aircrew British & World English

A generic RAF rank equivalent to warrant officer, only applied to members of an aircrew

master mariner British & World English

A seaman qualified to be a captain, especially of a merchant ship

master sergeant British & World English

A high rank of non-commissioned officer in the US armed forces

question master British & World English

A person who presides over a quiz or panel game

sailing master British & World English

An officer responsible for the navigation of a ship or yacht

shipping master British & World English

An official presiding over the signing-on and discharging of seamen

master-at-arms British & World English

A warrant officer appointed to carry out or supervise police duties on board a ship

chief master sergeant British & World English

A noncommissioned officer in the US Air Force ranking above senior master sergeant and below warrant officer

be one's own master British & World English

Be independent or free to do as one wishes

master of ceremonies British & World English

A person who presides over a formal event or entertainment and who introduces guests, speakers, or entertainers

master gunnery sergeant British & World English

A noncommissioned officer in the US Marine Corps ranking above master sergeant and below sergeant major

Master of the Rolls British & World English

(In England and Wales) the judge who presides over the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) and who was formerly in charge of the Public Record Office

senior master sergeant British & World English

A rank of non-commissioned officer in the US air force, above master sergeant and below chief master sergeant

Master of the Rolls New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

judge presiding over the Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

senior master sergeant New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in titles; abbreviation SMSgt)

make oneself master of British & World English

Acquire a thorough knowledge of or facility in

master chief petty officer British & World English

A noncommissioned officer in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above senior chief petty officer and below warrant officer


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