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Pronunciation: /mɛtʀ; ɛs/

Translation of maître in English:


  • 1être maître de soi to have self-control être maître chez soi to be master/mistress in one's own house être maître de son véhicule to be in control of one's vehicle


  • 3
    Maître ([ form of address given to members of the legal profession ])


maître d'hôtel

maître à penser

maîtresse femme

  • strong-minded woman


trouver son maître

to meet one's match

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