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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Master  \Mast"er\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  vessel  having  (so  many)  masts;  --  used  only  in  compounds; 
  as  a  two-master. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Master  \Mas"ter\,  n.  [OE.  maistre,  maister,  OF  maistre,  mestre, 
  F.  ma[^i]tre,  fr  L.  magister,  orig.  a  double  comparative 
  from  the  root  of  magnus  great,  akin  to  Gr  ?.  Cf  {Maestro}, 
  {Magister},  {Magistrate},  {Magnitude},  {Major},  {Mister}, 
  {Mistress},  {Mickle}.] 
  1.  A  male  person  having  another  living  being  so  far  subject 
  to  his  will  that  he  can,  in  the  main,  control  his  or  its 
  actions;  --  formerly  used  with  much  more  extensive 
  application  than  now 
  a  The  employer  of  a  servant. 
  b  The  owner  of  a  slave. 
  c  The  person  to  whom  an  apprentice  is  articled. 
  d  A  sovereign,  prince,  or  feudal  noble;  a  chief,  or  one 
  exercising  similar  authority. 
  e  The  head  of  a  household. 
  f  The  male  head  of  a  school  or  college. 
  g  A  male  teacher. 
  h  The  director  of  a  number  of  persons  performing  a 
  ceremony  or  sharing  a  feast. 
  i  The  owner  of  a  docile  brute,  --  especially  a  dog  or 
  j  The  controller  of  a  familiar  spirit  or  other 
  supernatural  being 
  2.  One  who  uses,  or  controls  at  will  anything  inanimate;  as 
  to  be  master  of  one's  time.  --Shak. 
  Master  of  a  hundred  thousand  drachms.  --Addison. 
  We  are  masters  of  the  sea.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ). 
  3.  One  who  has  attained  great  skill  in  the  use  or  application 
  of  anything  as  a  master  of  oratorical  art. 
  Great  masters  of  ridicule.  --Maccaulay. 
  No  care  is  taken  to  improve  young  men  in  their  own 
  language,  that  they  may  thoroughly  understand  and  be 
  masters  of  it  --Locke. 
  4.  A  title  given  by  courtesy,  now  commonly  pronounced 
  m[i^]ster,  except  when  given  to  boys;  --  sometimes  written 
  {Mister},  but  usually  abbreviated  to  Mr 
  5.  A  young  gentleman;  a  lad,  or  small  boy. 
  Where  there  are  little  masters  and  misses  in  a 
  house,  they  are  impediments  to  the  diversions  of  the 
  servants.  --Swift. 
  6.  (Naut.)  The  commander  of  a  merchant  vessel;  --  usually 
  called  captain.  Also  a  commissioned  officer  in  the  navy 
  ranking  next  above  ensign  and  below  lieutenant;  formerly, 
  an  officer  on  a  man-of-war  who  had  immediate  charge,  under 
  the  commander,  of  sailing  the  vessel. 
  7.  A  person  holding  an  office  of  authority  among  the 
  Freemasons,  esp.  the  presiding  officer;  also  a  person 
  holding  a  similar  office  in  other  civic  societies. 
  {Little  masters},  certain  German  engravers  of  the  16th 
  century,  so  called  from  the  extreme  smallness  of  their 
  {Master  in  chancery},  an  officer  of  courts  of  equity,  who 
  acts  as  an  assistant  to  the  chancellor  or  judge,  by 
  inquiring  into  various  matters  referred  to  him  and 
  reporting  thereon  to  the  court. 
  {Master  of  arts},  one  who  takes  the  second  degree  at  a 
  university;  also  the  degree  or  title  itself  indicated  by 
  the  abbreviation  M.  A.,  or  A.  M. 
  {Master  of  the  horse},  the  third  great  officer  in  the  British 
  court,  having  the  management  of  the  royal  stables,  etc  In 
  ceremonial  cavalcades  he  rides  next  to  the  sovereign. 
  {Master  of  the  rolls},  in  England,  an  officer  who  has  charge 
  of  the  rolls  and  patents  that  pass  the  great  seal,  and  of 
  the  records  of  the  chancery,  and  acts  as  assistant  judge 
  of  the  court.  --Bouvier.  --Wharton. 
  {Past  master},  one  who  has  held  the  office  of  master  in  a 
  lodge  of  Freemasons  or  in  a  society  similarly  organized. 
  {The  old  masters},  distinguished  painters  who  preceded  modern 
  painters;  especially,  the  celebrated  painters  of  the  16th 
  and  17th  centuries. 
  {To  be  master  of  one's  self},  to  have  entire  self-control; 
  not  to  be  governed  by  passion. 
  {To  be  one's  own  master},  to  be  at  liberty  to  act  as  one 
  chooses  without  dictation  from  anybody. 
  Note:  Master,  signifying  chief,  principal,  masterly, 
  superior,  thoroughly  skilled,  etc.,  is  often  used 
  adjiectively  or  in  compounds;  as  master  builder  or 
  master-builder,  master  chord  or  master-chord,  master 
  mason  or  master-mason,  master  workman  or 
  master-workman,  master  mechanic,  master  mind,  master 
  spirit,  master  passion,  etc 
  Throughout  the  city  by  the  master  gate. 
  {Master  joint}  (Geol.),  a  quarryman's  term  for  the  more 
  prominent  and  extended  joints  traversing  a  rock  mass. 
  {Master  key},  a  key  adapted  to  open  several  locks  differing 
  somewhat  from  each  other  figuratively,  a  rule  or 
  principle  of  general  application  in  solving  difficulties. 
  {Master  lode}  (Mining),  the  principal  vein  of  ore. 
  {Master  mariner},  an  experienced  and  skilled  seaman  who  is 
  certified  to  be  competent  to  command  a  merchant  vessel. 
  {Master  sinew}  (Far.),  a  large  sinew  that  surrounds  the  hough 
  of  a  horse,  and  divides  it  from  the  bone  by  a  hollow 
  place  where  the  windgalls  are  usually  seated. 
  {Master  singer}.  See  {Mastersinger}. 
  {Master  stroke},  a  capital  performance;  a  masterly 
  achievement;  a  consummate  action  as  a  master  stroke  of 
  {Master  tap}  (Mech.),  a  tap  for  forming  the  thread  in  a  screw 
  cutting  die. 
  {Master  touch}. 
  a  The  touch  or  skill  of  a  master.  --Pope. 
  b  Some  part  of  a  performance  which  exhibits  very 
  skillful  work  or  treatment.  ``Some  master  touches  of 
  this  admirable  piece.''  --Tatler. 
  {Master  work},  the  most  important  work  accomplished  by  a 
  skilled  person,  as  in  architecture,  literature,  etc.; 
  also  a  work  which  shows  the  skill  of  a  master;  a 
  {Master  workman},  a  man  specially  skilled  in  any  art, 
  handicraft,  or  trade  or  who  is  an  overseer,  foreman,  or 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Master  \Mas"ter\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  skillful;  to  excel.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Master  \Mas"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mastered};  p.  pr  vb  n. 
  1.  To  become  the  master  of  to  subject  to  one's  will 
  control,  or  authority;  to  conquer;  to  overpower;  to 
  Obstinacy  and  willful  neglects  must  be  mastered, 
  even  though  it  cost  blows.  --Locke. 
  2.  To  gain  the  command  of  so  as  to  understand  or  apply;  to 
  become  an  adept  in  as  to  master  a  science. 
  3.  To  own  to  posses.  [Obs.] 
  The  wealth  That  the  world  masters.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  highly  skilled  or  proficient"  "a  master  plumber";  "a  master 
  thief"  [syn:  {master(a)}] 
  2:  controlling;  "master  race";  "master  plan"  [syn:  {master(a)}] 
  n  1:  an  artist  of  consummate  skill  [syn:  {maestro}] 
  2:  a  person  who  has  general  authority  over  others  [syn:  {overlord}, 
  3:  a  combatant  who  is  able  to  defeat  rivals  [syn:  {victor},  {superior}] 
  4:  directs  the  work  of  other 
  5:  presiding  officer  of  a  school  [syn:  {headmaster},  {schoolmaster}] 
  6:  an  original  (audio  recording)  from  which  copies  can  be  made 
  [syn:  {master  copy},  {original}] 
  7:  an  officer  who  is  licensed  to  command  a  merchant  ship  [syn: 
  {captain},  {sea  captain},  {skipper}] 
  8:  holds  masters  degree  from  academic  institution 
  9:  an  authority  qualified  to  teach  apprentices  [syn:  {professional}] 
  v  1:  be  or  become  completely  proficient  or  skilled  in  "She 
  mastered  Japanese  in  less  than  two  years"  [syn:  {get  the 
  2:  get  on  top  of  deal  with  successfully;  "He  overcame  his 
  shyness"  [syn:  {swim},  {overcome},  {get  over},  {subdue},  {surmount}] 
  3:  have  dominance  over  [syn:  {dominate}] 
  4:  have  a  firm  understanding  or  knowledge  of  be  on  top  of  "Do 
  you  control  these  data?"  [syn:  {control}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 

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