(noun, adjective, verb)


1. most important element

- the master bedroom

- a master switch

Similar word(s): important, chief, main, primary, principal

Sentences with master as an adjective:

- master copy


1. an artist of consummate skill

- a master of the violin

- one of the old masters

Similar word(s): maestro

Definition categories: person, artist

2. a person who has general authority over others

Similar word(s): lord, overlord

Definition categories: person, ruler, swayer

3. a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

Similar word(s): superior, victor

Definition categories: person, battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper

4. directs the work of others

Definition categories: person, employer

5. presiding officer of a school

Similar word(s): headmaster, schoolmaster

Definition categories: person, head, principal

6. an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

Similar word(s): original

Definition categories: man–made, creation

7. an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

Similar word(s): captain, skipper

Definition categories: person, officer

8. someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution

Definition categories: person, bookman, scholar, student

9. an authority qualified to teach apprentices

Similar word(s): professional

Definition categories: person, authority

10. key that secures entrance everywhere

Similar word(s): passkey

Definition categories: man–made, key

Sentences with master as a noun:

- Mark Twain was a master of fiction.

- She has a master in psychology.

- He is a master of marine biology.

- The band couldn't find the master, so they re-recorded their tracks.

- The case was tried by a master, who concluded that the plaintiffs were the equitable owners of the property. […]

- a two-master


1. be or become completely proficient or skilled in

- She mastered Japanese in less than two years

Definition categories: cognition, know

2. get on top of; deal with successfully

Similar word(s): overcome, subdue, surmount

Definition categories: competition, beat, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

3. have dominance or the power to defeat over

- Her pain completely mastered her

- The methods can master the problems

Similar word(s): dominate

Definition categories: social, command, control

4. have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of

Similar word(s): control

Definition categories: cognition, know

Sentences with master as a verb:

- It took her years to master the art of needlecraft.

- He mastered in English at the state college.