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Another word for master

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Noun
  1. One who is highest in rank or authority

      1. A person in authority over employees, as an employer, a manager, or a foreman
      2. An enlarged part of a shaft to which another shaft is coupled or to which a wheel or gear is keyed.
      3. A person who controls a political machine or organization, as in a county
      1. One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
      2. (Naut.) A chief engineer or chief petty officer
      3. The head or leader of a group, organization, etc.; person of highest title or authority
      1. The leader or head of a group, especially of a clan or tribe.
      2. A chief or leader, esp. of a clan or tribe
      1. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
      2. A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation.
      3. The head of a project, bureau, school, etc.; supervisor
      1. The working end of a tool or implement:
      2. A single animal:
      3. A person who leads, rules, or is in charge; a leader, chief, or director:
      1. The chief man especially of a tribal or traditional village.
      2. Alternative spelling of head man.
      3. A leader, chief, or overseer
      1. One who occupies a position of authority in a religious hierarchy.
      2. The leader or chief of a religious group; high priest
      1. One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature.
      2. The principal performer in an orchestral section or a group.
      3. A person or thing that leads; directing, commanding, or guiding head, as of a group or activity
      1. (Slang) A person in charge; leader; chief
    See also:

    over

  2. A person who has legal title to property

    See also:

    owned

  3. One that conquers

    See also:

    win

  4. A person with a high degree of knowledge or skill in a particular field

    See also:

    ability

  5. A first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made

      1. In Jungian psychology, any of several innate ideas or patterns in the psyche, expressed in dreams, art, etc. as certain basic symbols or images
      2. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.
      3. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype:
      1. (Person, proper, epithet) God, or God as the first person in the Trinity
      2. A man who serves or is thought of as a protector:
      3. An adoptive father
      1. A pristine form or primary type that has given rise to varieties
      2. A first form or model from which others are made or developed:
      3. An authentic work of art:
      1. (Biol.) energid
      2. (Bot.) A unit of protoplasm, such as makes up a single cell exclusive of the cell wall
      3. A thing or being that is the first of its kind
      1. An early sample or model built to test a concept or process
      2. The first thing or being of its kind; original; model; pattern; archetype
      3. An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard:
    See also:

    start

Adjective
  1. Having or demonstrating a high degree of knowledge or skill

    See also:

    ability

Verb
  1. To gain knowledge or mastery of by study

    See also:

    teach

  2. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition

      1. To arrive or finish before (another):
      2. (Informal) To be superior to or better than:
      3. To take beating or stirring
      1. In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
      2. To get the better of; beat:
      3. Well
      1. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
      2. To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
      3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
      1. (Law) To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
      2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
      3. To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
      1. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
      2. To defeat (another) in competition or conflict:
      3. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
      1. To poke around; rummage.
      2. To use a router in woodworking.
      3. To dig up or turn over with the snout
      1. To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
      2. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
      3. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
      1. To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else:
      2. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
      3. To cause to become subservient; subdue
      1. (Obs.) To surpass or exceed; go beyond
      2. To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
      3. To get the better of; conquer; overcome
      1. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
      2. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
      3. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
      1. To a degree that is most bad, evil, unpleasant, etc.
      2. In the worst manner
      3. To get the better of; defeat
      1. (Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
      2. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
      3. To change one's opinions or viewpoint so as to satisfy opposing factions, etc.; compromise
      1. To beat (cream or eggs, for example) into a froth or foam.
      2. To move, go, or pass quickly and suddenly
      3. To wrap or bind (a rope, for example) with twine to prevent unraveling or fraying.
      1. To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
      2. (Informal) To do very well, esp., by earning a grade of A, in, on, etc.
      3. (Slang) To defeat completely; get the best of
      1. To pass the tongue over
      2. To lap or flicker at like a tongue:
      3. To bring into a certain condition by passing the tongue over
  3. To train to live with and be of use to people

    See also:

    wild

  4. To make (an animal) docile

    See also:

    wild

Another word for master

Noun
  1. One who directs others

      1. One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
      2. The head or leader of a group, organization, etc.; person of highest title or authority
      3. A chief petty officer.
      1. One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature.
      2. A person or thing that leads; directing, commanding, or guiding head, as of a group or activity
      3. The principal performer in an orchestral section or a group.
      1. An official appointed to govern a colony or territory.
      2. The elected head of any state of the U.S.
      3. (Brit., Informal) A person having authority; esp., one's father or employer
      1. One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
      2. A person or thing that rules or governs
      3. A person or device that rules lines on paper, etc.
      1. A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
      2. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
      3. A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation.
      1. In Great Britain, the title of a lord, variously used (Ex.: as Earl of Leicester, John Doe would be called Lord Leicester; as a baron, John, Lord Doe; as a younger son of a marquess or duke, Lord John Doe)
      2. This title as a form of address for a judge, bishop, or nobleman
      3. A man who by courtesy or because of his office is given the title of Lord, as a bishop, a younger son of a duke or marquess, or a Lord Mayor
      1. A supervisor or superintendent.
      2. One who watches over and directs the work of others, especially laborers.
      1. One who is in charge of a particular department or unit, as in a governmental agency or school system.
      2. In certain school systems, an official in charge of the courses of study for a particular subject and of all teachers of that subject
      3. A person who supervises; superintendent; manager; director
      1. A person in charge of a department, institution, etc.; director; supervisor
      2. A janitor or custodian in a building, especially in an apartment house.
      3. A person responsible for the maintenance of a building; custodian
      1. An enlarged part of a shaft to which another shaft is coupled or to which a wheel or gear is keyed.
      2. A person in authority over employees, as an employer, a manager, or a foreman
      3. A person who controls a political machine or organization, as in a county
      1. (Slang) A person in charge; leader; chief
      1. Among some North American Indian tribes, the chief (of the tribe or of a confederation)
      2. A member of the ruling council of the Iroquois confederacy.
      3. A chief of a Native American tribe or confederation, especially an Algonquian chief.
      1. (Jewish History) Any of the governing leaders of the Israelites after Joshua and before the time of the kings
      2. One appointed to decide the winners of a contest or competition.
      3. An elected or appointed public official with authority to hear and decide cases in a court of law
      1. (--- Eastern Orthodox Ch.) The highest-ranking bishop at Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Moscow, Bucharest, etc.
      2. (Roman Catholic Church) A bishop who holds the highest episcopal rank after the pope.
      3. The oldest member of a group:
      1. The leader or head of a group, especially of a clan or tribe.
      2. A chief or leader, esp. of a clan or tribe
      1. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
      2. The chief officer of a unit in certain societies and fraternal orders
      3. The chief commissioned officer of a military unit regardless of his or her rank.
      1. A commanding officer, usually of a specific force or division.
      2. A commanding officer, specif. one in charge of a fort or military school
      3. The commanding officer of a military organization.
  2. A teacher

      1. One who instructs; a teacher.
      2. A college teacher ranking below an assistant professor
      3. A person who instructs; teacher
      1. The head of a preceptory.
      2. An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.
      3. A teacher; an instructor.
      1. (Gr. Myth., person, proper) The loyal friend and advisor of Odysseus, and teacher of his son, Telemachus
      2. A person, esp. an experienced, older person, who provides personal or professional guidance
      3. A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
    See also:

    teacher

  3. One who possesses great skill

      1. Either of two spirits, one good and one evil, supposed to influence one's destiny
      2. Particular character or essential spirit or nature of a nation, place, age, etc.
      3. A person having such capacity or ability
      1. A master in any art; esp., a great composer, conductor, or teacher of music
      2. A master in an art, especially a composer, conductor, or music teacher.
      1. An idiot savant.
      2. A learned person; eminent scholar
      3. A person with a severe developmental disorder or other major mental disability who possesses some remarkable aptitude, as for memorization, rapid mental calculation, art, or music
      1. One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
      2. Any of a genus (Salvia) of plants of the mint family, having a two-lipped corolla and two stamens: sages are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage (S. splendens) with brilliant red flowers, or for flavoring, as the garden sage (S. officinalis) with aromatic leaves used, when dried, for seasoning meats, cheeses, etc.
      3. A very wise person; esp., an elderly man, widely respected for his wisdom, experience, and judgment
      1. (Short for) Christian Scientist
      2. A specialist in science; esp., a person whose profession is investigating in one of the natural sciences, as biology, chemistry, physics, etc.
      3. A person who is engaged in and has expert knowledge of a science, especially a biological or physical science.
      1. Alternative form of past master.
      2. (Freemasonry) Someone who has previously been a master at a given lodge.
      3. A person who formerly held the position of master, as in a lodge or club
      1. A valiant fighter
      2. An ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person:
      3. One that wins first place or first prize in a competition.
      1. The principal woman singer in an opera or concert
      2. The leading woman soloist in an opera company.
      3. (Informal) A temperamental, vain, or arrogant person
      1. A musician with masterly ability, technique, or personal style.
      2. (Archaic) A person with a strong interest in the fine arts, especially in antiquities.
      3. A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.
      1. The leader of a cause; a champion.
      2. A person who is a leader, activist, proponent, etc.
      3. An advocate or champion of a cause or course of action.
      1. A specialist of a given field whose opinion is valued; especially in one of the fine arts, or in a matter of taste
      2. A person who has expert knowledge and keen discrimination in some field, esp. in the fine arts or in matters of taste
      1. A member of an art, literary, or scientific academy or society.
      2. An artist, writer, etc. who follows certain academic rules or conventions
      3. (Now chiefly US) A member (especially a senior one) of the faculty at a college or university; an academic. [from 17th c.]
      1. A self-professed expert in a particular field, especially as called upon to provide comment or opinion in the media; a commentator, a critic. [from 19th c.]
      2. A learned person.
      3. A learned person in India; someone with knowledge of Sanskrit, philosophy, religion and law; a Hindu scholar. [from 17th c.]
      1. One of a pair; a mate:
      2. A member of a learned society or professional organization.
      3. A physician who enters a training program in a medical specialty after completing residency, usually in a hospital or academic setting.
      1. A physician or surgeon
      2. A witch doctor or medicine man
      3. The title of an academic or medical doctor (a person who holds a doctorate); used before the doctor's name.
      1. One who makes decisions or exercises authority.
      2. A person who controls a political machine or organization, as in a county
      3. A person in authority over employees, as an employer, a manager, or a foreman
  4. A supreme being, especially Christ

      1. The Messiah, as foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures. Often used with the.
      2. (Person, proper) The Messiah whose appearance is prophesied in the Old Testament
      1. (Christianity) Jesus. Used with the.
      2. (Judaism, proper) The promised and expected deliverer of the Jews, who will bring an era of peace and justice
      3. (Christianity, person, proper) Jesus, regarded as the realization of the prophecy that the Messiah would come and, hence, called the Christ
    See also:

    god

  5. The source of copies

    See also:

    copy

Verb
  1. To conquer

      1. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
      2. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
      3. To bring (a country) under control by force.
      1. (Astrol.) To be the chief influence or guide
      2. To decide or declare authoritatively or judicially; decree:
      3. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
      1. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
      2. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
      3. To conquer or defeat in battle; force into submission
    See also:

    defeat

  2. To become proficient in

    See also:

    learn

    study