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Definition 1: an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

Definition 2: key that secures entrance everywhere - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

(... is a kind of master ) a passkey with much of the bit filed away so that it can open different locks

Definition 3: an artist of consummate skill - [noun denoting person]

Samples where master or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a master of the violin
  • one of the old masters

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination

(... is a kind of master ) a great European painter prior to 19th century

Definition 4: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) someone who fights (or is fighting)

(... is a kind of master ) someone who is victorious by force of arms

Definition 5: an authority qualified to teach apprentices - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) an expert whose views are taken as definitive

"he is an authority on corporate law"

(... is a kind of master ) someone who was formerly a master

Definition 6: directs the work of others - [noun denoting person]

(master is a kind of ...) a person or firm that employs workers

(... is a kind of master ) the person in charge of a post office

(... is a kind of master ) someone who directs clandestine intelligence activities

(... is a kind of master ) the person in charge of a railway station

Definition 7: a person who has general authority over others - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) a person who rules or commands

"swayer of the universe"

(... is a kind of master ) a man of rank in the ancient regime

Definition 8: someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution - [noun denoting person]

(master is a kind of ...) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

Definition 9: presiding officer of a school - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) the educator who has executive authority for a school

"she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"

(... is a kind of master ) teacher in charge of a school boardinghouse

Definition 10: an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel

"he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"

(... is an instance of master) Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)

Definition 11: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where master or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you control these data?

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) know how to do or perform something

"She knows how to knit" "Does your husband know how to cook?"

(... is a kind of master ) get a grip on; get mastery of

(master implies ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(master has a similar meaning as ...) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

Definition 12: be or become completely proficient or skilled in - [verb of cognition]

Samples where master or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She mastered Japanese in less than two years

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) know how to do or perform something

"She knows how to knit" "Does your husband know how to cook?"

(master implies ...) gain knowledge or skills

"She learned dancing from her sister" "I learned Sanskrit" "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"

(master implies ...) learn by repetition

"We drilled French verbs every day" "Pianists practice scales"

Definition 13: get on top of; deal with successfully - [verb of competition]

Samples where master or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He overcame his shyness

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(... is a kind of master ) throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo

Samples where master or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her pain completely mastered her
  • The methods can master the problems

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of master ) be in command of

"The general commanded a huge army"

(... is a kind of master ) make subservient; force to submit or subdue

Definition 15: most important element - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where master or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chief aim of living
  • the main doors were of solid glass
  • the principal rivers of America
  • the principal example
  • policemen were primary targets
  • the master bedroom
  • a master switch

Synonyms for master in the sense of this definition

(master is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

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