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Definition of Master

Master

  1. A vessel having (so many) masts; -- used only in compounds; as, a two-master.
  2. 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 horse. (j) The controller of a familiar spirit or other supernatural being.
  3. One who uses, or controls at will, anything inanimate; as, to be master of one's time.
  4. One who has attained great skill in the use or application of anything; as, a master of oratorical art.
  5. A title given by courtesy, now commonly pronounced mister, except when given to boys; -- sometimes written Mister, but usually abbreviated to Mr.
  6. A young gentleman; a lad, or small boy.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.
  10. To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to become an adept in; as, to master a science.
  11. To own; to posses.
  12. To be skillful; to excel.

Master Quotations

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.
Conrad Hall

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Brian Tracy

More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
Kofi Annan

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
James Allen
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Master Translations

master in Afrikaans is baas
master in Dutch is onder de knie krijgen, meester worden
master in Italian is dominare
master in Latin is dominus domno, rector, magister, erus
master in Portuguese is amo, mestre
master in Spanish is amo, gobernar
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