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The surname Masters is of Norman origin, thought to be probably an anglicized form of the French Maystres, Maystre, or Maistre.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Most common English words: gold « letters « history « #589: master » latter » fellow » hardly

Etymology

Old English mæġester, from Latin magister (chief, teacher)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
master

Plural
masters

master (plural masters)

  1. someone who has control over something or someone
  2. owner of an animal or slave.
    A good master should take good care of his pets.
  3. (nautical) the captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner
  4. someone who employs others
  5. an expert at something
    Mark Twain was a master of fiction.
  6. a tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices
  7. a skilled artist
  8. (dated) a courtesy title of a man or a boy; mister. See Master.
  9. the original of a document or of a recording.
    The band couldn't find the master, so they re-recorded their tracks.
  10. (cinematography) The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.
  11. (law) A parajudicial officer (such as a referee, an auditor, an examiner, or an assessor) specially appointed to help a court with its proceedings.
    The case was tried by a master, who concluded that the plaintiffs were the equitable owners of the property....

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Translations

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Adjective

master (not comparable)

Positive
master

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. masterful
  2. main, principal or predominant
  3. highly skilled
  4. original

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to master

Third person singular
masters

Simple past
mastered

Past participle
mastered

Present participle
mastering

to master (third-person singular simple present masters, present participle mastering, simple past and past participle mastered)

  1. to be a master
  2. to control
  3. to learn to a high degree of proficiency

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Norwegian

Noun

master

  1. Indefinite plural of mast

Old Frisian

Noun

master

  1. master
    see also Master

West Frisian

Noun

master

  1. master







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