Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun master

10 senses of master

Sense 1
maestro, master -- (an artist of consummate skill; "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters")
       => artist, creative person -- (a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination)

Sense 2
overlord, master, lord -- (a person who has general authority over others)
       => ruler, swayer -- (a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe")

Sense 3
victor, master, superior -- (a combatant who is able to defeat rivals)
       => combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper -- (someone who fights (or is fighting))

Sense 4
master -- (directs the work of others)
       => employer -- (a person or firm that employs workers)

Sense 5
headmaster, schoolmaster, master -- (presiding officer of a school)
       => principal, school principal, head teacher, head -- (the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal")

Sense 6
master, master copy, original -- (an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made)
       => creation -- (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)

Sense 7
master, captain, sea captain, skipper -- (an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship)
       => officer, ship's officer -- (a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines")

Sense 8
master -- (someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution)
       => scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student -- (a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines)

Sense 9
master, professional -- (an authority qualified to teach apprentices)
       => authority -- (an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law")

Sense 10
passkey, passe-partout, master key, master -- (key that secures entrance everywhere)
       => key -- (metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb master

4 senses of master

Sense 1
master, get the hang -- (be or become completely proficient or skilled in; "She mastered Japanese in less than two years")
       => know -- (know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?")

Sense 2
overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master -- (get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness")
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (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")

Sense 3
dominate, master -- (have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems")
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 4
master, control -- (have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?")
       => know -- (know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?")

Antonyms of adj master

1 sense of master

Sense 1
chief (prenominal), main (prenominal), primary (prenominal), principal (prenominal), master (prenominal) -- (most important element; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Similarity of adj master

1 sense of master

Sense 1
chief (prenominal), main (prenominal), primary (prenominal), principal (prenominal), master (prenominal) -- (most important element; "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")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

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