Synonyms of master


1. maestro, master, artist, creative person

usage: an artist of consummate skill; "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"

2. overlord, master, lord, ruler, swayer

usage: a person who has general authority over others

3. victor, master, superior, combatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper

usage: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals

4. master, employer

usage: directs the work of others

5. headmaster, schoolmaster, master, principal, school principal, head teacher, head

usage: presiding officer of a school

6. master, master copy, original, creation

usage: an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

7. master, captain, sea captain, skipper, officer, ship's officer

usage: an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship

8. master, scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student

usage: someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution

9. master, professional, authority

usage: an authority qualified to teach apprentices

10. passkey, passe-partout, master key, master, key

usage: key that secures entrance everywhere


1. master, get the hang, know

usage: be or become completely proficient or skilled in; "She mastered Japanese in less than two years"

2. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"

3. dominate, master, control, command

usage: have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems"

4. master, control, know

usage: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"


1. chief(prenominal), main(prenominal), primary(prenominal), principal(prenominal), master(prenominal), important (vs. unimportant), of import

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of master (Dictionary)