1 person in charge

His political masters are all old right-wing politicians.


This was a time when many nations were trying to shake off their colonial masters.


His father was a wealthy, prominent Virginia slave master.


The director is an unseen puppet master, operating behind the scenes.


Fate can be a cruel master. (figurative)

obey, please, serve

corrupt people who would serve any master

master of

He wants to be master of his own destiny.

2 person with skill
acknowledged, great, undisputed

This portrait is the work of an acknowledged master.


Chaplin, the grand master of physical comedy

chess, fencing, karate, etc.
builder, craftsman, painter (esp. BrE)
master of

a master of disguise

be a past master at sth, be a past master of sth (= to be very good at sth)

He's a past master at delaying meetings.

3 Master's university degree
do, study for, take

He did a Master's at Hull University.

earn, get

She got her Master's last year.

complete, finish

In May I completed my Master's in business administration.


Lorenzo has a Master's in communications from Boston University.

degree, thesis
master in

a Master's in politics

completely, fully, thoroughly
not quite
be difficult to

a technique that was surprisingly difficult to master

struggle to, try to

the challenge of trying to master a new language

fail to
master the art of sth

He never completely mastered the art of lip-reading.

master the basics

Once you've mastered the basics, try learning more difficult chords.

Master is used with these nouns as the object: ↑art, ↑basics, ↑craft, ↑fundamentals, ↑intricacy, ↑language, ↑move, ↑rage, ↑skill, ↑technique
Master is used with these nouns: ↑architect, ↑artist, ↑bathroom, ↑bedroom, ↑builder, ↑butcher, ↑chef, ↑class, ↑copy, ↑craftsman, ↑criminal, ↑disk, ↑file, ↑gardener, ↑key, ↑narrative, ↑painter, ↑photographer, ↑plan, ↑printer, ↑race, ↑sergeant, ↑suite, ↑switch, ↑tape, ↑teacher, ↑thief

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • master — [ mastɶr; mastɛr ] n. m. • 1986; mot angl. , de master copy « document original » ♦ Anglic. Original à partir duquel on réalise des copies (d un enregistrement). ⊗ HOM. Mastère. ● master nom masculin Synonyme de interpositif. ● master (homonymes) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • master's — master’s UK [ˈmɑːstə(r)z] US [ˈmæstərz] noun [countable] [singular master’s plural master’s] informal a master’s degree …   Useful english dictionary

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  • master — [mas′tər, mäs′tər] n. [ME maistre < OE mægester, magister & OFr maistre, both < L magister, a master, chief, leader, orig., double compar. < base of L magnus, great < IE * meg̑(h) > MUCH] 1. a man who rules others or has control,… …   English World dictionary

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