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master

noun /ˈmaːstə/ ( feminine mistress /ˈmistris/)
a person or thing that commands or controls
señor, dueño; señora, dueña
I’m master in this house!
an owner (of a slave, dog etc)
amo, ama
The dog ran to its master.
a male teacher
maestro, profesor; maestra, profesora
the Maths master.
the commander of a merchant ship
capitán, patrón; capitana, patrona
the ship’s master.
a person very skilled in an art, science etc
maestro, maestra
He’s a real master at painting.
(with capital ) (old-fashioned) a polite title for a boy, in writing or in speaking
señor; señora
Master John Wallace.
masterful adjective showing the power, authority or determination of a master
con autoridad, dominante
a masterful performance by the world’s No. 1 tennis player.
masterfully adverb
magistralmente
She dealt with the crisis masterfully.
masterfulness noun
dominio
masterly adjective showing the skill of a master
magistral
His handling of the situation was masterly.
masterliness noun
carácter magistral
mastery noun (usually with overor of) control, great skill or knowledge
dominio
They eventually gained mastery over the enemy.
master key noun a key which opens a number of locks.
llave maestra
mastermind noun the person planning and controlling an undertaking or scheme
cerebro
He was the mastermind behind the scheme.
masterpiecemaster’s degree noun, noun ( (also master’sinformal)) a university degree that students can get by studying for one or two years after completing their first degree
máster, postgrado
What are you going to study for your Master’s?
master stroke noun a very clever thing to do
golpe maestro
This sudden, unexpected attack was a master stroke.
master switch noun a switch for controlling a number of other switches
interruptor central
There is a master switch that controls the electricity throughout the entire buildling.
master of ceremonies noun ( abbreviation MC) a person who announces the various stages of an entertainment, formal social gathering, series of speakers at a dinner etc
maestro de ceremonias
The master of ceremonies introduced the speaker.
(Definition of master from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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