[mas-ter-fuh l, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tər fəl, ˈmɑ stər-/
dominating; self-willed; imperious.
having or showing the qualities of a ; authoritative; powerful.
showing or skill; masterly:
a masterful performance.
having or showing mastery
fond of playing the master; imperious
c.1300, “fond of being a master,” from master (n.) + -ful. Sense evolved through “having capabilities to command” (c.1400) to “characterized by a master’s skill” (1610s). Related: Masterfully.
- Master gland
master gland mas·ter gland (mās’tər) n. See pituitary gland.
noun, Marine Corps. 1. a noncommissioned officer ranking above a master sergeant. Abbreviation: Mgy Sgt.
[mas-ter, mah-ster] /ˈmæs tər, ˈmɑ stər/ noun 1. a person with the ability or power to use, control, or dispose of something: a master of six languages; to be master of one’s fate. 2. an owner of a slave, animal, etc. 3. an employer of workers or servants. 4. the male head of a household. […]
noun 1. an expert: a master hand at diplomacy. 2. great expertness: to show a master hand.