Masterpiece



[mas-ter-pees, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌpis, ˈmɑ stər-/

noun
1.
a person’s greatest piece of work, as in an art.
2.
anything done with masterly skill:
a masterpiece of improvisation.
3.
a consummate example of skill or excellence of any kind:
The chef’s cake was a masterpiece.
4.
a piece made by a person aspiring to the rank of master in a guild or other craft organization as a proof of competence.
/ˈmɑːstəˌpiːs/
noun
1.
an outstanding work, achievement, or performance
2.
the most outstanding piece of work of a creative artist, craftsman, etc
n.

c.1600, from master (n.) + piece (n.). A loan-translation of Dutch meesterstuk “work by which a craftsman attains the rank of master” (or its German cognate Meisterstück).

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