[mas-tuh-ree, mah-stuh-] /ˈmæs tə ri, ˈmɑ stə-/
noun, plural masteries for 1, 4.
command or grasp, as of a subject:
a mastery of Italian.
superiority or victory:
mastery over one’s enemies.
the act of .
expert skill or knowledge.
the state of being ; power of command or control.
noun (pl) -teries
full command or understanding of a subject
outstanding skill; expertise
the power of command; control
victory or superiority
early 13c., mesterie, “condition of being a master,” also “superiority, victory;” from Old French maistrie, from maistre “master” (see master (n.)). Meaning “intellectual command” (of a topic, etc.) is from 1660s.
[mast-hed, mahst-] /ˈmæstˌhɛd, ˈmɑst-/ noun 1. Also called flag. a statement printed in all issues of a newspaper, magazine, or the like, usually on the editorial page, giving the publication’s name, the names of the owner and staff, etc. 2. Also called nameplate. a line of type on the front page of a newspaper or […]
noun, Nautical. 1. a deckhouse built around a mast as a platform for cargo-handling machinery, gear, and controls. 2. (formerly) a towerlike crane for stepping and removing masts from ships or boats. 3. a building in which masts are made.
[mas-tik] /ˈmæs tɪk/ noun 1. Also called mastic tree, lentisk. a small Mediterranean tree, Pistacia lentiscus, of the cashew family, that is the source of an aromatic resin used in making varnish and adhesives. 2. any of several similar or related trees, as a pepper tree, Schinus molle, of western South America. 3. the resin […]
[mas-ti-keyt] /ˈmæs tɪˌkeɪt/ verb (used with or without object), masticated, masticating. 1. to chew. 2. to reduce to a pulp by crushing or kneading, as rubber. /ˈmæstɪˌkeɪt/ verb 1. to chew (food) 2. to reduce (materials such as rubber) to a pulp by crushing, grinding, or kneading adj. 1802; see masticate + -able. v. 1640s, […]