a person who is thoroughly experienced or exceptionally skilled in a profession, art, etc.:
a past master at chess.
a person who has held the office of master in a guild, lodge, etc.
a person with talent for, or experience in, a particular activity: a past master of tact
a person who has held the office of master in a Freemasons’ lodge, guild, etc
A person who is thoroughly experienced or exceptionally skilled in some activity or craft. For example, We’re lucky to get Ella, because she’s a past master at fundraising. This expression probably alludes to the original literal meaning, that is, one who formerly held the post of master in a lodge or other organization. Although past mistress was used for an exceptionally skilled woman in the mid-1800s, it is heard less often today, master serving for both sexes. [ Mid-1800s ]
noun 1. a woman who is thoroughly experienced or exceptionally skilled in a profession, art, etc.
[past-nis] /ˈpæst nɪs/ noun 1. the state or fact of being .
[pahs-taw] /ˈpɑs tɔ/ noun 1. a city in SW Colombia. About 8350 feet (2545 meters) above sea level. 2. a volcanic peak near this city. 13,990 feet (4265 meters). /Spanish ˈpasto/ noun 1. a city in SE Colombia, at an altitude of 2590 m (8500 ft). Pop: 404 000 (2005 est)
[pas-ter, pah-ster] /ˈpæs tər, ˈpɑ stər/ noun 1. a minister or priest in charge of a church. 2. a person having spiritual care of a number of persons. 3. Ornithology. any of various starlings, especially Sturnus roseus (rosy pastor) of Europe and Asia. verb (used with object) 4. to serve as the pastor of: He […]