Meaning of MASTER in English

MASTER

I.

noun

1 person in charge

ADJECTIVE

▪ political

His political ~s are all old right-wing politicians.

▪ colonial

This was a time when many nations were trying to shake off their colonial ~s.

▪ slave

His father was a wealthy, prominent Virginia slave ~.

▪ puppet

The director is an unseen puppet ~, operating behind the scenes.

▪ cruel

Fate can be a cruel ~. ( figurative )

VERB + MASTER

▪ obey , please , serve

corrupt people who would serve any ~

▪ disobey

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

He wants to be ~ of his own destiny.

2 person with skill

ADJECTIVE

▪ acknowledged , great , undisputed

This portrait is the work of an acknowledged ~.

▪ grand

Chaplin, the grand ~ of physical comedy

▪ chess , fencing , karate , etc.

MASTER + NOUN

▪ builder , craftsman , painter ( esp. BrE )

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a ~ of disguise

PHRASES

▪ be a past ~ at sth , be a past ~ of sth (= to be very good at sth)

He's a past ~ at delaying meetings.

3 Master's university degree

VERB + MASTER'S

▪ do , study for , take

He did a Master's at Hull University.

▪ earn , get

She got her Master's last year.

▪ complete , finish

In May I completed my Master's in business administration.

▪ have

Lorenzo has a Master's in communications from Boston University.

MASTER'S + NOUN

▪ degree , thesis

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

a Master's in politics

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ completely , fully , thoroughly

▪ not quite

▪ quickly

▪ easily

VERB + MASTER

▪ be difficult to

a technique that was surprisingly difficult to ~

▪ struggle to , try to

the challenge of trying to ~ a new language

▪ fail to

PHRASES

▪ ~ the art of sth

He never completely ~ed the art of lip-reading.

▪ ~ the basics

Once you've ~ed the basics, try learning more difficult chords.

Master is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ art , ↑ basics , ↑ craft , ↑ fundamentals , ↑ intricacy , ↑ language , ↑ move , ↑ rage , ↑ skill , ↑ technique

III.

adj.

Master is used with these nouns: ↑ architect , ↑ artist , ↑ bathroom , ↑ bedroom , ↑ builder , ↑ butcher , ↑ chef , ↑ class , ↑ copy , ↑ craftsman , ↑ criminal , ↑ disk , ↑ file , ↑ gardener , ↑ key , ↑ narrative , ↑ painter , ↑ photographer , ↑ plan , ↑ printer , ↑ race , ↑ sergeant , ↑ suite , ↑ switch , ↑ tape , ↑ teacher , ↑ thief

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .