US: /ˈmæstɝ/
UK: /mˈɑːstɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

master /'mɑ:stə/
  • danh từ
    • chủ, chủ nhân
      • masters and men: chủ và thợ
      • master of the house: chủ gia đình
    • (hàng hải) thuyền trưởng (thuyền buôn)
    • thầy, thầy giáo
      • a mathematies master: thầy giáo dạy toán
    • (the master) Chúa Giê-xu
    • cậu (tiếng xưng hô lễ phép với một người con trai)
    • Master Chales Smith
      • cậu Sac-lơ-Xmít
    • cử nhân
    • Master of Arts
      • cử nhân văn chương
    • người tài giỏi, người học rộng tài cao, bậc thầy, người thành thạo, người tinh thông
      • master of feace: kiện tướng đánh kiếm; người tranh luận giỏi
      • to make oneself a master of many foreign languages: trở thành tinh thông rất nhiều ngoại ngữ
    • người làm chủ, người kiềm chế
      • to be the master of one's fate: tự mình làm chủ được số mện của mình
    • thợ cả
    • đấu trường, chủ, người đứng đầu, người chỉ huy
    • Master of Ceremonies
      • quan chủ tế
    • nghệ sĩ bậc thầy
    • hiệu trưởng (một số trường đại học)
    • like master like man
      • (xem) like
  • tính từ
    • làm chủ, đứng đầu
    • bậc thầy, tài giỏi, thành thạo, tinh thông
    • làm thợ cả (không làm công cho ai)
    • (kỹ thuật), (chính trị), điều khiển (bộ phận máy)
    • ngoại động từ
      • làm chủ, cai quản, điều khiển, chỉ huy
      • kiềm chế, trấn áp, không chế
        • to master one's temper: kiềm chế được sự giận dữ, giữ được bình tĩnh
      • (nghĩa bóng) khắc phục, vượt qua
        • to master one's difficulties: khắc phục được mọi sự khó khăn
      • trở thành tinh thông, sử dụng thành thạo, nắm vững, quán triệt
        • to master the English language: nắm vững tiếng Anh

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb, adjective
    + noun
    of servants
    1 (old-fashioned) a man who has people working for him, often as servants in his home: I'm afraid the master is away on business. + They lived in fear of their master.
    person in control
    2 ~ of sth (written) a person who is able to control sth: She was no longer master of her own future.
    skilled person
    3 ~ (of sth) a person who is skilled at sth: a master of disguise + a master of the serve-and-volley game
    See also - PAST MASTER
    dog owner
    4 the male owner of a dog: The dog saved its master's life.
    Compare: MISTRESS
    5 (BrE, becoming old-fashioned) a male teacher at a school, especially a private school: the physics master
    university degree
    6 (master's) (also master's degree) a second university degree, or, in Scotland, a first university degree, such as an MA: He has a Master's in Business Administration.
    See also - MA, MB, MBA, MSC
    7 (usually Master) a person who has a master's degree: a Master of Arts / Science
    captain of ship
    8 the captain of a ship that transports goods
    famous painter
    9 a famous painter who lived in the past: an exhibition of work by the French master, Monet
    See also - OLD MASTER
    original record / tape / movie
    10 (often used as an adjective) a version of a record, tape, film/movie, etc. from which copies are made: the master copy
    11 (Master) (rather old-fashioned) a title used when speaking to or about a boy who is too young to be called Mr (also used in front of the name on an envelope, etc.)
    12 (Master) (in Britain) the title of the head of some schools and university colleges: the Master of Wolfson College
    13 (Master) a title used for speaking to or about some religious teachers or leaders
    Help Note: There are many other compounds ending in master. You will find them at their place in the alphabet.
    Idioms: be your own master / mistress to be free to make your own decisions rather than being told what to do by sb else
    more at LORD, SERVE v.
    + verb [VN]
    learn / understand
    1 to learn or understand sth completely: to master new skills / techniques + French was a language he had never mastered.
    2 to manage to control an emotion: She struggled hard to master her temper.
    3 to gain control of an animal or a person
    + adjective [only before noun]
    1 ~ baker / chef / mason, etc. used to describe a person who is very skilled at the job mentioned: a master builder / craftsman
    most important
    2 the largest and/or most important: the master bedroom + a master file / switch

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 owner, head, chief, leader, chieftain, commander, lord, governor, director, controller, employer, manager, overseer, supervisor, superintendent, taskmaster, slave-driver, principal, sovereign, monarch, ruler, Colloq lord high muck-a-muck, Pooh-Bah, kingpin, big fish, boss, skipper, Brit gaffer, US king-fish, the man, big fish, big boss, bossman; Slang US big cheese, big wheel, Mr Big, chief or head honcho:
    He is master of all he surveys. Decisions about punishment are referred to the master
    2 expert, authority, genius, craftsman, adept, maestro, mastermind, past master, old hand, virtuoso, ace, professional, Colloq pro, wizard, Chiefly Brit dab hand, US crackerjack; Slang US maven or mavin:
    He is a master in the art of chicanery.
    3 teacher, tutor, instructor, guide, leader, guru, swami:
    She studied under the master for years.
    4 adept, ingenious, expert, masterful, masterly, skilful, skilled, proficient:
    After twenty years, he became a master craftsman.
    5 overall, controlling, principal, main, prime, basic, chief:
    Only the leader knows the master plan for conquering the planet. This is the master switch that turns off all the power
    6 main, biggest, principal, owner's:
    The master bedroom had a bathroom en suite.
    7 learn, grasp, become expert in, know inside out and backwards, know, understand:
    He claims to have mastered the art of levitation.
    8 control, overcome, repress, suppress, subdue, bridle, check, quell, get the better of, Colloq get a grip on:
    You must learn to master your emotions.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 person in charge


    His political masters are all old right-wing politicians.


    ~ of
    He wants to be master of his own destiny.

    2 person with skill


    acknowledged, great
    This portrait is the work of an acknowledged master.


    builder, craftsman


    ~ of
    a master of disguise


    be a past master at/in/of sth
    (= to be very good at sth)He's a past master at delaying meetings.

    3 Master's: university degree


    do, study for, take
    He did a Master's at Hull University.
    | get
    She got her Master's last year.


    Master's degree


    ~ in
    a Master's in politics


    completely, entirely, fully, quite | quickly


    be difficult to
    a technique that was surprisingly difficult to master
    | struggle to, try to
    the challenge of trying to master a new language
    | fail to


    master the art of sth
    He never completely mastered the art of lip-reading.

    Concise English dictionary

    mistress|masters|mistresses|mastered|mastering'mæstər /'mɑːstə
    +an artist of consummate skill
    +a person who has general authority over others
    +a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
    +directs the work of other
    +presiding officer of a school
    +an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
    +an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
    +someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
    +an authority qualified to teach apprentices
    +key that secures entrance everywhere
    +be or become completely proficient or skilled in
    +get on top of; deal with successfully
    +have dominance or the power to defeat over
    +have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of