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See also: master, máster, and Mäster


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Master (plural Masters)

  1. Prepended to a boy's name or surname as a (now somewhat formal) form of address.
    • 1995, Barbara Hambly, Children of the Jedi, page 81
      "I'm terribly sorry, Master Luke," apologized the droid.
  2. A religious teacher, often as an honorific title.
  3. The title of the head of certain colleges and schools.
  4. A master's degree.
  5. A person holding a master's degree, as a title.
  6. The title of the eldest son of a Scots lord.
    The eldest son of Lord Forbes is known as the Master of Forbes.
  7. The owner of a slave, in some literature.

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  1. (Wicca) One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca alongside the Father and Sage and representing a boy or a young man
    • 2002, A. J. Drew, Wicca for Couples: Making Magick Together, page 89
      ...and our Lord as Master, Father, and Sage.
    • 2003, A. J. Drew, Patricia Telesco, God/Goddess: Exploring and Celebrating the Two Sides of Wiccan Deity, page 38
      In respect to our Lord (God), these are the less known Master, Father, and Sage.
    • 2009, Debbe Tompkins, Witch School: Living the Wiccan Life, page 18
      Master of the Seasons of the Year, I call upon you and ask you to be here with me in this, my ritual.
  2. (banking) MasterCard


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From English master. Doublet of Meister.



Master m (genitive Masters, plural Master)

  1. master's degree
  2. master graduate


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Proper noun[edit]

Māster m

  1. God, the Lord, the Creator