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I wonder if we should add a sense for when this is used as part of a name: Would you care for some tea, Master Smith? I'm not sure if this usage is supposed to be capitalized or not though, or maybe there's no standard and both are used. Maybe we should instead make a separate entry for Master (uppercase M)? You guys rock, thanks for figuring out this confusing beautiful word!! :D

You are right, I added it as usage notes. However, I did not know which is actually the correct usage in that case (in my opinion, both would be correct, but there are no opinions in a dictionary), so I was unable to add that fact. If that usage is incorrect, then the note should not be under title "Usage notes", but under some other title I have not seen being used in Wiktionary, like "Reading notes" --Ville-v 14:51, 17 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

master/slave (technology)[edit]

This sense is to be added. --Anatoli (обсудить) 03:42, 2 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done myself. --Anatoli (обсудить) 03:49, 2 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing sense? A role at Yale College[edit]

"At Yale, every residential college has a “master”––a professor who lives in residence with their family, and is responsible for its academic, intellectual, and social life." Do other academic institutions use this word for this role? (At some UK universities there is a broadly similar role called tutor.) Equinox 17:54, 29 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Further missing subsenses for people[edit]

Chambers 1908 also has "(the title of) the eldest son of a [Scottish] viscount or baron" and "the head of some corporations, as Balliol College, etc." Equinox 15:40, 23 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They must be master of their craft[edit]

The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language , page 185, reads

there are none of the modern aids to navigation on board so the skipper and his mate must needs be master of their craft. 

Why is there not plural agreemen masters? --Backinstadiums (talk) 18:41, 18 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

usage notes for the technical sense of master/slave[edit]

Should some usage notes be added for the technical sense of master/slave? slave#Usage notes currently notes that "In the technical sense increasingly replaced with less-charged terms such as secondary, worker etc.". There have been many articles written about this: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] --Hirsutism (talk) 20:13, 27 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Probably, with a link to the usage notes at slave. – Jberkel 20:35, 27 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]