how to pronounce master


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master is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of master in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of master


  1. Prepended to a boy's name or surname as a (now somewhat formal) form of address.
  2. The title of the head of certain colleges and schools.
  3. A person holding an office of authority, especially the presiding officer.
  4. A vessel having a specified number of masts.
  5. A tradesman who is qualified to teach apprentices.
  6. The owner of a slave, in some literature.
  7. Someone who employs others.
  8. Someone who has control over something or someone.
  9. A master's degree.
  10. A man or a boy; mister. See Master.
  11. The primary wide shot of a scene, into which the closeups will be edited later.
  12. The owner of an animal or slave.
  13. A device that is controlling other devices or is an authoritative source.
  14. The title of the eldest son of a Scots lord.
  15. A person holding a similar office in other civic societies.
  16. A schoolmaster.
  17. The original of a document or of a recording.
  18. A parajudicial officer (such as a referee, an auditor, an examiner, or an assessor) specially appointed to help a court with its proceedings.
  19. A person holding such a degree.
  20. A master's degree; a type of postgraduate degree, usually undertaken after a bachelor degree.
  21. A skilled artist.
  22. An expert at something.
  23. A person holding a master's degree, as a title.
  24. The head of a household.
  25. A religious teacher, often as an honorific title.
  26. The captain of a merchant ship; a master mariner.


  1. To own; to possess.
  2. To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.
  3. To earn a Master's degree.
  4. To learn to a high degree of proficiency.
  5. To make a master copy of.
  6. To be a master.


  1. Main, principal or predominant.
  2. Masterful.
  3. Highly skilled.
  4. Original.


  1. MasterCard.
  2. One of the triune gods of the Horned God in Wicca alongside the Father and Sage and representing a boy or a young man.

master frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word master occurs in english on average 56.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics master can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that master can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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