master noun

1 person in charge

ADJ. political His political masters are all old right-wing politicians.

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

2 person with skill

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

MASTER + NOUN builder, craftsman

PREP. ~ of a master of disguise

PHRASES 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

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

MASTER + NOUN Master's degree

PREP. ~ in a Master's in politics