Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MASTERS

Once more the Egyptians were masters within their own house.

Your squires are doubtless worthy the fame of their masters.

The masters must have hated the school much more than the boys did.

In your choice of a son-in-law you should not blindly follow the anger which masters you.

The work was done by the natives, but under the direction of their masters, the Dutch.

Two masters of Greenlandmen were employed as pilots for each ship.

Mr. Milliken was the first of Edison's masters, and perhaps his fellows, who appreciated him.

Evidently the masters used to buy their fish from the market in the corner.

No institution was ever more popular; no masters more beloved.

The other masters lived at a distance, and Ketch's old legs were aching.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., originally a degree giving one authority to teach in a university; from master (n.) in its general sense of "man of learning" (early 13c.), "a teacher" (c.1200).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.