master

(redirected from masterpiece)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.

master

1. a great artist, esp an anonymous but influential artist
2. the principal of some colleges
3. a graduate holding a master's degree
4. the chief executive officer aboard a merchant ship
5. Chiefly Brit a male teacher
6. an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge
7. a machine or device that operates to control a similar one
8. the heir apparent of a Scottish viscount or baron

Master

 

(from Latin magister, “head,” “chief,” “teacher”), the name of several offices in ancient Rome, for example, magister equitum, the assistant to the dictator, and magister militum, the commander in chief during the late empire. Later, in Europe, the title of grand master (Grossmeister) was used by the head of a Catholic knightly religious order and by the head of the Masonic Grand Lodge.

master

[′mas·tər]
(engineering)
A device which controls subsidiary devices.
A precise workpiece through which duplicates are made.
(engineering acoustics)
(navigation)

master

master

Primary, controlling. See master-slave communications and master file.
References in periodicals archive ?
Our partnership with Masterpiece Flower Company has grown through the years because they are just as committed to quality as we are.
Masterpiece Graphix has made a commitment to provide leading edge services and materials to the digital print community and by joining the Xeikon Aura Network, Masterpiece is carrying on that commitment by providing tested, proven, and approved materials to the Xeikon press owners.
The tragic history of creating this work and its first exposition were described in the essay 'The Birth of One Masterpiece.
The 38-year-old Scottish actor follows past Masterpiece hosts such as Alan Cumming and Laura Linney.
But the experts reckoned without Court Masterpiece, a winner at the top level at Longchamp's Arc meeting for Ed Dunlop last October - and dramatically robbed of victory in Royal Ascot's Queen Anne Stakes on his latest start.
The restored building replicates the eighteenth-century masterpiece as faithfully as possible and incorporates nearly 8000 stones salvaged from the rubble.
MAX FACTOR are reinventing mascara with their latest innovation, new Masterpiece eye-defining mascara.
Rupert Everett, once hyped as a likely James Bond or the star of a new "gay 007" movie series, materializes instead as Arthur Conan Doyle's mastermind amateur sleuth in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking for Masterpiece Theatre.
NEW YORK-After months of preparation, Dana Hunt and his team of lighting veterans have unveiled their masterpiece -- Masterpiece Lighting, that is.
After five decades the company repertoire abounds with extremes of dark and light, along with a generous helping of what lies in between, set to everything from piano music to electronic potpourri: a Stravinsky masterpiece in a two-piano version as a spoof (The Rehearsal, 1980); soldiers on leave (Sunset, 1983); a look into the dark soul of fundamentalism (Speaking in Tongues, 1991); hippies high on folk ballads (A Field of Grass, 1993); a tango hall enveloped in brooding sensuality (Piazzolla Caldera, 1997); and the shock of and recovery from 9/11 (Promethean Fire, 2002).
Masterpiece Employment Practices Liability Coverage includes insurance for reputational injury, which addresses the costs of hiring a public relations firm to help control reputation-related damage after (and, in some cases, before) a covered incident occurs.
This introduction follows the recent success of the first Distillers' Masterpiece to be marketed, an 18-year-old bourbon finished in cognac casks.