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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.
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Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727-1834.
In the alternative prose formulation, though too tractable creatures become masterless beasts, the setting off point is human, however vulgar that humanity is.
Emily Clark, Masterless Mistresses : The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727-1834.
England thus torn in two, with a hampered divided law of the land, emboldened lawless, restless, masterless renegades to feast on the country's inviting, open wounds, as Peters's The Virgin in the Ice so hauntingly illustrates.
They and 'all such ruffians, vagabonds, masterless men, common players, and evil-disposed persons' were to serve, 'in certain galleys and other like vessels which His Majesty's Highness intendeth to arm forth against his enemies before the first of June next coming'.
The literature of the Elizabethan underclass with its fascinating accounts of vagrants, peddlers, doxies, confidence tricksters, pickpockets, dissemblers, unemployed street entertainers, disabled veterans, masterless outcasts, beggars, and "upright men" (swindlers masquerading as respectable citizens) has attracted a formidable amount of scholarly attention in recent decades.
This travel is largely, if not entirely, distinguishable, as Greenblatt implies, from that of working people or that of vagabonds, the masterless, and others who do not know or accept their place.
Subnet Relay is a true masterless, ad-hoc, self-organizing data networking technology with inherent relay capabilities that employs tactical line-of-sight (LOS) bearers to carry Internet Protocol (IP) data between groups of ships within a task group.
The specter of hordes of masterless black men roving around free in the countryside and endangering white farmsteads inhabited only by women and children challenged the commitment of yeomen sons and fathers to serve out their terms in uniform.
Occasionally Hofmeyr reveals a haziness about historical details not central to her discussion, as when she writes: "In keeping with Elizabethan vagrancy laws, Christian, a masterless man, must carry a 'pass' to indicate that he has permission to be travelling" (p.
This historical manga is about the Shinsengumi, a group of masterless samurai active during the late shogunate period (the 1860s) in Japan.