Synonyms of master in English:

master


See definition of master

noun

1‘he acceded to his master's wishes’

SYNONYMS

lord, overlord, lord and master, ruler, sovereign, monarch, liege, liege lord, suzerain

overseer, superintendent, director, manager, controller, leader, governor, commander, padrone, captain, head, headman, boss, principal, employer, foreman

informal chief, top dog, honcho, head honcho, Big Chief, Big Daddy

British informal gaffer, guv'nor

North American informal kahuna, sachem

ANTONYMS

servant, underling

2‘he's a master of disguise’

SYNONYMS

expert, adept, genius, past master, maestro, virtuoso, professional, doyen, authority, pundit, master hand, prodigy, grandmaster, champion, star

informal ace, pro, wizard, whizz, wiz, hotshot, ninja

British informal dab hand

North American informal maven, crackerjack

ANTONYMS

amateur, novice

3‘the dog's pining for his master’

SYNONYMS

owner, keeper

4‘the master of the ship’

SYNONYMS

captain, skipper, commander

5‘the geography master’

SYNONYMS

teacher, schoolteacher, schoolmaster, tutor, instructor, pedagogue

rare preceptor

ANTONYMS

pupil

6‘they regarded him as their spiritual master’

SYNONYMS

guru, teacher, spiritual leader, guide, mentor, torch-bearer, swami, Roshi, Maharishi

ANTONYMS

acolyte, disciple

7‘you can make a copy from the master’

SYNONYMS

original, archetype, prototype

ANTONYMS

copy


verb

1‘I managed to master my fears’

SYNONYMS

overcome, conquer, beat, quell, quash, suppress, control, repress, restrain, overpower, triumph over, subdue, vanquish, subjugate, hegemonize, prevail over, govern, curb, check, bridle, tame, defeat, get the better of, get a grip on, get over, gain mastery over

informal lick

ANTONYMS

give way to

2‘it took him ages to master the technique’

SYNONYMS

learn, learn thoroughly, become proficient in, know inside out, know backwards, become expert in, acquire, pick up, grasp, understand

informal get the hang of, get clued up about, get off by heart


adjective

1‘a master craftsman’

SYNONYMS

expert, adept, proficient, skilled, skilful, deft, dexterous, adroit, practised, experienced, masterly, accomplished, demon, brilliant

informal crack, ace, mean, wizard

North American informal crackerjack

vulgar slang shit-hot

archaic, humorous compleat

2‘the master bedroom’

SYNONYMS

principal, main, chief, leading, prime, predominant, foremost, great, grand, most important, biggest

3‘his master plan’

SYNONYMS

controlling, ruling, directing, commanding, dominating, overall