American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A master in an art, especially a composer, conductor, or music teacher.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A master; specifically, an eminent musical composer, teacher, or conductor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A master in any art, especially in music; a composer or orchestra conductor.
- n. an artist of consummate skill
- From Italian, from Latin magister, magistr-, master. (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from Latin magister, magistr-, master; see meg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In this novel, Victor Vail, a blind violin maestro, is saved from kidnapping by Doc (who incidentally wrote the piece Vail had just been performing).”
“The term maestro means a "master" or "teacher" in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.”
“By evening the maestro is ready to begin the process of curing the oven.”
“The maestro is the oldest of the remaining ikate weavers, and the only one in his neighborhood.”
“Dewey Balfa, also a violin maestro, was instrumental in bringing Cajun music to a worldwide audience.”
“The design hasn't changed because Stradivari was the best," says Giorgio Scolari, 58, a "maestro" - master instructor - who has taught at the school since his 20s.”
“LeMieux went on to earn the nickname the maestro '' for orchestrating Crist's successful gubernatorial campaign and served as his right-hand man for one year.”
“It's now more than six years since Alan Greenspan, in the days when he was still known as the "maestro" of the world economy, conceded that there might be a little "froth", perhaps even a few "local bubbles", in the American housing market.”
“Until, that is, the maestro took the stage for the finale, slung an acoustic guitar over his shoulder and started strumming the chords to "Yesterday.”
“Republican pollster and word maestro Frank Luntz agrees that Democrats were the dominant communicators this last cycle and thinks it unsurprising that members of his party might crib some phrases from across the aisle.”
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