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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A master in an art, especially a composer, conductor, or music teacher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A master in some art, especially a composer or conductor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A master in any art, especially in music; a composer or orchestra conductor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A master; specifically, an eminent musical composer, teacher, or conductor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an artist of consummate skill

Etymologies

Italian, from Latin magister, magistr-, master; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian, from Latin magister, magistr-, master. (Wiktionary)

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