Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Principal; chief.
  • n. Master.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. Obsolete forms of master, mistress, etc.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 'And,' he continued pragmatically, 'as t' maister's comed, and as he'll enter through this hoyle, I considered it desirable to step in and let ye know.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • _ Iv thae manes th 'maister's mon yere, he's run eawt.

    Stephen Archer and Other Tales

  • Hahsomdiver, t 'maister' ull play t 'devil to-morn, and he'll do weel.

    Wuthering Heights

  • I was endeavouring to gather resolution for entering and taking possession, when my fool of a guide announced, "This here is t 'maister's."

    Wuthering Heights

  • -- I seed young Linton boath coming and going, and I seed _yah_ '(directing his discourse to me),' yah gooid fur nowt, slattenly witch! nip up and bolt into th 'house, t' minute yah heard t 'maister's horse-fit clatter up t' road. '

    Wuthering Heights

  • I was endeavouring to gather resolution for entering and taking possession, when my fool of a guide announced, -- 'This here is t' maister's. '

    Wuthering Heights

  • I seed young Linton boath coming and going, and I seed yah "(directing his discourse to me)," yah gooid fur nowt, slattenly witch, nip up and bolt into th 'house, t' minute yah heard t 'maister's horse fit clatter up t' road. "

    Wuthering Heights

  • Ah/maister Amencr [Almoner] I had nat wend that ye had so forgotten me ....

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • At a court held “att Boston,” on July 26, Lucy Smith was “bound as an apprentice” to Roger Ludlow for seven years; it was ordered “that there shal be a watch of sixe and an officer kept every night att Boston”; and Francis Perry was ordered “whipped for his ill speeches and misbehavior towards his maister.”

    A History of American Law

  • “Well, maister, there was a little one upon the edge of her plate when I brought it out; and so it must have been in her few leaves of wintergreen.”

    The Woodlanders

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