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

  • n. One who has formerly held the position of master in an organization, especially a social one such as a lodge or club.
  • n. One who is thoroughly experienced and skilled in a particular craft or activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who has previously been a master at a given lodge.
  • n. One who has an extremely high level of ability or knowledge within an area of achievement or expertise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Master.
  • n. a person who is unusually expert, skilled, or experienced in some art, technique, or profession; -- usually used with at or of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See passed master, under master.

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

  • n. someone who was formerly a master
  • n. someone who has long and thorough experience in a given activity

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