Definitions

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  • n. a master, especially of music, in South Asia and Middle East

Etymologies

From Urdu استاد (ustād), from Persian استاد (ustād, "master"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And he denied himself the designation ustad —master—one he so richly deserved.

    Shadow Princess

  • And, I beg of you again, please do not call me ‘ustad’; I feel as though that title belongs to someone else.

    Shadow Princess

  • At one point, the cleaner's ustad, the driver of the truck, finds his world turned on its head when his lowly assistant suddenly starts singing the Internationale along with a couple of French hitchhikers!

    Summer of '69 in St Stephen's

  • Born in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan to a family of sarangi players, he was usually referred to as "Ustad Sultan Khan"; "ustad" is an honorific meaning "master."

    News

  • "We will continue our efforts to reach peace which was the wish of martyred ustad professor but at the same time, we consider it as our responsibility to fight the enemies of peace with determination."

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Life changed dramatically for Drag to Playlist ustad fateh ali khan raag jonpori on atv post by zagham ustad fateh ali khan live on atv morning show.

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  • Published: 2009-03-22 03: 38: 17+00: 00 ustad fateh ali khan raag jonpori on atv post by zagham ustad fateh ali khan live on atv morning show.

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  • You could get it for free or for doing small favors like eves dropping on trouble makers and reporting to the slum leaders … or a widow could get it for free because the local pehelwan was told by his ustad that he should always look out for women who are vulnerable.

    Kafila

  • He also tried to convince Maulana Ahsan Kazmi, the ustad of the madrasa, that Kalyan had not joined the party and that the SP had tied up with him only to weaken the BJP.

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  • But for this ustad, it stretches back generations, right down to the birth of his instrument of choice, the Sarod.

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  • “Mr. Khan, whose name is often preceded by the honorific Ustad, or master, was born in Shibpur, a small village in Bengal (now Bangladesh).”

    The New York Times, Ali Akbar Khan, Sarod Virtuoso, Dies at 87, by William Grimes, June 19, 2009

    June 20, 2009