from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lacking or deprived of a master.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of a master or owner; ungoverned or ungovernable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not having a master; uncontrolled or unprotected by a master.
- Free from mastery or ownership; liberated from or not subject to a master; having unrestrained liberty.
- That cannot be mastered; ungovernable; beyond control.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no lord or master
The screenplay is more of an update on the classic round-up movie and the idea of masterless warriors.
Fusco, whose screenplays include the The Young Guns movies, Hidalgo, and the recent Jackie Chan/Jet Li flick The Forbidden Kingdom, explained that his Seven screenplay is more of a “contemporary exploration of the classic round-up movie and the idea of masterless warriors.”
Those who had no place in the paternal hierarchy of society -- the "masterless" men -- came here, bringing with them the alleged baggage of crime and sedition.
Every viewer, or at least more viewer, would act as "masterless" men and women, making their viewing choices by their own lights.
"masterless" architecture • Distributed, redundant storage • Sync without Internet • Work disconnected
On the 5th April James left Edinburgh for London, where every precaution was taken to prevent disturbance by ridding the streets of rogues, vagabonds and "masterless" men. (
The mayor of London and its aldermen complain incessantly that because they have no authority there, Southwark, the Clink, and Paris Gardens—to name the most colorful neighborhoods—are riotous places given over to masterless men, thieves, whoremongers, and the like.
In the fens were wild men, masterless men, fled slaves, and outlaws, who were hunted in sport as the wolves were hunted.
Unlike the above policies of segregation that brazenly named the objects of their scorn - − "masterless men," "cripples," "negroes," and "Bolshevik bums" − - today's vagrancy laws are dressed up in post-civil rights legalese.
And to carry out the campaign, he contracted with a band of mercenaries—masterless men for hire to the highest pay.