from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See passed master, under master.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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