mastery

  • 1 Mastery — Mas ter*y, n.; pl. {Masteries}. [OF. maistrie.] [1913 Webster] 1. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority. [1913 Webster] If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 mastery — [mas′tər ē, mäs′tər ē] n. pl. masteries [ME maistrie < OFr: see MASTER] 1. mastership; rule; control 2. ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand 3. masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge [his mastery of chess] 4.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 mastery — index ability, advantage, apprehension (perception), cognition, competence (ability), control ( …

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  • 4 mastery — (n.) early 13c., mesterie, condition of being a master, also superiority, victory; from O.Fr. maistrie, from maistre master (see MASTER (Cf. master) (n.)). Meaning intellectual command (of a topic, etc.) is from 1660s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 mastery — [n] command, expertise ability, acquirement, adeptness, adroitness, attainment, capacity, cleverness, comprehension, cunning, deftness, dexterity, expertism, expertness, familiarity, finesse, genius, grasp, grip, ken, knack, know how, knowledge,… …

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  • 6 mastery — ► NOUN 1) comprehensive knowledge or command of a subject or skill. 2) control or superiority …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 mastery — n. 1) to demonstrate, display mastery 2) to acquire mastery 3) (a) complete; thorough mastery 4) mastery of; over (mastery of one s subject; mastery over other people) * * * [ mɑːst(ə)rɪ] display mastery thorough mastery over (mastery of one s… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 mastery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete, total ▪ technical ▪ He plays the violin with technical mastery, but little feeling. VERB + MASTERY ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 mastery — [[t]mɑ͟ːstəri, mæ̱s [/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n If you show mastery of a particular skill or language, you show that you have learned or understood it completely and have no difficulty using it. He doesn t have mastery of the basic rules of… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 mastery — mas|ter|y [ˈma:stəri US ˈmæ ] n [U] 1.) thorough understanding or great skill mastery of ▪ She possesses complete technical mastery of her instrument. 2.) complete control or power over someone or something mastery of/over ▪ humankind s mastery… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 mastery — noun 1) her mastery of the language Syn: proficiency, ability, capability; knowledge, understanding, comprehension, familiarity, command, grasp, grip 2) they played with tactical mastery Syn: skill …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 mastery — /mas teuh ree, mah steuh /, n., pl. masteries for 1 4. 1. command or grasp, as of a subject: a mastery of Italian. 2. superiority or victory: mastery over one s enemies. 3. the act of mastering. 4. expert skill or knowledge. 5. the state of being …

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  • 13 mastery — noun a) The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority. If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the tops. Sir W. Raleigh. b) Superiority …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 mastery — noun (U) 1 complete control or power over someone or something (+ of/over): man s mastery over his environment 2 thorough understanding or great skill (+ of/over): She combines technical mastery of her instrument with great flair and originality …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 mastery — noun 1) her mastery of the language Syn: proficiency, ability, capability, knowledge, understanding, comprehension, command, grasp 2) man s mastery over nature Syn: control, domination …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 16 mastery — mas•ter•y [[t]ˈmæs tə ri, ˈmɑ stə [/t]] n. pl. ter•ies 1) command; grasp: a mastery of Italian[/ex] 2) superiority; dominance: mastery over one s enemies[/ex] 3) expert skill or knowledge 4) possession of skillful technique …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 mastery — Synonyms and related words: Cadmean victory, KO, Pyrrhic victory, Waterloo, ability, acme, address, adeptness, adroitness, aedileship, airmanship, apprehension, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, artfulness, artisanship …

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  • 18 mastery — UK [ˈmɑːstərɪ] / US [ˈmæstərɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) great knowledge or skill his mastery of the English language 2) power or control over someone or something …

    English dictionary

  • 19 mastery — /ˈmastəri/ (say mahstuhree) noun (plural masteries) 1. the state of being master; power of command or control. 2. command or grasp, as of a subject: *The interjectors may occasionally reveal a rough wit and a mastery of Australian idiom. –john… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 mastery — noun Etymology: Middle English maistrie, from Anglo French mestrie, maistrie, from meistre master Date: 13th century 1. a. the authority of a master ; dominion b. the upper hand in a contest or competition ; superiority, ascendancy 2 …

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