- mast used twice.
- master used 157 times.
- masters used 20 times.
- master's used 24 times.
- masts used once.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
M'AST, noun A long, round piece of timber, elevated or designed to be raised perpendicularly or nearly so, on the keel of a ship or other vessel, to which the yards, sails and rigging are attached, and by which they are supported. A mast is a single stick, formed from the trunk of a tree, or it consists of many pieces of timber united by iron bands. Masts are of several kinds, as the main-mast, fore-mast, mizzen-mast, top-mast, top-gallant-mast, etc.
M'AST, noun The fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns. [It has no plural.]
M'ASTED, adjective Furnished with a mast or masts.
Jesus prohibited the appellation
Scriptures relating to masters of servants
Exodus 21:20-21; Exodus 21:26-27; Leviticus 19:13; Leviticus 25:43; Deuteronomy 5:14; Deuteronomy 24:14-15; Job 31:13-15; Proverbs 22:16; Proverbs 29:12; Proverbs 29:21; Jeremiah 22:13; Malachi 3:5; Romans 4:4; Ephesians 6:9; Colossians 4:1; 1 Timothy 5:18; Philippians 1:10-16; James 5:4
Good, instances of:
Unjust, instances of:
Sarah to Hagar
Laban to Jacob
Potiphar's wife to Joseph
M'ASTER, noun [Latin magister, compounded of the root of magis, major, greater.]
1. A man who rules, governs or directs either men or business. A man who owns slaves is their master; he who has servants is their master; he who has apprentices is their master; he who has apprentices is their master as he has the government and direction of them. The man who superintends and directs any business, is master or master workman.
O thou my friend, my genius, come along,
Thou master of the poet and the song.
Nations that want protectors, will have masters.
2. A director, head, or chief manager; as the master of a feast.
3. The owner; proprietor; with the idea of governing. The master of a house may be the owner, or the occupant, who has a temporary right of governing it.
It would be believed that he rather took the horse for his subject, than his master
4. A lord; a ruler; one who has supreme dominion.
Caesar, the world's great master and his own.
5. A chief; a principal; as the master root of a plant.
One master passion swallows up the rest.
6. One who has possession, and the power of controlling or using at pleasure.
When I have made myself master of a hundred thousand drachmas--
7. The commander of a merchant ship.
8. In ships of war, an officer who takes rank immediately after the lieutenants, and navigates the ship under the direction of the captain.
9. The director of a school; a teacher; an instructor.
In this sense the word is giving place to the more appropriate words teacher, instructor and preceptor; at least it is so in the United States.
10. One uncontrolled.
Let every man be master of his time.
11. An appellation of respect.
Master doctor, you have brought those drugs.
12. An appellation given to young men.
Where there are little masters and misses in a house--
13. A man eminently or perfectly skilled in any occupation, art or science. We say, a man is master of his business; a great master of music, of the flute or violin; a master of his subject, etc.
14. A title of dignity in colleges and universities; as master of Arts.
15. The chief of a society; as the Grand master of Malta, of free-masons, etc.
16. The director of ceremonies at public places, or on public occasions.
17. The president of a college.
Master in chancery, an assistant of the lord chancellor, chosen from among the barristers to sit in chancery, or at the rolls.
To be master of one's self, to have the command or control of one's own passions.
The word master has numerous applications, in all of which it has the sense of director, chief or superintendent.
As a title of respect given to adult persons, it is pronounced mister; a pronunciation which seems to have been derived from some of the northern dialects. [supra.]
M'ASTER, verb intransitive To conquer; to overpower; to subdue; to bring under control.
Obstinacy and willful neglect must be mastered, even though it costs blows.
Evil customs must be mastered by degrees.
1. To execute with skill.
I will not offer that which I cannot master
2. To rule; to govern.
--And rather father thee than master thee. [Not used.]
M'ASTER, verb intransitive To be skillful; to excel.
M'ASTERDOM, noun Dominion, rule. [Not used.]
M'ASTERFUL, adjective Having the skill of a master; also, imperious; arbitrary.
M'ASTER-HAND, noun The hand of a man eminently skillful.
M'ASTER-JEST, noun Principal jest.
M'ASTER-KEY, noun The key that opens many locks, the subordinate keys of which open only one each.
M'ASTERLESS, adjective Destitute of a master or owner.
1. Ungoverned; unsubdued.
M'ASTER-LODE, noun In mining, the principal vein of ore.
M'ASTERLY, adjective Formed or executed with superior skill; suitable to a master; most excellent; skillful; as a masterly design; a masterly performance; a masterly stroke of policy.
M'ASTERLY, adverb With the skill of a master.
Thou dost speak masterly
'I think it very masterly written, ' in Swift, is improper or unusual.
M'ASTER-PIECE, noun A capital performance; any thing done or made with superior or extraordinary skill.
This wondrous master-piece I fain would see.
1. Chief excellence or talent.
Dissimulation was his master-piece
M'ASTERSHIP, noun Dominion; rule; supreme power.
1. Superiority; preeminence.
Where noble youths for mastership should strive.
2. Chief work; master-piece. [Not used.]
3. Superior skill.
4. Title of respect; in irony.
How now, signor Launce, what new with your mastership
5. The office of president of a college, or other institution.
M'ASTER-SINEW, noun A large sinew that surrounds the hough of a horse, and divides it from the bone by a hollow place, where the wind-galls are usually seated.
M'ASTER-STRING, noun Principal string.
M'ASTER-STROKE, noun Capital performance.
M'ASTER-TOOTH, noun A principal tooth.
M'ASTER-TOUCH, noun Principal performance.
M'ASTER-WORK, noun Principal performance.
M'ASTER-WORT, noun A plant of the genus Imperatoria.
M'ASTERY, noun Dominion; power of governing or commanding.
If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the tops--
1. Superiority in competition; preeminence.
Every man that striveth for the mystery, is temperate in all things. 1 Corinthians 9:25.
2. Victory in war.
It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery Exodus 32:18.
3. Eminent skill; superior dexterity.
He could attain to a mastery in all languages.
4. Attainment of eminent skill or power.
The learning and mastery of a tongue being unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties.
M'ASTFUL, adjective [from mast.] Abounding with mast, or fruit of oak, beech and other forest trees; as the mastful chestnut.
MAS'TICATE, verb transitive [Latin mastico.] To chew; to grind with the teeth and prepare for swallowing and digestion; as, to masticate food.
MAS'TICATED, participle passive Chewed.
MAS'TICATING, participle present tense Chewing; breaking into small pieces with the teeth.
MASTICA'TION, noun The act or operation of chewing solid food, breaking it into small pieces, and mixing it with saliva; thus preparing it for deglutition, and more easy digestion in the stomach.
Mastication is a necessary preparation of solid aliment, without which there can be no good digestion.
MAS'TICATORY, adjective Chewing; adapted to perform the office of chewing food.
MAS'TICATORY, noun A substance to be chewed to increase the saliva.
MAS'TICH, noun [Latin mastiche.]
1. A resin exuding from the mastic-tree, a species of Pistacia, and obtained by incision. It is in white farinaceous tears, of a faint smell, and is used as an astringent and an aromatic. It is used also as an ingredient in drying varnishes.
2. A kind of mortar or cement.
MAS'TICOT, noun Calcined white lead; yellow oxyd of lead. Lead exposed to the air while melting, is covered with a gray, dusky pellicle. This pellicle carefully taken off, is reduced by agitation to a greenish gray powder, inclining to yellow. This oxyd, separated from the grains of lead by sifting, and exposed to a more intense heat, sufficient to make it red hot, assumes a deep yellow color. In this state it is called massicot. Massicot, slowly heated by a moderate fire, takes a beautiful red color, and obtains the name of minium.
Massicot is sometimes used by painters, and it is used as a drier in the composition of ointments and plasters.
M'ASTIFF, noun plural mastiffs. Mastives is irregular. [Low Latin mastivus.] A large species of dog, remarkable for strength and courage. Strabo informs us that the mastiffs of Britain were trained for war, and used by the Gauls in battle.
M'ASTLESS, adjective Having no mast; as a vessel.
1. Bearing no mast; as a mastless oak or beech.
MASTLIN. [See Meslin.]
MAS'TODON, noun [Gr. mamilla, and tooth.] A genus of mammiferous animals resembling the elephant, now extinct, and known only by their fossil remains. It includes the noun American mammoth.
MAS'TOID, adjective [Gr. the nipple or breast, and form.]
Resembling the nipple or breast; as the mastoid muscle; the mastoid process.
MASTRESS, for mistress, is not used.
M'ASTY, adjective Full of mast; abounding with acorns, etc.