May 9, 2014 - Word of the Day: master
A person who masters a skill or becomes a master is very good at doing a particular activity. (particular = specific)
- Luis is a master chef.
- He has mastered the art of cooking.
- Charmaine is a master when it comes to putting on an event. She's very good at organizing things.
- English teachers hope their students will master grammar and usage skills.
- Li mastered the formation of the present tense after completing lessons in the Blue and Red levels.
- The magician we saw last night was a master at creating optical illusions.
- Large art museums may contain hundreds or thousands of masterpieces. (masterpiece = art or some other created object that demonstrates a person's great skill.)
- The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the world's most famous masterpieces of art.
He has mastered the art of painting on a canvas.
There are a few other ways of using the word "master."
- A master of ceremonies is a person who does all of the speaking at an event. He or she talks about the event, introduces people, and sometimes gives a speech. "Master of ceremonies" is often shortened to "M.C."
- Richard served as M.C. at the banquet.
- A person who owns a dog is that dog's master.
- A dog knows its master's voice.
- After getting a bachelor's degree, many people continue their education by pursuing a master's degree.
- It can take two or three years to get a master's degree.
- Nadia is working on a master's degree in business. She wants to get an M.B.A. (master of business administration)
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