Synonyms of master in English:

master


See definition of master

noun

1‘he acceded to his master's wishes’

SYNONYMS
lord, overlord, lord and master, ruler, sovereign, monarch, liege, liege lord, suzerain
overseer, superintendent, director, manager, controller, leader, governor, commander, padrone, captain, head, headman, boss, principal, employer, foreman
informal chief, top dog, honcho, head honcho, Big Chief, Big Daddy
British informal gaffer, guv'nor
North American informal kahuna, sachem
ANTONYMS

servant, underling

2‘he's a master of disguise’

SYNONYMS
expert, adept, genius, past master, maestro, virtuoso, professional, doyen, authority, pundit, master hand, prodigy, grandmaster, champion, star
informal ace, pro, wizard, whizz, wiz, hotshot, ninja
British informal dab hand
North American informal maven, crackerjack
ANTONYMS

amateur, novice

3‘the dog's pining for his master’

SYNONYMS
owner, keeper

4‘the master of the ship’

SYNONYMS
captain, skipper, commander

5‘the geography master’

SYNONYMS
teacher, schoolteacher, schoolmaster, tutor, instructor, pedagogue
rare preceptor
ANTONYMS

pupil

6‘they regarded him as their spiritual master’

SYNONYMS
guru, teacher, spiritual leader, guide, mentor, torch-bearer, swami, roshi, maharishi
ANTONYMS

acolyte, disciple

7‘you can make a copy from the master’

SYNONYMS
original, archetype, prototype
ANTONYMS

copy


verb

1‘I managed to master my fears’

SYNONYMS
overcome, conquer, beat, quell, quash, suppress, control, repress, restrain, overpower, triumph over, subdue, vanquish, subjugate, hegemonize, prevail over, govern, curb, check, bridle, tame, defeat, get the better of, get a grip on, get over, gain mastery over
informal lick
ANTONYMS

give way to

2‘it took him ages to master the technique’

SYNONYMS
learn, learn thoroughly, become proficient in, know inside out, know backwards, become expert in, acquire, pick up, grasp, understand
informal get the hang of, get clued up about, get off by heart

adjective

1‘a master craftsman’

SYNONYMS
expert, adept, proficient, skilled, skilful, deft, dexterous, adroit, practised, experienced, masterly, accomplished, demon, brilliant
informal crack, ace, mean, wizard
North American informal crackerjack
vulgar slang shit-hot
archaic, humorous compleat

2‘the master bedroom’

SYNONYMS
principal, main, chief, leading, prime, predominant, foremost, great, grand, most important, biggest

3‘his master plan’

SYNONYMS
controlling, ruling, directing, commanding, dominating, overall