Translation of master in Spanish:


señor, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmɑːstə//ˈmæstər/


  • 1

    (of household) señor masculine
    (of household) amo masculine
    (of animal) amo masculine
    (of animal) dueño masculine
    (of servant) amo masculine
    (of servant) patrón masculine
    I will be master in my own house! ¡en esta casa mando yo!
    • to be master of the situation/of one's destiny ser dueño de la situación/de su (or mi etc.) destino
    • The old law of master and servant saw the master as the head of the family.
    • A little more leaning around the tree and I saw two white horses, grazing while their masters were still preoccupied.
    • The head of the household was a master to whom all other members had to submit in exchange for his protection.
    • The men were getting closer, and the poor horse couldn't carry her master.
    • In these stories, the horse accompanies his master through all kinds of hardships and danger.
    • The horse walked to his master, and Haiden mounted it the best he could without his vision.
    • The third type of government in the household is that of the lord over his slaves and the master over his servants…
    • With one crack of his whip into the air, the horses followed their master's command and began their foot cadence once again.
    • The owners are not masters, but companions, say the volunteers.
    • I glared at her, the glare a maddened trapped animal gives its master.
    • But wild animals have been known to turn on their masters and well-intentioned defenders.
    • Remember also that the Guide Dog is a highly trained animal and will only heed the voice of his master.
    • The horse turned his head, regarding his master with confused eyes.
    • Even the animals knew their masters were excited, and were thus excited themselves.
    • It swam round the boat until its master, leaning over the bow, caught the animal by its short stump of a tail.
    • Buying them back from the master is disastrous, as it encourages the master to keep more slaves.
    • He was the independent master of a peasant household, whose position was protected by the king's law.
    • They had slowed down a bit a while back, the horse perhaps sensing its master's grip was not as tight, or that he was not as attentive as usual.
    • The animals on the farm revolt against their master, Jones.
    • Towns were also visited by plantation slaves, on their masters ' business or coming to sell the few vegetables and fruits they had managed to produce for market.
    • The forest was still and quiet; the horses watched their masters placidly.
    • He is a father, a master of household, a countryman, and hence a consummate member of a community.
    • His master got on after him, gave the horse a gentle kick, and she trotted towards the path leading out of the village.
    • In all hunting cultures there is an owner; sometimes a master, but more often a mistress of the beasts.
    • They also went a good distance away from the horse and its master.
    • He asked me what my business was and I told him I had a letter of introduction for the master of the household.
    • By 1640 the social structure of the island consisted of masters, servants, and slaves.
    • A white horse taking to the air, with his master astride it and the groom hanging on to the tail, represents renunciation.
    • The young people looked at all the animals flying away, at the dogs that bit their masters and were surprised at their pet's behavior.
    • In fact, young men needed willing women to assist them in assuming the status of household masters.
  • 2master of

    maestro de masculine
    maestra de feminine
    experto en masculine
    experta en feminine
    to be a past master of sth ser un maestro consumado en algo
    • When he wants to be, he is a master of the macabre and a skilled technician of suspense.
    • He above all is a master of narrative, and these speeded-up interventions lend the tale an irregular pulse.
    • The boy was a master of disguise; I could never see him until he was standing beside me, talking to me.
    • He is a master of disguise and concealment.
    • The Professor is a natural master at explaining, with great clarity, highly complex issues without losing the viewer.
    • He was a diligent preparation type of coach who really was a master of the practice.
    • Strength, compassion, honor and skill elevate the practitioner to the master.
    • The FBI agent is tough, smart, and a master of disguise.
    • It really is like camping out under the stars, said the master of the ancient craft.
    • I am far from a master, but given some of my natural abilities, I quickly rose through my apprenticeship.
    • Which brings us back to the new album, in which the master of disguise exposes his true self at last.
    • He was a master of disguise who used walnut juice to change the colour of his skin and would contort his face to avoid recognition.
    • Both have great natural charisma and both are masters at telling a story in the ring.
    • The play is a thriller about the talented Mr Tom Ripley who is a master of deceit and disguise.
    • It attracted some of the most learned, and sometimes also the most arrogant scholars of doctrine and masters of ritual practice.
    • He may be 40 this year, but he's also a master of disguise, an expert in the art of disappearing without trace.
    • Yet Maugham was one of the great masters of clever narrative and construction, with a surprising range when it came to characters.
    • I feel sure that the new generation of practitioners has no less talent than that of the great masters of the past.
    • A knight should be skilled in all weapons but a master in at least two.
    • It was indeed the activity of the geniuses, of the masters of their craft, that made the rules.
  • 3

    • 3.1(degree)

      master's master masculine
      • master's degree master
      • Master of Arts/Science poseedor de una maestría en Humanidades/Ciencias
      • So he became a full-time student to get a master's degree in finance.
      • At the early age of fourteen he graduated with the degree of master of law.
      • The number of researchers has doubled, and a larger proportion now have master's degrees and doctorates.
      • The instructor was a registered nurse who had master's degree preparation.
      • He received his bachelor's degree, master's degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
      • Both men are currently pursuing master's degrees in preparation for future careers outside the church.
      • You will need more than a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D. degree to be successful in the new millennium.
      • She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance and pedagogy.
      • Graduate study typically refers to programs that award master's or doctorate degrees.
      • He holds double bachelors and master's degrees and has an extensive background of teaching and publishing.
      • He has a law degree and a master's degree in classical studies from Columbia University.
      • Although she desired a good job, Lin knew that she was not as competent as graduates with bachelor's and master's degrees.
      • He is a graduate of UH with master's degrees in Pacific Studies and History.
      • My department offers bachelor's and master's degrees but not a doctorate.
      • After completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering, he took a masters degree and doctorate in engineering in Canada.
      • Most of them possessed master's degrees, and a few had earned their doctorates.
      • Higher education is defined as involving programs that award bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees.
      • I attended Oxford, and graduated with a master's degree in liberal arts.
      • Some had master's and doctorate degrees, and some were Party members.
      • He spent six years at the university before graduating with a master's degree in physics.

    • 3.2British (teacher)

      (in secondary school) profesor masculine
      (in primary school) maestro masculine
      • There was famously, possibly apocryphally, a public school classics master who took early retirement to go and become a Masai wife.
      • The master of the public school said he was unable to make any further comment.
      • In 1884 he went to Lancing College as a sixth-form master, developing an interest in Roman epigraphy in his leisure.
      • He is the school's third master, a housemaster and its head of Christian Theology.
      • All the cricketing vices for which prep school masters rebuke their charges were there.
      • Look at him, walking around like he's the day master at a boarding school.
      • At high school he was lucky to have a great hockey enthusiast as his school master.
      • The games master would insist on everyone rattling along the floor, pounding on the springboard and doing amazing acrobatics above the large wooden horse.
      • Le Carré first met Green when the latter was chaplain and assistant master at Sherborne School, Dorset.
      • Gone are the days when schools had masters, who commanded respect be it in the classroom or on the playing fields.
      • He heard some of the teachers and the academy master sorting through names.
      • Although he was a languages teacher, he was originally taken on at the school as a PE master.
      • When he protested his innocence, his schoolmates sided with the master.
      • He played the role throughout the series but his fellow pupils and the masters of Greyfriars School were portrayed by different actors during the show's long run.
      • To earn a living he became the art master in a school for young ladies in Liverpool.
      • He noted that in most schools the art master was often not given much importance.
      • The master rattled off numbers at speed to be added, multiplied, etc and at the end hands shot up.
      • Then from 1874 to 1892 he was mathematics and science master at Glasgow High School.
      • From 1857 until 1865 he was mathematics master at Harrow School.

    • 3.3(of college)

      director masculine
      directora feminine
      • He held the regius chair of Greek at Oxford for nearly 40 years and was master of Balliol College for more than 20 years.
      • The rogue gave the master of the college as referee, but in view of his story, the bank opened the account and collected the cheque without making enquiries.
      • The essays have to be attested by the class teacher or the head masters of the respective school.
      • First there was a general interview at which the candidates were grilled by the master, dean, senior tutor, and fellows of the subject.

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    capitán masculine
    • He was now the master of three ships and employed over two-dozen individuals.
    • The master of the ship gives him a look of reproach, but says nothing.
    • First, you are a ship's master called upon to rescue some 430 people in the Indian Ocean.
    • A mariner emerges from the hatchway and climbs the rigging, while below the boatswain and ship's master are thrown about on deck.
    • The assured, if not present, would receive notice of the disaster from his agent, the master of the ship.
    • Heather, who will work with three crew, qualified as a ship's master in 1979.
    • Safety used to be a matter for the ship's master but he now has a computer programme in his office to alert him whenever a scheduled safety inspection is due on any of his boats.
    • What the plaintiffs did then was to sue the purchasers of the indigo, which had been sold by the master of the ship, for the balance.
    • The master of the ship was in command at the time of the incident.
    • As dawn broke, with the master's consent, sailors from the ship boarded the vessel.
    • The term used here refers to the command of a ship's master to his men, or a military officer to his soldiers.
    • The boatswain and master of the ship appear to say that it has been magically repaired and that the crew is safe.
    • The ship's master, observing this, remarked, ‘I would give a hundred guineas for the faith of that child’.
    • Long ago masters of ships found it comforting to find such beacons of light in the darkness.
    • During the trip, Jones unexpectedly became the ship's master when its captain and first mate died suddenly.
    • A large island was named Thistle's Island, after the ship's master and one of the eight drowned.
    • Your Honour, there were two parties prosecuted in each case, the master of the ship and the owner of the ship.
    • Three crew members, including the ship's master, are being questioned, according to a government statement.
    • They were able to swim down and then out of the hull to join eight other tourists and the yacht's master on the deck linking the hulls of the upturned craft.
    • When the passage was half over, I observed the ship's master in tears arguing with his men, which made me very uneasy.
  • 5Master

    • 5.1History
      (as form of address used by servants)

      el señor
      (to younger man) señorito
      you called, master? ¿llamaba el señor?
      • But I'd look between the benches at young master Charles on the playing field and think, that's where I should be.
      • Young Master John, please to understand it is not wise to disrespect and interrupt your elders if you wish to benefit from their knowledge and wisdom.
      • Master Charles readily assented to his mother's proposal, and proceeded at once to the smoke-house to let Maria out.
      • Bronte depicts young Master John Reed as virtually a paradigm of the Victorian bad boy, wallowing in gluttony, sadism, and a host of other deadly sins.

    • 5.2(on letters to young boys)


  • 6

    • 6.1Computing
      (controlling device)

      terminal maestro masculine
      • All the episodes are taken from original video masters, and now and then you notice some video noise or interference from their age.
      • The final activities prior to pressing the master disc were completed during this phase.
      • The soundtrack master seems to have been in good shape, as there is little trace of any kind of background distortions or hiss.
      • The videos all look fairly good, as if derived from the original masters.
      • Make sure to send the master because making a copy lowers the video quality so much that a company will automatically reject it.
      • Much less, don't be offended if they take the master tapes home and record over them.
      • Most of their tapes are masters from Japan so you get the best audio and video quality.
      • Carrying sufficient spatial resolution and bit depth in the digital master to meet foreseeable uses comes at some cost.
      • The final step is to transfer from the MiniDV master tape to VHS using the camcorder's phono outputs.
      • The transfers are as good as they can be, given the state of the video master tapes these were culled from.
      • The Sydney-based production company was willing to dub episodes from the masters, but only at a prohibitive cost.
      • They also want to own your master recordings and copyrights forever.
      • The quality is also poor because the transfer was taken from a tape master rather than the original 35 mm print.
      • She admits that she has misplaced the masters of some of her earliest films and welcomes the new requirement.
      • But the NFB gave me the opportunity to make new masters of all of my films, so I went in with a colourist to make them visually perfect.
      • Whenever a machine becomes master, it takes over the virtual server address and continues with its original.
      • I do not fault BFS Video for this, as the aforementioned problems seem to stem from the original master.
      • The main advantage of the cluster is that the computation power depends on the number of computers one adds to the master machine.
      • The master and slave devices are connected by a single address bus, a write data bus and a read data bus.
      • One device acts as a master and the devices connected to it act as slaves.

    • 6.2Audio Computing Printing
      (for copies)

      original masculine

  • 7also master card

    tarjeta maestra feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fear/impulse) dominar
    (difficulty) vencer
    • I still don't like doing it and have to psych myself up to it but I am starting to master the fear.
    • This is an integral part of the perspective to overcome class antagonisms and enable the working class to master society.
    • I'm not sure if you'll find an easy answer: mastering control of your dreams enough to wake up at will may be a skill that takes a while to learn.
    • She threw her hands up in joy when she managed to master it.
    • I sighed heavily, relived that he was not ill, but now trying to master a new fear.
    • In a sense, change is a sacred event that can be welcomed by the therapist, but not mastered or controlled.
    • At the same time, she says that mastering anxiety and fear by going through with the thing you're afraid of is a very powerful part of the thrill.
    • How he completed those missions, and mastered his fear, is the story he has set out to tell.
    • You get a special hug if you guess who masters his fears and helps solve the puzzle.
    • Jack and Mike laughed out loud at his reaction, watched as he unsuccessfully tried to master his fear and loathing.
    • Even people outside of these niches would have something to gain by mastering this device.
    • Humans then have a God given right to control and master nature.
    • Not only did they master the elements but they showed some beautiful ball control in the process.
    • He'd insisted that the best way to master one's fears was to confront them.
    • But he was mastered by his fears and Lee's relentless aggressiveness, and his promising campaign came to nothing.
    • The good news is that once you master your emotions, you can gain an edge.
    • Soldiers need to be sensitized to the effects of fear and have tools to master their fears.
    • Personality explores what it is that makes us who we are and uncovers the universal battle to master our emotions and control our behaviour.
    • I managed to master the impulse as I watched my drama friends do awesome in the first half of the first act.
    • The majority of Asian cultures regard man as part of nature and believe that man should not try to overcome or master nature but should learn to adapt to it harmoniously.
  • 2

    (technique/subject) llegar a dominar
    • For instance, a career in classical music is available to only a few privileged individuals; most people do not have the leisure to devote their lives to mastering the musical arts.
    • Everyone's goal is to learn and master this martial art as far as possible.
    • There's always a new skill to be mastered or a new technique to be learned.
    • He studied his opponents, learned their moves and dedicated himself to mastering the techniques necessary to stop them.
    • A 15-year-old girl would be tattooed on the cheeks when she had mastered the art of weaving.
    • It was a time when creating a role meant believing in the art rather than simply mastering the technique.
    • As with most photographic techniques, mastering the technique is the easy part.
    • No other society has mastered this art as well as we have.
    • The level of skill and courage needed to master the dangerous art of skateboarding at its highest level is truly awesome.
    • Without mastering the basic techniques before adding new ones, it's impossible to really practise well.
    • Some of them possess the skills of astute politicians, and others have mastered the art of the political game.
    • Alex can ride the unicycle, lie on a bed of nails, spin plates, juggle, deliver gags and is now mastering the art of puppetry.
    • Besides exercising, you need to learn to master the art of relaxing mentally and not worry about everything around you.
    • A student must pass 10 levels of the training programme to master the art.
    • Artists and craftsmen learn and master the techniques of their craft and pass on the traditions to their sons and daughters.
    • He was a wonderful architect and builder of fiction, who had mastered the art of the novel through years of sustained writing.
    • His technique of completely mastering a topic before drawing it allowed for this high level of demonstrative skill.
    • Since there is so much to learn, they often feel it is a waste of time to master any one subject or skill.
    • The people that dwelled here 8,000 years ago had learned to irrigate the land by means of canals and ditches, and had mastered the arts of agriculture.
    • Treatment strategies for asthma include daily self-management that relies on acquiring and mastering specific knowledge and skills.


  • 1

    master baker/builder maestro panadero/de obras masculine
    • You don't need to be a master carpenter, but some basic skills and basic tools are necessary.
    • In this way, the book is only practical for the master carpenter but perhaps not the apprentice.
    • We have neglected vocational training, which can be given only in the workplace by experienced master craftsmen.
    • I can't think of a finer person to have taught me the sport-he was a master technician who had a real knack for dealing with kids.
    • Our country has the pride of having master craftsmen who carve out exquisite products with their deft hands.
  • 2

    (main, principal)
    (key/switch) maestro
    • The master bathroom alone was larger than some apartments I've lived in.
    • Straight ahead is the master bath, which separates the master bedroom on the left and the guest room/study on the right.
    • There is also room for eight guests in the four ensuite cabins, including a master stateroom and VIP bedroom.
    • The master bedroom is ensuite and has a walk-in wardrobe with shelves.
    • On the first floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite shower room and balcony, and a second bedroom/study.
    • I've added this season's performances to my master list of my 50 favorite performances.
    • A circular whirlpool tub takes spotlight in the splendid master bathroom, facing the huge walk-in shower.
    • There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spa-like master suite with a steam shower.
    • The master brake cylinder is now made of aluminum - better overall quality.
    • I scored the first victory of the weekend by claiming the master bedroom - a sumptuous affair with a bay window and a lovely view of the river.
  • 3

    the master race la raza superior
  • 4

    (tape) original
    (tape) matriz
    master copy original masculine
    • master disk disco maestro
    • master file archivo maestro
    • master spy jefe de espías