Translation of master in Spanish:


señor, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmæstər//ˈmɑːstə/


  • 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
    you can't serve two masters no se puede servir a Dios y al diablo
    • 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 (/ mi etc. ) destino
    • to be one's own master no tener que darle cuentas a nadie
    • In fact, young men needed willing women to assist them in assuming the status of household masters.
    • Buying them back from the master is disastrous, as it encourages the master to keep more slaves.
    • The head of the household was a master to whom all other members had to submit in exchange for his protection.
    • In all hunting cultures there is an owner; sometimes a master, but more often a mistress of the beasts.
    • 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.
    • But wild animals have been known to turn on their masters and well-intentioned defenders.
    • The horse walked to his master, and Haiden mounted it the best he could without his vision.
    • With one crack of his whip into the air, the horses followed their master's command and began their foot cadence once again.
    • I glared at her, the glare a maddened trapped animal gives its master.
    • It swam round the boat until its master, leaning over the bow, caught the animal by its short stump of a tail.
    • By 1640 the social structure of the island consisted of masters, servants, and slaves.
    • The forest was still and quiet; the horses watched their masters placidly.
    • Even the animals knew their masters were excited, and were thus excited themselves.
    • The men were getting closer, and the poor horse couldn't carry her master.
    • Remember also that the Guide Dog is a highly trained animal and will only heed the voice of his master.
    • 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.
    • He was the independent master of a peasant household, whose position was protected by the king's law.
    • He asked me what my business was and I told him I had a letter of introduction for the master of the household.
    • A white horse taking to the air, with his master astride it and the groom hanging on to the tail, represents renunciation.
    • They also went a good distance away from the horse and its master.
    • The third type of government in the household is that of the lord over his slaves and the master over his servants…
    • His master got on after him, gave the horse a gentle kick, and she trotted towards the path leading out of the village.
    • He is a father, a master of household, a countryman, and hence a consummate member of a community.
    • The old law of master and servant saw the master as the head of the family.
    • The owners are not masters, but companions, say the volunteers.
    • A little more leaning around the tree and I saw two white horses, grazing while their masters were still preoccupied.
    • The horse turned his head, regarding his master with confused eyes.
    • 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.
    • In these stories, the horse accompanies his master through all kinds of hardships and danger.
    • The animals on the farm revolt against their master, Jones.
  • 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
    • It really is like camping out under the stars, said the master of the ancient craft.
    • The play is a thriller about the talented Mr Tom Ripley who is a master of deceit and disguise.
    • Which brings us back to the new album, in which the master of disguise exposes his true self at last.
    • It attracted some of the most learned, and sometimes also the most arrogant scholars of doctrine and masters of ritual practice.
    • The FBI agent is tough, smart, and a master of disguise.
    • 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.
    • Yet Maugham was one of the great masters of clever narrative and construction, with a surprising range when it came to characters.
    • A knight should be skilled in all weapons but a master in at least two.
    • The Professor is a natural master at explaining, with great clarity, highly complex issues without losing the viewer.
    • It was indeed the activity of the geniuses, of the masters of their craft, that made the rules.
    • When he wants to be, he is a master of the macabre and a skilled technician of suspense.
    • Both have great natural charisma and both are masters at telling a story in the ring.
    • I am far from a master, but given some of my natural abilities, I quickly rose through my apprenticeship.
    • The boy was a master of disguise; I could never see him until he was standing beside me, talking to me.
    • Strength, compassion, honor and skill elevate the practitioner to the master.
    • He may be 40 this year, but he's also a master of disguise, an expert in the art of disappearing without trace.
    • He was a diligent preparation type of coach who really was a master of the practice.
    • He above all is a master of narrative, and these speeded-up interventions lend the tale an irregular pulse.
    • I feel sure that the new generation of practitioners has no less talent than that of the great masters of the past.
    • He is a master of disguise and concealment.
  • 3

    • 3.1(degree)

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

    • 3.2British (teacher)

      (in secondary school) profesor masculine
      (in primary school) maestro masculine
      • All the cricketing vices for which prep school masters rebuke their charges were there.
      • 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.
      • The master rattled off numbers at speed to be added, multiplied, etc and at the end hands shot up.
      • 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.
      • The games master would insist on everyone rattling along the floor, pounding on the springboard and doing amazing acrobatics above the large wooden horse.
      • Gone are the days when schools had masters, who commanded respect be it in the classroom or on the playing fields.
      • In 1884 he went to Lancing College as a sixth-form master, developing an interest in Roman epigraphy in his leisure.
      • 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.
      • He is the school's third master, a housemaster and its head of Christian Theology.
      • From 1857 until 1865 he was mathematics master at Harrow School.
      • At high school he was lucky to have a great hockey enthusiast as his school master.
      • He heard some of the teachers and the academy master sorting through names.
      • Look at him, walking around like he's the day master at a boarding school.
      • He noted that in most schools the art master was often not given much importance.
      • Le Carré first met Green when the latter was chaplain and assistant master at Sherborne School, Dorset.
      • Then from 1874 to 1892 he was mathematics and science master at Glasgow High School.
      • To earn a living he became the art master in a school for young ladies in Liverpool.

    • 3.3(of college)

      director masculine
      directora feminine
      • First there was a general interview at which the candidates were grilled by the master, dean, senior tutor, and fellows of the subject.
      • 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.
      • 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 essays have to be attested by the class teacher or the head masters of the respective school.

  • 4

    capitán masculine
    • When the passage was half over, I observed the ship's master in tears arguing with his men, which made me very uneasy.
    • The ship's master, observing this, remarked, ‘I would give a hundred guineas for the faith of that child’.
    • The boatswain and master of the ship appear to say that it has been magically repaired and that the crew is safe.
    • During the trip, Jones unexpectedly became the ship's master when its captain and first mate died suddenly.
    • Heather, who will work with three crew, qualified as a ship's master in 1979.
    • 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.
    • The master of the ship gives him a look of reproach, but says nothing.
    • The master of the ship was in command at the time of the incident.
    • The assured, if not present, would receive notice of the disaster from his agent, the master of the ship.
    • 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.
    • Three crew members, including the ship's master, are being questioned, according to a government statement.
    • Long ago masters of ships found it comforting to find such beacons of light in the darkness.
    • A large island was named Thistle's Island, after the ship's master and one of the eight drowned.
    • A mariner emerges from the hatchway and climbs the rigging, while below the boatswain and ship's master are thrown about on deck.
    • 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.
    • First, you are a ship's master called upon to rescue some 430 people in the Indian Ocean.
    • 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.
    • He was now the master of three ships and employed over two-dozen individuals.
    • Your Honour, there were two parties prosecuted in each case, the master of the ship and the owner of the ship.
  • 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.
      • Master Charles readily assented to his mother's proposal, and proceeded at once to the smoke-house to let Maria out.
      • 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.
      • 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, as form of address used by servants)


  • 6

    • 6.1Computing
      (controlling device)

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

    • 6.2Printing Computing Audio
      (for copies)

      original masculine

  • 7also master card

    tarjeta maestra feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fear/impulse) dominar
    (difficulty) vencer
  • 2

    (subject/technique) llegar a dominar


  • 1

    master baker/builder maestro panadero/de obras masculine
  • 2

    (main, principal)
    (switch/key) maestro
  • 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 jefa de espías