masterly

Definitions

  • "The dog hailed his master as he passed."
    "The dog hailed his master as he passed."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj masterly having or revealing supreme mastery or skill "a consummate artist","consummate skill","a masterful speaker","masterful technique","a masterly performance of the sonata","a virtuoso performance"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'My master wishes to speak with you.'" "'My master wishes to speak with you.'"
PUSS ASKS HELP FOR HIS MASTER PUSS ASKS HELP FOR HIS MASTER
The Master of Ringing Island--5-03-544 The Master of Ringing Island--5-03-544
The Master-Maid with the Glass Axe The Master-Maid with the Glass Axe
THE MASTER OF THE GULL LIGHTSHIP WRITING THE LOG THE MASTER OF THE GULL LIGHTSHIP WRITING THE LOG
THE DOG WHO LOST HIS MASTER. VOL. XVII.—NO. 5 THE DOG WHO LOST HIS MASTER. VOL. XVII.—NO. 5
The Master of Physical Science The Master of Physical Science
Back cover - Master Lewis and the boys Back cover - Master Lewis and the boys

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Ancient Egypt, cats were often buried with their masters, or in a special cemetary for cats
    • Masterly Imperious; domineering; arbitrary.
    • Masterly Suitable to, or characteristic of, a master; indicating thorough knowledge or superior skill and power; showing a master's hand; as, a masterly design; a masterly performance; a masterly policy. "A wise and masterly inactivity."
    • adv Masterly With the skill of a master. "Thou dost speak masterly ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Fuzzy Zoeller defeated Tom Watson and Ed Sneed in the first sudden-death playoff at The Masters in 1979.
    • masterly Pertaining to or characteristic of a master; characteristic of one who is master of his art or subject.
    • masterly Acting like a master; imperious; domineering; masterful.
    • masterly In a masterly manner; with the skill or ability of a master.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rembrandt died broke. A friend had to come up with the $5.20 it cost to bury the great master.
    • adj Masterly like a master: with the skill of a master: skilful: excellent: overbearing
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Men at sometime are the masters of their fate.”
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    “No man is free who is not a master of himself.”
  • William Ernest Henley
    William Ernest Henley
    “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.”
  • Josiah Gilbert Holland
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    “Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “Gold will be slave or master.”
  • C.R. Lawton
    C.R. Lawton
    “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. maistre (Fr. maître)—L. magister, from root of magnus, great.

Usage

In literature:

My master was Mr. Ray, he made me call him Mr. Ray, wouldent let me call him Master.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Their master Mr. Frank Hall was very kind to them and considerate in his treatment of them.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
When a man named McCalla, his reputed master, came with an officer to reclaim the fugitive, Burnett and his family resisted them.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
Her master was named John Douglass and my father's master was named T.A.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
No matter; they have existed these hundreds of years, Masters of the Forest, and faithful servants of the dukes of St. Quentin.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
But there are two of these works which we cannot pass unnoticed: the CHRONICUM SCOTORUM and the ANNALS OF THE FOUR MASTERS.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
Of course the Master of the Ceremonies in the Day-nursery was Master Pennybet.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
The reviewer said of the fun in "The Hoosier School-Master:" "This is humor laughing to keep from bursting into tears.
"The Hoosier Schoolmaster" by Edward Eggleston
Some of this music had been submitted to the master previously.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
His master was Hung-chuen Lao-tsu.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
The master called me a stupid visionary, and gave me the sack.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
Master John, if you please, to a lad of his years and stature.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Master Francis was not a pretty child like the others.
"Nurse Heatherdale's Story" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
He saw there was no chance of mastering such a torrential style in Paris, or, for that matter, in Germany.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
But Master Francis, Master Francis!
"The Story of Francis Cludde" by Stanley J. Weyman
Gourlay beheld them approaching as well as did the friar, and again waited on the great Master with awe and trembling.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Hogg
It is nigh the end though, master, as thou seest; so I have warned mother Jewuni, the death tender.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
Relation to master and mate; duty aloft and about decks; working ship, 156.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
Where is your master, I say?
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
Begs him to speak to Master Paston to get him the money.
"The Paston Letters, Volume IV (of 6)"
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In poetry:

Might makes no master
Here any longer;
Sword is not swayer;
Here e'en the gods are
Selfish no more.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
O master of the pageant,
Maker of night and day,
Is this a theme for glory,--
To give and take away ?
"The Eternal Infant" by Manmohan Ghose
COUNT.
Our royal master is deceived!
No traitor I!--My loyal heart
Spurns with disdain so base a part!
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act II" by George Pope Morris
And phansy with what joy
The master did regard
His dearly bluvd lost oss again
Trot in the stable yard!
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray
"I patted wi my foot, master,
Till a' my bridles rang,
But the mair that I did patt,
Waken woud ye nane."
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang
The Master smiled
Exceeding tenderly. "Yea! I spake thus,
Dear Kisagotami! But didst thou find
The seed?"
"The Pure Sacrifice Of Buddha" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

As someone who usually does her makeup on the train ride to work, airbrush makeup would, for me, be at the very top of the list of impossible-to-master beauty techniques.
Just consider the words of these master artists and then take act.
Master Sgt Nick Choy/Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.
Mahr's Air Gage Uses Single- or Dual-Master Air Tooling.
A gallery of tips from 15 master modelers, more than 200 step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, and paint projects for every skill level will help readers elevate the appearance of their models through airbrushing .
Paul Thomas Anderson, director of The Master, an accidental auteur : Howell.
"The forms themselves appear closely related to the all-enveloping cobi jada costumes of Vejer de la Frontera," – the dress in a region of the master couturier's Spanish homeland.
Truth be told, it took us a minute to believe this ad was real and not a fan's masterful Polyvore page.
The master Spanish designer's debt to the working class.
She is studying for a master's degree in public health at Columbia University.
Most masters used for setting comparative gages look like everyday gage blocks, master rings or discs.
Relógios Rolex: GMT Master II GMT Master II Displaying 1 to 9 (of 9 products).
The Kansas Master Farmer- Master Homemaker program is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension.
Giorgio Milos, Master Barista for Trieste, Italy-based illycaffè, travels throughout the US, hosting illy Master Barista Series events at leading cafes and gourmet retailers, and training staff at top restaurants and hotels.
This week in London the auction houses join dozens of galleries by hosting sales of old master & British paintings during the city's Old Masters Week.
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In science:

This notation is convenient since X2 is a master symmetry which raises the degrees of invariants and Poisson tensors by 2 each time.
Multiple Hamiltonian structure of Bogoyavlensky-Toda lattices
Finally we note the action of the first master symmetry on Pn = √det L: X2(Pn ) = PnH2 .
Multiple Hamiltonian structure of Bogoyavlensky-Toda lattices
Using condition (b) of Oevel’s theorem (for the negative operator) we can express πt as the Lie derivative of πs in the direction of a master symmetry.
Multiple Hamiltonian structure of Bogoyavlensky-Toda lattices
The tensor in the positive hierarchy is the Lie derivative of the tensor in the negative hierarchy in the direction of a suitable master symmetry and the argument of the theorem shows that they are compatible.
Multiple Hamiltonian structure of Bogoyavlensky-Toda lattices
It addresses, at a theoretical physics level, the evolution of master equations describing open quantum systems in which the components of the Lindblad generator are slowly varying functions of time.
General Adiabatic Evolution with a Gap Condition
Master’s thesis, ILLC, University of Amsterdam, 2003.
Modal languages for topology: expressivity and definability
In Ref. a connection was made between the Langevin and the master equations.
Mode statistics in random lasers
Different parameterizations of this master Lagrangian yield different inequivalent models for GCG, such as the one studied here and the one in .
Remarks on the Generalized Chaplygin Gas
Very recently, Thiemann and Han & Ma proved the existence of the physical Hilbert space in the context of the master program using spectral techniques.
Three Dimensional Loop Quantum Gravity: Particles and the Quantum Double
Anton, Fractional master equations and fractal time random walks, Phys.
Continuous time random walk and parametric subordination in fractional diffusion
Mainardi, Uncoupled continuous-time random walks: Solution and limiting behavior of the master equation, Phys.
Continuous time random walk and parametric subordination in fractional diffusion
An “orbital-master spin-slave” relationship exists between these two degrees of freedom for the manganites with strong Jahn-Teller coupling.
Coexistence of long-ranged charge and orbital order and spin-glass state in single-layered manganites with weak quenched disorder
In recent years a number of master equations have been proposed for random walk models that turn out to be beyond the classical Brownian motion, see e.g.
Discrete random walk models for space-time fractional diffusion
You quickly master the steps of the algorithm.
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
You quickly master the steps of the algorithm.
Paths Beyond Local Search: A Nearly Tight Bound for Randomized Fixed-Point Computation
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