Masterdom to Match
(Mas"ter*dom) n. [Master + -dom.] Dominion; rule; command. [R.] Shak.
1. Inclined to play the master; domineering; imperious; arbitrary. Dryden.
2. Having the skill or power of a master; indicating or expressing power or mastery.
His masterful, pale face.Mrs. Browning.
(Mas"ter*ful*ly), adv. In a masterful manner; imperiously.
A lawless and rebellious man who held lands masterfully and in high contempt of the royal authority.Macaulay.
(Mas"ter*hood) n. The state of being a master; hence, disposition to command or hector.
(Mas"ter*less), a. Destitute of a master or owner; ungoverned or ungovernable. Mas"ter*less*ness,
(Mas"ter*li*ness) n. The quality or state of being masterly; ability to control wisely or skillfully.
1. 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." Sir J. Mackintosh.
2. Imperious; domineering; arbitrary.
(Mas"ter*ly), adv. With the skill of a master.
Thou dost speak masterly.Shak.
(Mas"ter*ous) a. Masterly. [Obs.] Milton.
(Mas"ter*piece`) n. Anything done or made with extraordinary skill; a capital performance; a
chef- d'uvre; a supreme achievement.
The top and masterpiece of art.South.
Dissimulation was his masterpiece.Claredon.
1. The state or office of a master.
2. Mastery; dominion; superior skill; superiority.
Where noble youths for mastership should strive.Driden.
3. Chief work; masterpiece. [Obs.] Dryden.
4. An ironical title of respect.
How now, seignior Launce ! what news with your mastership ?Shak.