Definition of Mastery

1. Noun. Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity. "A good command of French"

Exact synonyms: Command, Control
Generic synonyms: Skillfulness
Derivative terms: Control, Control, Master



2. Noun. Power to dominate or defeat. "Mastery of the seas"

3. Noun. The act of mastering or subordinating someone.
Exact synonyms: Subordination
Generic synonyms: Domination
Derivative terms: Master, Subordinate

Definition of Mastery

1. n. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.

Definition of Mastery

1. Noun. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority. ¹

2. Noun. Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Contest for superiority. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A masterly operation; a feat. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) The philosopher's stone. ¹

6. Noun. The act or process of mastering; the state of having mastered; expertise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mastery

1. superior knowledge or skill [n -TERIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mastery

masterpoints
masters-at-arms
masters of ceremonies
mastership
masterships
mastersinger
mastersingers
masterstroke
masterstrokes
mastertone
mastertones
masterwork
masterworks
masterwort
masterworts
mastery (current term)
mastery motive
mastful
masthead
mastheaded
mastheading
mastheads
masthouse
masthouses
mastic
masticable
masticate
masticated
masticater
masticaters

Literary usage of Mastery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Brief History of the Great War by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1920)
"COMPLETION OF GERMAN mastery OF THE NEAR EAST In October and November, 1915, Germany had taken two important steps toward the mastery ..."

2. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"It is to be added to what before was said of Nickleby, that it established beyond dispute his mastery of dialogue, or that power of making mastery of ..."

3. Mind (1902)
"THE THRONE OF mastery. BY FREDERIC W. BURRY. No movement of modern times can compare with the New Thought movement for definite, practical results. ..."

4. The Poems of William Dunbar by William Dunbar, Aeneas James George Mackay, George Powell McNeill (1893)
"DUNBAR'S mastery OF METRE. The mastery of metre, which is the third point of Dun- bar's excellence, has often been remarked. It has been carefully studied ..."

5. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1911)
"mastery OF DEATH BY OW FIRKINS I SOMETIMES think I should be glad to die, Because with ... The thought of death is death's true mastery, Felt by the living. ..."

6. The Yoga-system of Patañjali: Or, The Ancient Hindu Doctrine of by Patañjali, Vyāsa, Vācaspatimiśra (1914)
"But this mastery which is this singleness-of-intent is the complete [mastery]. ... As a result of this [withdrawal] there is complete mastery of the organs. ..."

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