NounMastery (usually uncountable; plural masteries)
- The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.
- If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the tops. Sir W. Raleigh.
- Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence.
- The voice of them that shout for mastery. Exodus. xxxii. 18.
- Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. 1 Corinthians. ix. 25.
- O, but to have gulled him Had been a mastery. B. Jonson.
- (obsolete) Contest for superiority. Holland.
- (obsolete) A masterly operation; a feat.
- I will do a maistrie ere I go. Chaucer.
- (obsolete) Specifically, the philosopher's stone.
- The act or process of mastering; the state of having mastered.
- He could attain to a mastery in all languages. Tillotson.
- The learning and mastery of a tongue, being unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties. Locke.
Cadmean victory, KO, Pyrrhic victory, Waterloo, ability, acme, address, adeptness, adroitness, aedileship, airmanship, apprehension, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, ascendancy, authority, authorization, be-all and end-all, beating, bishopric, blue ribbon, bravura, brilliance, capability, capacity, chairmanship, championship, chancellery, chancellorate, chancellorship, charisma, charm, chiefery, chiefry, chieftaincy, chieftainry, chieftainship, clairvoyance, claws, cleverness, clout, clutches, collapse, command, competence, competency, comprehension, conception, conceptualization, condition, conquering, conquest, consequence, consulate, consulship, control, coordination, craft, craftsmanship, crash, credit, cunning, deanery, deathblow, debacle, defeat, deftness, destruction, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, dictatorship, dictature, diplomacy, directorship, dominance, domination, dominion, downfall, drubbing, easy victory, effect, effectiveness, efficiency, eminence, emirate, enchantment, episcopacy, esteem, expertise, expertism, expertness, facility, failure, fall, favor, finesse, first place, first prize, fitness, fittedness, force, foreknowledge, good feeling, governorship, grace, grand slam, grasp, grip, gripe, hand, handiness, hands, headship, hegemony, height, helm, hiding, hierarchy, highest, hold, horsemanship, ideation, imperium, importance, incidental power, influence, influentiality, ingeniousness, ingenuity, insinuation, intellection, intelligence, iron hand, jurisdiction, kingship, knack, knockout, know-how, lambasting, landslide, landslide victory, lathering, leadership, leverage, licking, lordship, magistracy, magistrateship, magistrature, magnetism, management, marksmanship, masterdom, mastership, maturity, maximum, mayoralty, mayorship, mental grasp, metropolitanate, metropolitanship, might, moment, moral victory, most, ne plus ultra, new high, nobility, overcoming, overthrow, overturn, palms, papacy, paramountcy, pashadom, pashalic, patriarchate, patriarchy, personality, persuasion, picnic, pontificality, pontificate, popedom, popehood, popeship, potency, power, practical ability, precognition, predominance, prefectship, prefecture, prehension, premiership, preparedness, preponderance, presidency, presidentship, pressure, prestige, primacy, prime-ministership, prime-ministry, princedom, princeship, principality, proconsulate, proconsulship, proficiency, protectorate, protectorship, provostry, provostship, prowess, purchase, pushover, qualification, quickness, quietus, readiness, record, rectorate, rectorship, regency, regentship, reign, reins of government, repute, resource, resourcefulness, ripeness, ruin, rule, ruling class, runaway victory, savoir-faire, savvy, say, seamanship, seasoning, seigniory, seneschalship, seneschalsy, sheikhdom, sheriffalty, sheriffcy, sheriffdom, shrievalty, skill, skillfulness, smash, sovereignty, strings, style, suasion, subdual, subduing, subjugation, subtle influence, success, suggestion, suitability, suitableness, suitedness, supervisorship, supremacy, suzerainship, suzerainty, swag, sway, tact, tactfulness, talons, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technique, tempering, thrashing, timing, top spot, total victory, tribunate, trim, trimming, triumph, trouncing, understanding, undoing, upper hand, vanquishment, victory, virtuosity, vizierate, viziership, walkaway, walkover, weight, whip hand, whipping, win, winning, winning streak, wisdom, wit, wizardry, workmanship, zenith
From Old French maistrie.