Master or masters may refer to:

Ranks or titles

* Ascended master, a term used in the Theosophical religious tradition to refer to spiritually enlightened beings who in past incarnations were ordinary humans * Grandmaster (chess), National Master, International Master, FIDE Master, Candidate Master, all ranks of chess player *
Grandmaster (martial arts) Grandmaster or Grand Master may refer to: People * Grandmaster Flash, Joseph Saddler (born 1958), hip-hop musician and disc jockey * Grandmaster Melle Mel, Melvin Glover (born 1961), hip-hop musician * "Grandmaster Sexay", nickname for professio ...
or Master, an honorary title * Maestro, an orchestral conductor, or the master within some other musical discipline *Master, a title of Jesus in the New Testament *Master or shipmaster, the sea captain of a merchant vessel *
Master (college) A master (more generically called a head of house or head of college) is the head or senior member of a college within a collegiate university, principally in the United Kingdom. The actual title of the head of a college varies widely between in ...
, head of a college *
Master (form of address) Master is an English honorific for boys and young men. Origin of the term ''Master'' was used in England for men of some rank, especially "free masters" of a trade guild and by any manual worker or servant employee addressing his employer (his mas ...
, an English honorific for boys and young men * Master (judiciary), a judicial official in the courts of common law jurisdictions * Master (naval), a former naval rank * Master (Peerage of Scotland), the male heir-apparent or heir-presumptive to a title in the Peerage of Scotland *
Master craftsman A master craftsman or master tradesman (sometimes called only master or grandmaster) was a member of a guild. In the European guild system, only masters and journeymen were allowed to be members of the guild. An aspiring master would have to pa ...
, in the Medieval guilds *
Master of ceremonies A master of ceremonies, abbreviated MC or emcee, is the official host of a ceremony, staged event, conference, convention, or similar performance. The term is earliest documented in the Catholic Church The Catholic Church, often referred ...
, or MC (emcee), the host of an official public or private staged event or other performance * Master-at-arms, a naval police officer, often addressed as "Master" in the Royal Navy *
Master's degree A master's degree (from Latin ) is an academic degree awarded by University, universities or colleges upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of Profession, professiona ...
, a postgraduate or sometimes undergraduate degree in the specified discipline * Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, reputed to be enlightened beings originally identified by the founders of the Theosophical Society * Old Master, a term for a recognised Western painter active before circa 1800 *
Schoolmaster A toy lithograph depicting a stereotypical mid-nineteenth century village schoolmistress The word schoolmaster, or simply master, refers to a male school teacher. This usage survives in United Kingdom, British independent school (United Kingdom), ...
or master, presiding officer of a school *Slave master, an owner of victims of
slavery Slavery and enslavement are both the state and the condition of being a slave, who is someone forbidden to quit their service for another person (a slaver), while treated as property Property (''latin: Res Privata'') in the Abstract and co ...
* Station master, formerly the person in charge of railway stations *Worshipful Master, the senior Masonic lodge officer *Zen master, a somewhat vague English term, sometimes used to refer to an individual who teaches Zen Buddhist meditation and practices

Aircraft and vehicles

*Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master, an Italian military transonic trainer aircraft *Miles Master, a British 2-seat training aircraft during the Second World War *Renault Master, a van

Arts, entertainment, and media

Fictional characters

*Master (Manos), Master (''Manos''), the head villain in the horror movie ''Manos: The Hands of Fate'' *Masters (The Tripods), Masters (''The Tripods''), a fictional race of beings in John Christopher's ''The Tripods'' trilogy *Master (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Master (''Buffy the Vampire Slayer''), a recurring villain in the fantasy television series ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' *Master (Fallout), Master (''Fallout''), a character in the computer game ''Fallout'' *Master (Master and Margarita), Master (''Master and Margarita''), a character from the Mikhail Bulgakov novel *The Master (Doctor Who), The Master (''Doctor Who''), a recurring villain in the science fiction television series ''Doctor Who'' **The Master (The Doctor Who Role Playing Game), a supplement for ''The Doctor Who Role-playing Game'' about The Doctor's nemesis *The Master, a nickname for Ancient One (Marvel Comics) *The Master, the player's character in the Nintendo game series ''ActRaiser'' *The Master, an optional three-time boss Toad Sensei in ''Paper Mario'' *The Master, a title character in the novel ''The Master and Margarita'' *Villains in Power Rangers: Mystic Force, The Master, the main (and mostly absent) villain from ''Power Rangers Mystic Force'' *The Master, a character from the adult swim television series ''The Venture Bros.''


*Master (1997 film), ''Master'' (1997 film), an Indian Telugu-language film *Master (2001 film), ''Master'' (2001 film), an Indian Hindi-language film *Master (2016 film), ''Master'' (2016 film), a South Korean film *Master (2021 film), ''Master'' (2021 film), an Indian Tamil-language film *Master (upcoming film), ''Master'' (upcoming film), an upcoming American film *Masters (film), ''Masters'' (film), a 2011 Indian Malayalam-language film *The Master (1980 film), ''The Master'' (1980 film), a Hong Kong film *The Master (1992 film), ''The Master'' (1992 film), a Hong Kong film *The Master (1995 film), ''The Master'' (1995 film), a Syrian documentary film *The Master (2005 film), ''The Master'' (2005 film), a Polish film *The Master (2009 film), ''The Master'' (2009 film), a Turkish film *The Master (2012 film), ''The Master'' (2012 film), an American film *The Master (2015 film), ''The Master'' (2015 film), a Chinese film *The Master (2016 film), ''The Master'' (2016 film), a computer animated Lego short


*''The Master'', an 1895 best-selling novel by Israel Zangwill *The Masters (novel), ''The Masters'' (novel), a 1951 novel in the ''Strangers and Brothers'' sequence by C. P. Snow *''The Master: An Adventure Story'', a 1957 science fiction novel for children by T. H. White *The Master (novel), ''The Master'' (novel), a 2004 novel by Colm Tóibín

Music and audio

*A master tape, also known as a master, created by audio mastering *Master (American band), a Czech-American death metal band *Master (Russian band), a Russian thrash metal band *Bojan Adamič (1912–1995), known as Master, Slovene music composer *Yeah Yeah Yeahs (EP), ''Yeah Yeah Yeahs'' (EP), a 2001 record by ''Yeah Yeah Yeahs'', this EP also called "Master" *Master (album of Russian band Master), ''Master'' (album of Russian band Master), a 1987 album by Russian thrash metal band ''Master'' *Master (album of American band Master), ''Master'' (album of American band Master), a 1990 album by American band ''Master'' *Master (soundtrack), ''Master'' (soundtrack), 2020 soundtrack album to the 2020 Tamil-language film ''Master'' *Master (audio drama), ''Master'' (audio drama), in the ''Doctor Who'' series (2003) *The Master (1961–1984), ''The Master'' (1961–1984), a box set album by Marvin Gaye *''The Master'', 2010 box set by Ravi Shankar *The Master (Pepper Adams album), ''The Master...'' (Pepper Adams album) (1980) *The Master (Jimmy Raney album), ''The Master'' (Jimmy Raney album) (1983) *The Master (Rakim album), ''The Master'' (Rakim album) (1999) *The Master (Stan Getz album), ''The Master'' (Stan Getz album), recorded 1975, released 1982 *''The Masters'', compilation album by The Stranglers


*The Master (U.S. TV series), ''The Master'' (U.S. TV series), a 1984 American television series starring Lee Van Cleef that aired on NBC *The Master (Australian game show), ''The Master'' (Australian game show), a 2006 Australian quiz show that aired on Seven Network *The Master (Indonesian TV series), ''The Master'' (Indonesian TV series), a 2009 Indonesian magic show television series


*Masami Hirosaka (born 1966), known as Master Masami, Japanese radio-controlled racer *King Curtis Iaukea (1937–2010), wrestler, ring name The Master


*Master, Iran, a village in Markazi Province, Iran *Masters, Colorado, USA; a ghost town in the United States


*Graduate school, for obtaining Cycle II Tertiary Education (Master's degree) *Master's Academy & College, Canadian school in Calgary, Alberta *Masters School, an American independent school in New York



*Australian Masters, a golf tournament held in Australia *British Masters, a golf tournament held in the United Kingdom *Masters Tournament, known as The Masters, one of the four men's major championships *South African Masters, a golf tournament held in South Africa


*ATP World Tour Finals, the season-ending tournament on the ATP tour known in the past as The Masters (derived from 'Masters Grand Prix' and subsequently 'Tennis Masters Cup') *ATP World Tour Masters 1000, a series of top tier men's tennis tournaments on the ATP tour calendar

Other sports

*Masters (curling), an annual Grand Slam of Curling event *Masters Cup (disc golf), an annual event on the disc golf PDGA tour *Masters (darts), a darts tournament in the Professional Darts Corporation *Masters (snooker), professional invitational snooker tournament *Masters athletics, a competition age classification used by many sports *Masters Football, six-a-side indoor football competition in UK *Masters Rugby League, a derivative of rugby league for semi-retired and non-competitive players and officials *World Masters (darts), professional darts tournament

Other uses

*MASTER, a Russian network of telescopes *Master (software), pseudonym AlphaGo, artificial intelligence Computer Go program *Master Lock, a brand of padlock *Master recording, the original of a visual or sound recording *Master/slave (BDSM), consensual role-playing in a sexual relationship *Master/slave (technology), a model of communication *Masters Home Improvement, an Australian Home Improvement Retailer *Sega Master System, an 8-bit cartridge-based video game console

See also

*Grandmaster (disambiguation) *Maestro (disambiguation) *Master/Slave (disambiguation) *Master of the Universe (disambiguation) *Masters (surname) *Meister (surname) *Metal Master (disambiguation) *Miss (disambiguation) *Mister (disambiguation) *Mistress (disambiguation) * * * *Marsters (surname) *Standard (metrology), a master reference for measurement {{Disambiguation