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
  • Chess master, a rank of chess player
  • Maestro, an orchestral conductor or the master within some other musical discipline
  • Master craftsman, in the Medieval guilds
  • Master of ceremonies, 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/slave (BDSM), a type of personal relationship
  • Master's degree, 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 about 1800
  • Schoolmaster or master, presiding officer of a school
  • Slave master, an owner of slaves
  • Station master, formerly the person in charge of railway stations
  • Worshipful Master, the senior officer of a Masonic lodge
  • Zen master, a somewhat vague English term, sometimes used to refer to an individual who teaches Zen Buddhist meditation and practices

Aircraft and vehicles

Arts, entertainment, and media

Fictional characters



Music and audio








  • 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

Other uses

See also