Webster 1913 Edition
The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority.
If divided by mountains, they will fight for the
masteryof the passages of the tops.
Sir W. Raleigh.
Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence.
The voice of them that shout for
Ex. xxxii. 18.
Every man that striveth for the
masteryis temperate in all things.
1 Cor. ix. 25.
O, but to have gulled him
Had been a
Had been a
Contest for superiority.
A masterly operation; a feat.
I will do a
maistrieere I go.
the philosopher’s stone.
The act process of mastering; the state of having mastered.
He could attain to a
masteryin all languages.
The learning and
masteryof a tongue, being unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties.
Webster 1828 Edition
If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the tops--
1.Superiority in competition; preeminence.
Every man that striveth for the mystery, is temperate in all things. 1 Cor.9.
2.Victory in war.
It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery. Ex.32.
3.Eminent skill; superior dexterity.
He could attain to a mastery in all languages.
4.Attainment of eminent skill or power.
The learning and mastery of a tongue being unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties.