mastermind


1mas·ter·mind

noun \ˈmas-tər-ˌmīnd, ˌmas-tər-ˈ\

: a person who plans and organizes something

Full Definition of MASTERMIND

:  a person who supplies the directing or creative intelligence for a project

Examples of MASTERMIND

  1. the mastermind behind the terrorist plot
  2. <the real mastermind behind the embezzlement scheme>

First Known Use of MASTERMIND

1872

2mastermind

verb

: to plan and organize (something) : to be the mastermind of (something)

Full Definition of MASTERMIND

transitive verb
:  to be the mastermind of

Examples of MASTERMIND

  1. They masterminded a unique solution to the problem.
  2. He masterminded the bank robbery.

First Known Use of MASTERMIND

1940

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