old master


: a famous and highly skilled artist; especially : a famous painter of the 16th, 17th, or early 18th century

: a work of art created by an Old Master

Full Definition of OLD MASTER

:  a work of art by an established master and especially by any of the distinguished painters of the 16th, 17th, or early 18th century; also :  such an artist

Examples of OLD MASTER

  1. He is now recognized as one of the Old Masters of the Dutch school.
  2. their collection of old masters

First Known Use of OLD MASTER



Next Word in the Dictionary: old–minePrevious Word in the Dictionary: old–man's–rootAll Words Near: old master
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears