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old master

noun

Simple Definition of 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of old master

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  1. He is now recognized as one of the Old Masters of the Dutch school.

  2. their collection of old masters



1697

First Known Use of old master

1697


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