grand master

noun

Definition of grand master

1 : the chief officer of a principal lodge in various fraternal orders (such as Freemasonry)
2 : an expert player (as of chess) who has consistently scored high in international competition

Examples of grand master in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peter Svidler, Russian chess grand master, usually tweets about chess, wordle and dogs. Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2022 Big grand master plans, in the past, have cost a lot of money. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Jan. 2022 So for the first time, there will be racing on Friday morning, with singles events for the senior veteran, veteran, grand master, and senior master categories, and doubles events for the senior and grand masters. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Oct. 2021 Twenty-five years ago Garry Kasparov became the first chess grand master to lose to a computer. Naomi Oreskes, Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2021 A few weeks later, Susan introduced me to Kumu Ipolani Vaughan, a grand master in many traditional Hawaiian disciplines, from hula to the Hawaiian language. Whitney Robinson, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2021 Over time, players—including grand master Larry Kaufman in his 2004 book The Chess Advantage in Black and White: Opening Moves of the Grandmasters—have argued that, if played perfectly, the white side should always win. Chazz Mair, Wired, 8 Mar. 2021 Wolff is a chess grand master who won the U.S. Chess Championship in 1992 and 1995. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2021 The judge found that Seay, a Freemason currently serving as most honorable grand master for The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of Arizona, lives at the organization's lodge in south Phoenix. Jen Fifield, The Arizona Republic, 24 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of grand master

1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Grand master.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20master. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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