mas·​ters ˈma-stərz How to pronounce masters (audio)
: competing in, relating to, or being a competition for athletes over a specified age (such as 40)
a masters runner

Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of masters was in 1971

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“Masters.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Mas·​ters ˈma-stərz How to pronounce Masters (audio)
Edgar Lee 1869–1950 American author
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