Examples of maven in a Sentence
an investment maven, he was doing well even when the market was doing poorly
a science-fiction maven who could talk for hours about fictional technology
Recent Examples of maven from the Web
With a playful palette of pastels that can be as neutral or as statement-making as your decor allows, this diverse carpet was no doubt created with design-savvy Instagram mavens in mind.
For the second time in as many games, Jon Jay will bat leadoff against left-handed curveball maven Rich Hill.
According to People, the 20-year-old makeup maven, who is pregnant with a baby girl, is due in February.
Meanwhile, a recent Forbes feature by bitcoin maven Laura Shin offers a detailed look at the people and factions driving the current crisis.
An art maven's weekly fix of the local arts scene: what to see, what to hear, what to do and musings about how art makes people feel-their ArtFeel.
Many women -- like real estate maven Zhang Xin and tech entrepreneur Hu Weiwei -- are succeeding in business and academia, but female politicians remain a rare breed.
Why should makeup mavens and style junkies have all the fun?
Dwight Adams/IndyStar The tech maven with the big house on 116th Street — the one with the indoor tree house, the 25-foot saltwater aquarium, the spiral slide made of the finest mahogany — is selling his stuff.
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Origin and Etymology of maven
First Known Use: 1950See Words from the same year
Synonymsace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, expert (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, scholar, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizard
Antonymsamateur, inexpert, nonexpert
Related Wordspro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [British], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistress
Near Antonymsapprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessional
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