old master


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 in a Sentence

Their collection of old masters will be sold at the auction.
Recent Examples on the Web His skill at exploiting that new marketplace, says Woolery, could be a crucial weapon that even the the old master can't summon. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 25 Apr. 2022 The original kitchen was gutted and turned into a mudroom and walk-in pantry, and the old master bedroom became the new kitchen location. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 16 Apr. 2022 By joining up with the Rebellion, she was eventually reunited with her old master, who had since donned the iconic black helmet and sold his soul to the Dark Side. ELLE, 8 Apr. 2022 Zion resident Doug Ower said all of the savanna should remain forest preserve property, and the district should follow its 10-year-old master plan to restore wetlands there, rather than destroy them. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 20 Feb. 2022 Baca is realistic yet sanguine about the end of the old ways of thinking, the old master narratives of history. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2022 Jocelyn Maher, a 24-year-old master’s student in upstate New York, said her friends and younger sister have mocked her for exchanging texts with potential paramours using Android phones. Tim Higgins, WSJ, 8 Jan. 2022 In the film, shot in the early ‘70s, Bogdanovich played a young film director paying respect to an old master, played by John Huston. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2022 As the story goes, the old master found a kindred soul in the young king, whose patronage would be all but unconditional. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of old master

circa 1684, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2022

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“Old master.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20master. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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