follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

schoolmaster

[skool-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈskulˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
a man who presides over or teaches in a school.
2.
anything that teaches or directs:
Life can be a harsh schoolmaster.
3.
a snapper, Lutjanus apodus, a food fish found in Florida, the West Indies, etc.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
4.
to teach or direct in the capacity of schoolmaster.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English scolemaister. See school1, master
Related forms
schoolmastership, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for school mastership

schoolmaster

/ˈskuːlˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
a man who teaches in or runs a school
2.
a person or thing that acts as an instructor
3.
a food fish, Lutjanus apodus, of the warm waters of the Caribbean and Atlantic: family Lutjanidae (snappers)
verb (intransitive)
4.
to be a schoolmaster
Derived Forms
schoolmastering, noun
schoolmasterish, adjective
schoolmasterly, adjective
schoolmastership, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
school mastership in the Bible

the law so designated by Paul (Gal. 3:24, 25). As so used, the word does not mean teacher, but pedagogue (shortened into the modern page), i.e., one who was intrusted with the supervision of a family, taking them to and from the school, being responsible for their safety and manners. Hence the pedagogue was stern and severe in his discipline. Thus the law was a pedagogue to the Jews, with a view to Christ, i.e., to prepare for faith in Christ by producing convictions of guilt and helplessness. The office of the pedagogue ceased when "faith came", i.e., the object of that faith, the seed, which is Christ.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for schoolmaster

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for school

11
12
Scrabble Words With Friends