masterpiece
noun Date: 1600 1. a work done with extraordinary skill; especially a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement 2. a piece of work presented to a medieval guild as evidence of qualification for the rank of master

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  • Masterpiece — Mas ter*piece , n. Anything done or made with extraordinary skill; a capital performance; a chef d [oe]uvre; a supreme achievement. [1913 Webster] The top and masterpiece of art. South. [1913 Webster] Dissimulation was his masterpiece. Claredon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • masterpiece — (n.) c.1600, from MASTER (Cf. master) (n.) + PIECE (Cf. piece) (n.). A loan translation of Du. meesterstuk work by which a craftsman attains the rank of master (or its German cognate Meisterstück) …   Etymology dictionary

  • masterpiece — [n] respected work of art chef d’oeuvre, classic, cream*, cream of the crop*, flower, gem*, jewel*, magnum opus, masterstroke, master work, model, monument, perfection, pièce de résistance*, prize, showpiece, standard, tour de force*, treasure;… …   New thesaurus

  • masterpiece — ► NOUN ▪ a work of outstanding skill. ORIGIN originally referring to a piece of work by a craftsman accepted as qualification for membership of a guild as an acknowledged master …   English terms dictionary

  • masterpiece — [mas′tər pēs΄] n. [calque of Ger meisterstück] 1. a thing made or done with masterly skill; great work of art or craftsmanship 2. the greatest work made or done by a person or group …   English World dictionary

  • Masterpiece — For other uses, see Masterpiece (disambiguation). Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci, c. 1503–1506 …   Wikipedia

  • masterpiece — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ It s one of the greatest masterpieces of Western art. ▪ acknowledged ▪ The piece ranks with such acknowledged masterpieces as the Mass in G. ▪ minor …   Collocations dictionary

  • masterpiece — [[t]mɑ͟ːstə(r)piːs, mæ̱s [/t]] masterpieces 1) N COUNT A masterpiece is an extremely good painting, novel, film, or other work of art. His book, I must add, is a masterpiece. ...masterpieces by artists like Rembrandt, Raphael and Ingres. 2) N… …   English dictionary

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