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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mas·ter·ly /ˈmæstɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mas·ter·ly, a.
 1. Suitable to, or characteristic of, a master; indicating thorough knowledge or superior skill and power; showing a master's hand; as, a masterly design; a masterly performance; a masterly policy. “A wise and masterly inactivity.”
 2. Imperious; domineering; arbitrary.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mas·ter·ly, adv. With the skill of a master.
    Thou dost speak masterly.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having or revealing supreme mastery or skill; "a consummate
            artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker";
            "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the
            sonata"; "a virtuoso performance" [syn: consummate, masterful,