(n.) = schoolmaster ; teacher ; schoolteacher ; elementary schoolteacher ; dominie ; class teacher. Ex: These figures of 'authority', the local postman, the vicar, the village postmistress and schoolmaster were fast disappearing from the rural scene. Ex: For example a set of slides for use by teachers may be indexed according to alphabetical subject headings. Ex: Parents place great emphasis on the acquisition of reading skills, at times pressing so hard on their children that schoolteachers have to try to reduce that pressure = Los padres ponen un gran énfasis en la adquisición de la capacidad de leer, a veces presionando tanto a sus hijos que los profesores tienen que intentar reducir esta presión. Ex: Elementary schoolteachers play an important part in the development of bibliographic skills. Ex: 'Imagine,' these dominies tend to begin, 'that a man from outer space has come to earth and describe a screwdriver to him as clearly as you can'. Ex: Her class teacher began it all by putting on an exhibition of about thirty of the best picture books in the school's infant-class library books for the five-to-seven-year- olds = Todo empezó con la exposición que montó su profesora de los treinta mejores cuentos de los libros de la biblioteca de la clase de primaria para los niños de cinco a siete años. ---- * la práctica hace al maestro = practice makes perfect. * maestro de ceremonias = master of ceremonies ; toastmaster. * maestro de coro = choirmaster. * maestro de escuela = school teacher. * más hambre que un maestro de escuela = as hungry as a wolf ; as hungry as a bear ; as hungry as a hunter. * ser un maestro consumado en = be a past master at. (adj.) = master ; masterly. Ex: The great significance of a fully developed network will be that it will relieve libraries of the necessity of maintaining their own copies of the master data base. Ex: He shows a masterly command of imagery throughout, but his style has always left little margin for error, and the errors here are bothersome. ---- * lista maestra = master list. * llave maestra = skeleton key ; master key. * obra maestra = showpiece ; masterpiece ; masterwork ; piece of resistance. * obra maestra de la pintura clásica = old master ; old master painting. * plan maestro = master plan.