mastermind mastermind  /ˈmæ stər ˌmaɪnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who creates new things
  2. (n) someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
  3. (v) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

Usage(s):

  1. According to memos by the Office of Legal Counsel, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the confessed mastermind of the 911 attacks, was waterboarded 183 times.
  2. Spanish culinary mastermind Ferran Adri is famous for tinkering with food at the molecular level to produce wonders like liquid ravioli and frozen Parmesan air.
  3. The government quickly fingered Baitullah Mehsud as the mastermind of the Bhutto assassination; he had previously threatened to kill her.

News

  1. Memphis man gets 27 years in prison for heroin trafficking

    The admitted mastermind of a heroin-trafficking ring in the Hyde Park area of North Memphis has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Rick Ross Talks Next Album “Mastermind,” Due Out Later This Year

    Rick Ross is in the studio working on his sixth studio album, Mastermind , and GOT caught up with him at the Samsung Hope For Children Gala in New York City last Tuesday night (Jun 11) to get the scoop on it. More »
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Gossip on This!

  3. Alleged 9/11 mastermind appears in court

    FORT MEADE, Md. — Self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants returned to a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, courtroom Monday for a week of pretrial arguments in the case.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Daily News

Quotes

  1. "He seems to think if he has a low-key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won't be at war," Cheney said. "He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial...
    on Dec 30, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: UPI.com

  2. With security gains being described as fragile, "it does not seem prudent to remove the mastermind behind the fragile successes that have been thus far achieved," said Byrd, DW.Va.
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Robert Byrd Source: Forbes

  3. "What happened yesterday was unprecedented," Graham said. "Americans are going to be shocked to find that that mastermind of 9-11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, now has the same legal standing as an American citizen."
    on Jun 13, 2004 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Newsday

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