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mis·tress

 (mĭs′trĭs)
n.
1. A woman who has a continuing sexual relationship with a man who is married to someone else.
2. A woman in a position of authority, control, or ownership, as the head of a household: "Thirteen years had seen her mistress of Kellynch Hall" (Jane Austen).
3.
a. A woman who owns or keeps an animal: a cat sitting in its mistress's lap.
b. A woman who owns a slave.
4. A woman with ultimate control over something: the mistress of her own mind.
5.
a. A nation or country that has supremacy over others: Great Britain, once the mistress of the seas.
b. Something personified as female that directs or reigns: "my mistress ... the open road" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
6. A woman who has mastered a skill or branch of learning: a mistress of the culinary art.
7. Mistress Used formerly as a courtesy title when speaking to or of a woman.
8. Chiefly British A woman schoolteacher.

[Middle English maistresse, from Old French, feminine of maistre, master, from Latin magister; see master.]
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mistress

(ˈmɪstrɪs)
n
1. a woman who has a continuing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
2. a woman in a position of authority, ownership, or control, such as the head of a household
3. a woman or female personification having control over something specified: she was mistress of her own destiny.
4. (Education) chiefly Brit short for schoolmistress
5. an archaic or dialect word for sweetheart
[C14: from Old French; see master, -ess]

Mistress

(ˈmɪstrɪs)
n
an archaic or dialect title equivalent to Mrs
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mis•tress

(ˈmɪs trɪs)

n.
1. a woman who has authority, esp. the female head of a household or the like.
2. a woman employing servants or attendants.
3. a female owner of an animal, or formerly, a slave.
4. a woman who has a continuing sexual relationship with a usu. married man who provides her with financial support.
5. a woman who has possession or control of something: mistress of a great fortune.
6. a woman who is skilled in an occupation or art.
7. (sometimes cap.) something regarded as feminine that has control or supremacy: England, mistress of the seas.
8. (cap.) (formerly) a term of address corresponding to Mrs., Miss, or Ms.
9. Brit. a female schoolteacher.
10. Archaic. sweetheart.
[1275–1325; < Middle French, Old French, =maistre (< Latin magister; see master) + -esse -ess]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

mistress

  • doll - Evolved as a pet name for Dorothy, first meaning "mistress."
  • doxy - Can mean "mistress, sweetheart."
  • miss - A shortened form of mistress.
  • Mrs. - Originally, Mrs. was a shortened version of mistress, a word that used to mean "wife"; Mrs. cannot be written out.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mistress - an adulterous womanmistress - an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
lover - a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
concubine, courtesan, doxy, paramour - a woman who cohabits with an important man
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.mistress - a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)mistress - a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
school teacher, schoolteacher - a teacher in a school below the college level
3.mistress - a woman master who directs the work of others
chatelaine - the mistress of a chateau or large country house
employer - a person or firm that employs workers
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

mistress

noun lover, girlfriend, concubine, kept woman, paramour, floozy (slang), fancy woman (slang), inamorata, doxy (archaic), fancy bit (slang), ladylove (rare) He has a wife and a mistress.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
خَلِيلَةٌسَيِّدَه، رَبَّة المَنْزِلسَيِّدَه، صاحِبَهعَشيقَهمُعَلِّمَه
milenkapaníprofesorkaučitelkamajitelka
ejerelskerindefruelærermistress
rakastajatar
ljubavnica
szeretőtanárnőúrnõ
ástkona, hjákonahúsmóîir, frúkennslukona
女性の愛人
domina
meilužėmokytojašeimininkėvaldytoja
kundzemīļākāsaimnieceskolotāja
majiteľkamilenkaprofesorka
älskarinna
อนุภรรยา
metresbayan öğretmenduruma hâkim kadınhanımhayvan sahibi hanım
tình nhân

mistress

[ˈmɪstrɪs] N
1. [of household, servant] → señora f, ama f
to be one's own mistressser independiente
to be mistress of the situationser dueña de la situación
2. (= lover) → amante f, querida f, amasia f (Mex)
3. (Brit) (o.f.) (= teacher) (in primary school) → maestra f; (in secondary school) → profesora f
our English mistressnuestra profesora de inglés
4. (archaic) (= Mrs) → señora f de...
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

mistress

[ˈmɪstrɪs] n
(= lover) → maîtresse f
He's got a mistress → Il a une maîtresse.
(= teacher) → professeur f
our French mistress → notre professeur de français
[dog] → maîtresse f
[servant] → maîtresse f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mistress

n
(of house, horse, dog)Herrin f; she is now mistress of the situationsie ist jetzt Herr der Lage
(= lover)Geliebte f, → Mätresse f (old)
(= teacher)Lehrerin f
(old, = Mrs) → Frau f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mistress

[ˈmɪstrɪs] n
a. (of servant) → padrona
the mistress of the house → la padrona di casa
b. (lover) → amante f
c. (Brit) (Scol) (teacher) → insegnante f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mistress

(ˈmistris) noun
1. a woman who is the lover of a man to whom she is not married.
2. a female teacher. the games mistress.
3. a woman who commands, controls or owns. a dog and his mistress.
4. a female employer (of a servant). The servant stole her mistress's jewellery.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

mistress

خَلِيلَةٌ milenka elskerinde Geliebte ερωμένη dueña rakastajatar maîtresse ljubavnica amante 女性の愛人 maîtresse elskerinne pani amante любовница älskarinna อนุภรรยา metres tình nhân 情妇
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