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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.]

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

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]

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.
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

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.
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...

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

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

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

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.

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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