schoolmistress


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school·mis·tress

 (sko͞ol′mĭs′trĭs)
n.
A woman who is a teacher.

schoolmistress

(ˈskuːlˌmɪstrɪs)
n
(Education) a woman who teaches in or runs a school
ˈschoolˌmistressy adj

school•mis•tress

(ˈskulˌmɪs trɪs)

n.
a woman who presides over or teaches in a school.
[1490–1500]
usage: See -ess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schoolmistress - a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)schoolmistress - a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
school teacher, schoolteacher - a teacher in a school below the college level
Translations
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schoolmistress

[ˈskuːlˌmɪstrɪs] Nmaestra f (de escuela), profesora f (de escuela)

schoolmistress

[ˈskuːlmɪstrəs] n
(primary)institutrice f
(secondary)professeure fschool night n soir où il y a classe le lendemainschool playground n (British)cour f de récréationschool record ndossier m scolaireschool report n (British)bulletin m, bulletin m scolaire

schoolmistress

[ˈskuːlˌmɪstrɪs] n (in primary school) → maestra; (in secondary school) → professoressa
References in classic literature ?
Not that the parting speech caused Amelia to philosophise, or that it armed her in any way with a calmness, the result of argument; but it was intolerably dull, pompous, and tedious; and having the fear of her schoolmistress greatly before her eyes, Miss Sedley did not venture, in her presence, to give way to any ebullitions of private grief.
Yes; I used to teach in it myself, and do teach still, but we have a first-rate schoolmistress now.
The pedlar meditated with much fervor on the charms of the young schoolmistress, and swore that Daniel Webster never spoke nor looked so like an angel as Miss Higginbotham, while defending him from the wrathful populace at Parker's Falls.
The schoolmistress is a very worthy woman who had lost all that she had, and was in great distress.
Says she, 'I could help you to a schoolmistress that shall make you as dexterous as herself.
He coaxed in schoolmistress fashion, as to a congregation of boys with primers.
She received me very kindly; and, though I was a poor clergyman's daughter, a governess, and a schoolmistress, she welcomed me with unaffected pleasure to her home; and--what surprised me rather-- took some pains to make my visit agreeable.
Miss Ladd knew her business as a schoolmistress too well to allow night-lights; and Miss Ladd's young ladies were supposed to be fast asleep, in accordance with the rules of the house.
I was schoolmistress here before I married David Cox.
She was a tall, upright, well-favoured woman, though severe of countenance, and had more of the air of a schoolmistress than mistress of the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters.
When Frank presented himself in the evening, ignorant of the first elements of his part, she took him in hand, as a middle-aged schoolmistress might have taken in hand a backward little boy.
The life of an assistant schoolmistress is sometimes trying.