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Definitions of mistress

  1. To wait upon a mistress; to be courting. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises authority, is chief, etc.; the female head of a family, a school, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A married woman; a wife. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The old name of the jack at bowls. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A woman who has authority or who governs; the female head of a family, school, etc.; a woman well skilled in anything; a woman courted and beloved; sweetheart: Mistress, a title used before the name of a married woman; abbreviated, Mrs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. (fem. of MASTER), Awoman having power or ownership: the female head of a family, school, etc.: a woman well skilled in anything: a woman loved: a concubine: (fem. of MISTER) a form of address (usually written MRS. and pronounced MISSIS). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A woman in authority; female head or ruler; woman skilled in anything; title of address to a married woman (usually written Mrs.). The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A woman in authority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A title of a married woman; written Mrs. and pronounced missis. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A woman who unlawfully fills the place of a wife. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A woman skilled in something. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A woman who governs: the female seed of a family or a school; a form of address; a woman beloved and courted; a woman in keeping; a commanding power. See Master. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The fem. of master; a woman who instructs or governs a school; a female teacher; a woman who governs or holds authority; a woman beloved and courted; a title or term of address applied to a married untitled woman, now contracted into and written Mrs; the female head of a family; a concubine; a woman who holds something in possession; a woman who has skill in something. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for mistress

  1. His mistress to fall into our hands by these means! – The Blunderer by Moliere
  2. The old mistress of Falla would never let that happen. – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
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