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Definition of Mistress

Mistress

  1. A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises authority, is chief, etc.; the female head of a family, a school, etc.
  2. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.
  3. A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart.
  4. A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually.
  5. A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.
  6. A married woman; a wife.
  7. The old name of the jack at bowls.
  8. To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.

Mistress Quotations

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.
Harriet Ann Jacobs

What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?
William Osler

No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful.
Marquis de Sade

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
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Mistress Translations

mistress in French is maitresse
mistress in German is Herrin, Herrin, Gebieterin
mistress in Latin is era, domina
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