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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 A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.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

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
Victor Hugo

Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that's part of the game.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

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

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Anton Chekhov
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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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