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 A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.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

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

Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever.
Les Paul

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

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
William Wycherley

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
Ambrose Bierce
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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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