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 A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.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

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Henry Adams

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

A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
Lord Byron

When it came to using elements of your personal life in your work, my mother was the master, or the mistress. There were three or four songs she wrote about my father - songs about failed love.
Rufus Wainwright

When a man marries his mistress it creates a job opportunity.
James Goldsmith
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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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