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Meaning of MISTRESS

Pronunciation:  'mistris

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a woman master who directs the work of others
  2. [n]  an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
  3. [n]  a woman schoolteacher

MISTRESS is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: fancy woman, kept woman, schoolmarm, schoolmistress
 See Also: adult female, Braun, chatelaine, concubine, courtesan, Delilah, doxy, employer, Eva Braun, lover, odalisque, paramour, school teacher, schoolteacher, woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mis"tress\, n. [OE. maistress, OF. maistresse, F.
    ma[^i]tresse, LL. magistrissa, for L. magistra, fem. of
    magister. See {Master}, {Mister}, and cf. {Miss} a young
    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.
             The late queen's gentlewoman! a knight's daughter!
             To be her mistress' mistress!         --Shak.
    2. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery
       over it.
             A letter desires all young wives to make themselves
             mistresses of Wingate's Arithmetic.   --Addison.
    3. A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has
       command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart.
       [Poetic] --Clarendon.
    4. A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a
       wife; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts
       habitually. --Spectator.
    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       woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the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.
             Now Mistress Gilpin (careful soul).   --Cowper.
    6. A married woman; a wife. [Scot.]
             Several of the neighboring mistresses had assembled
             to witness the event of this memorable evening.
                                                   --Sir W.
    7. The old name of the jack at bowls. --Beau. & Fl.
    {To be one's own mistress}, to be exempt from control by
       another person.
  2. \Mis"tress\, v. i.
    To wait upon a mistress; to be courting. [Obs.] --Donne.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you (or your mate) have a mistress, suggests your unconscious desire to end your current relationship and are finding ways to sabotage it. Alternatively, you feel neglected in the relationship. Perhaps you feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others, in particular to your mate. Dreaming that you are a mistress indicates your desires for the finer things in life. Seeing a mistress in your dream, suggests that you or someone is being lured or tempted into some negative activity.
Thesaurus Terms
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