Definitions for Mistressˈmɪs trɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistress, kept woman, fancy woman(noun)

    an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man

  2. schoolmarm, schoolma'am, schoolmistress, mistress(noun)

    a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

  3. mistress(noun)

    a woman master who directs the work of others


  1. mistress(Noun)

    a woman, specifically one with control, authority or ownership

    She was the mistress of the mansion, and owned the horses.

  2. mistress(Noun)

    a female teacher

    games mistress

  3. mistress(Noun)

    a female partner in an extramarital relationship, generally including sexual relations.

  4. mistress(Noun)

    a dominatrix

  5. Mistress(Noun)

    Used as the title of a married woman before her name. Now used only in the abbreviated form Mrs.

    She was the mistress of the mansion, and owned the horses.

  6. Origin: From and maistresse (French: maîtresse), feminine of maistre, master

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mistress(noun)

    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. Mistress(noun)

    a woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it

  3. Mistress(noun)

    a woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart

  4. Mistress(noun)

    a woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually

  5. Mistress(noun)

    a title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman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

    a married woman; a wife

  7. Mistress(noun)

    the old name of the jack at bowls

  8. Mistress(verb)

    to wait upon a mistress; to be courting


  1. Mistress

    A mistress is a long-term female lover and companion who is not married to her partner; the term is used especially when her partner is married. The relationship generally is stable and at least semi-permanent; however, the couple does not live together openly. Also the relationship is usually, but not always, secret. There is an implication that a mistress may be "kept"—i.e., that the lover is paying for some of the woman's living expenses. The word mistress was originally used as a neutral counterpart to mister or master.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. mistress

    1. A female who has rights, as distinguished from a married woman, who has duties. 2. One whose respect and love some married men may hold without the non-transferable license in the bottom of a trunk.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Mistress' in Nouns Frequency: #2584

Translations for Mistress

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خليلة, عشيقة, سيدةArabic
  • господаркаBulgarian
  • mestressa, amistançadaCatalan, Valencian
  • Frau, Domina, Liebhaberin, Mätresse, MeisterinGerman
  • κυρία, ερωμένηGreek
  • amĵistinoEsperanto
  • maestra, amante, queridaSpanish
  • شهبانو, بانوPersian
  • rakastajatarFinnish
  • maîtresseFrench
  • bana-mhaighstirScottish Gaelic
  • colhiabbaghManx
  • פלגש, גבירהHebrew
  • tanárnő, úrnő, szerető, dominaHungarian
  • սիրուհիArmenian
  • gundikIndonesian
  • amante, maestra, dominatrice, padrona, signoraItalian
  • 愛人, 情婦Japanese
  • domina, magistraLatin
  • наставничка, господарка, стопанка, газдарица, љубовница, учителка, швалеркаMacedonian
  • frue, lærerinne, elskerinne, frøkenNorwegian
  • buitenvrouw, minnares, mevrouwDutch
  • amante, professora, senhora, dominatrizPortuguese
  • хозяйка, правительница, госпожа, владычица, любовницаRussian
  • наставница, љубавница, учитељица, господарица, швалерка, газдарицаSerbo-Croatian
  • älskarinnaSwedish
  • metresTurkish

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