mistress

  • 1 Mistress — may refer to: Mistress (lover), a woman, other than the spouse, with whom a married individual has a continuing sexual relationship Schoolmistress, or female school teacher (also called a schoolmarm ). The term is now obsolete in the UK; see… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 mistress — ⇒MISTRESS, subst. fém. A. [Dans les pays anglo saxons ou d expression anglaise ou anglo américaine, précédant immédiatement le nom de famille, équivalent du français «Madame» (v. ce mot A 2) sauf pour les épouses des pairs britanniques, v. Lady]… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Mistress — 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 woman.] 1. A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Mistress — se puede referir a: Mistress, un grupo de música originario de Birmingham, Inglaterra. Mistress, película de 1992, conocida en español como Gente de Sunset Boulevard. Mistress, telefilme de 1987. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 5 mistress — MÍSTRESS s.f. (Prescurtat Mrs. înaintea numelui unei femei căsătorite) Doamnă. [pron. misiz. / < engl. mistress]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.06.2005. Sursa: DN  MISTRESS [MÍSIS] s. f. (înaintea numelui unei femei căsătorite) doamnă. (<… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 6 Mistress — Mis tress, v. i. To wait upon a mistress; to be courting. [Obs.] Donne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Mistress — (engl., spr. missis, »Herrin, Gebieterin«), Prädikat verheirateter Frauen, die nicht den Titel Lady (s. d.) führen. Heiratet eine Lady einen titellosen Herrn (Mister), so verbleibt ihr für ihre Person der Titel Lady. In der förmlichen Sprache,… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 mistress — (n.) early 14c., female teacher, governess, from O.Fr. maistresse mistress (lover); housekeeper; governess, female teacher (Mod.Fr. maîtresse), fem. of maistre master (see MASTER (Cf. master) (n.)). Sense of a woman who employs others or has… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 mistress — ► NOUN 1) a woman in a position of authority, control, or ownership. 2) a woman skilled in a particular subject or activity. 3) a woman (other than a wife) having a sexual relationship with a married man. 4) chiefly Brit. a female schoolteacher.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 mistress — [mis′tris] n. [ME maistresse < OFr, fem. of maistre,MASTER] 1. a woman who rules others or has control, authority, or power over something; specif., a) a woman who is head of a household or institution b) Chiefly Brit. a female schoolteacher 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 mistress — [[t]mɪ̱strəs[/t]] mistresses 1) N COUNT: usu with poss A married man s mistress is a woman who is not his wife and with whom he is having a sexual relationship. [OLD FASHIONED] She was his mistress for three years... He has a wife and a mistress …

    English dictionary

  • 12 mistress —    The earliest meaning of ‘mistress’ was a female master, a master ess. In its sense of ‘mistress of a household’ the word developed into modern ‘Mrs’, or ‘missis’ as it is pronounced. A short form of the word also gave rise to ‘Miss’. The… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 13 Mistress — Hollywood Mistress Hollywood Mistress (Mistress) est un film américain de Barry Primus sorti en 1992. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 14 mistress — mis|tress [ˈmıstrıs] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: maistresse, from maistre; MASTER1] 1.) a woman that a man has a sexual relationship with, even though he is married to someone else ▪ The Prince had shocked society by living openly… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 mistress — noun (C) 1 a woman that a man has a sexual relationship with even though he is married to someone else: The Prince had shocked society by living openly with his mistress. 2 BrE old fashioned a female teacher: the new English mistress 3 the female …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 mistress —    a man s regular extramarital sexual partner    Originally, the female head of the household, but now always used in this sense except when shortened to Mrs or as the title of a schoolteacher:     My mistress is my mistress. (Shakespeare, Titus …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 17 mistress */ — UK [ˈmɪstrəs] / US noun [countable] Word forms mistress : singular mistress plural mistresses 1) a woman who is having a sexual relationship with a married man 2) a woman who is in control of a situation mistress of: Helen is very much mistress… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 mistress — mistressed, adj. mistress ship, n. /mis tris/, n. 1. a woman who has authority, control, or power, esp. the female head of a household, institution, or other establishment. 2. a woman employing, or in authority over, servants or attendants. 3. a… …

    Universalium

  • 19 mistress — mis|tress [ mıstrəs ] noun count * 1. ) a woman who is having a sexual relationship with a married man 2. ) a woman who is in control of a situation: mistress of: Helen is very much mistress of her own affairs. 3. ) OLD FASHIONED a woman who is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 mistress — n. 1 a female head of a household. 2 a a woman in authority over others. b the female owner of a pet. 3 a woman with power to control etc. (often foll. by of: mistress of the situation). 4 Brit. a a female teacher (music mistress). b a female… …

    Useful english dictionary