Definitions of mistress

  1. To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.
  2. A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises authority, is chief, etc.; the female head of a family, a school, etc.
  3. A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.
  4. A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart.
  5. A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually.
  6. A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.
  7. A married woman; a wife.
  8. The old name of the jack at bowls.
  9. A woman who has authority or who governs; the female head of a family, school, etc.; a woman well skilled in anything; a woman courted and beloved; sweetheart: Mistress, a title used before the name of a married woman; abbreviated, Mrs.
  10. ( fem. of MASTER), Awoman having power or ownership: the female head of a family, school, etc.: a woman well skilled in anything: a woman loved: a concubine: ( fem. of MISTER) a form of address ( usually written MRS. and pronounced MISSIS).
  11. A woman in authority; female head or ruler; woman skilled in anything; title of address to a married woman ( usually written Mrs.).
  12. A woman in authority.
  13. A title of a married woman; written Mrs. and pronounced missis.
  14. A woman who unlawfully fills the place of a wife.
  15. A woman skilled in something.
  16. A woman who governs: the female seed of a family or a school; a form of address; a woman beloved and courted; a woman in keeping; a commanding power. See Master.
  17. The fem. of master; a woman who instructs or governs a school; a female teacher; a woman who governs or holds authority; a woman beloved and courted; a title or term of address applied to a married untitled woman, now contracted into and written Mrs; the female head of a family; a concubine; a woman who holds something in possession; a woman who has skill in something.