mistress

mistress
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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.

2) N-COUNT: usu n N A mistress is a female teacher. [BRIT, OLD-FASHIONED]

My history mistress was extremely helpful.

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3) N-COUNT: usu with poss A servant's mistress is the woman that he or she works for. [OLD-FASHIONED]

It must be really bad, for her to ignore a summons from her mistress!

4) N-COUNT: usu poss N A dog's mistress is the woman or girl who owns it.

The huge wolfhound danced in circles around his mistress.

5) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl, usu N of n If a woman is mistress of a situation, she has complete control over it.

She had always been mistress of her own destiny.

6) N-COUNT: N of n If you say that a woman is a mistress of a particular activity, you mean that she is very skilled at it.

She is a mistress of disguise.

...another winner from the mistress of historical romance.

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English dictionary. 2008.

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См. также в других словарях:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mistress — Mis tress, v. i. To wait upon a mistress; to be courting. [Obs.] Donne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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