HyperDic: mistress

English > 3 senses of the word mistress:
NOUNperson mistress, kept woman, fancy womanan adulterous / adulterous woman
person mistress, schoolmarm, schoolma'am, schoolmistressa woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
person mistressa woman master who directs the work of others
mistress > pronunciation
Soundsmih'strahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > mistress: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn adulterous / adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man.
Synonymskept woman, fancy woman
InstancesBraun, Eva BraunThe German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)
Delilah(Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
Narrowerconcubine, courtesan, doxy, paramourA woman who cohabits with an important man
BroaderloverA significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
woman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Spanishamante, amiga, entretenida, manceba, querida
Catalanamant, amiga, amistançada, mantinguda
English > mistress: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict).
Synonymsschoolmarm, schoolma'am, schoolmistress
Broaderschoolteacher, school teacherA teacher in a school below the college level
Spanishmaestra, profesora
Catalanmestra, mestressa
English > mistress: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA woman master who directs the work of others.
NarrowerchatelaineThe mistress of a chateau or large country house
BroaderemployerA person or firm that employs workers

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