◄ Mistress ►

1. (n.) 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. (n.) A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.

3. (n.) A woman regarded with love and devotion; she who has command over one's heart; a beloved object; a sweetheart.

4. (n.) A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually.

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 (n.) A title of courtesy formerly prefixed to the name of a woman, married or unmarried, but now superseded by the contracted forms, Mrs., for a married, and Miss, for an unmarried, woman.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

7. (n.) The old name of the jack at bowls.

8. (v. i.) To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.

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