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  • noun
    plural -tresses
    [count] a woman who has control or power over others: such as
    a woman who has a servant or slave
    a woman who owns a pet (such as a dog)
    The dog was always obedient to its master and mistress.
    c formal :the female head of a household
    the master and mistress of the house - compare master
    a woman who has control of something
    She proved herself (to be) mistress of the situation.
    a woman who has a sexual relationship with a married man
    a married man who has/keeps a mistress
    a chiefly Brit old-fashioned :a female teacher :schoolmistress - see also headmistress
    b Mistress - used as a title for the female head of certain British colleges
    She was Mistress of Girton (College).
    Mistress old-fashioned - used as a title before the name of a woman
    Mistress Jones

    * Các từ tương tự:
    mistress of ceremonies