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Definition 1: a woman master who directs the work of others - [noun denoting person]

(mistress is a kind of ...) a person or firm that employs workers

(... is a kind of mistress ) the mistress of a chateau or large country house

Definition 2: an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mistress in the sense of this definition

(mistress is a kind of ...) a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage

(mistress is a kind of ...) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

(... is a kind of mistress ) a woman who cohabits with an important man

(... is an instance of mistress) the German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)

(... is an instance of mistress) (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength

Definition 3: a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mistress in the sense of this definition

(mistress is a kind of ...) a teacher in a school below the college level

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