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mistress (3 is the commonest S. use)
1. woman having a protecting or guiding influence Lr. II. i. 42 “conjuring the moon To stand auspicious mistress.”
2. female possessor or owner Gent. IV. iv. 209; “ of,” possessed of, having at disposal AYL. I. ii. 4, Wint. III. ii. 60.
3. chief, first H8 III. i. 151 “the lily, That once was of the field” ; as adj. H5 II. iv. 133 “the court of mighty Europe.”
4. (as a title or prefix)=madam LLL. V. ii. 845 “, look on me” ; =Mrs., Wiv. IV. ii. 139 “ Ford” ; =Miss Wiv. I. i. 197 “ Anne Page” ; jocularly in Tp. IV. i. 237, Shr. V. ii. 42, Rom. III. v. 152.
5. =JACK 6, Troil. III. ii. 50.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.4
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 4.1
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