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Landlady vs. Mistress — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Landlady and Mistress

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Landlady

A woman who owns and rents land, buildings, or dwelling units.
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Mistress

A woman who has a continuing sexual relationship with a man who is married to someone else.
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Landlady

A woman who runs a rooming house or an inn; an innkeeper.
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Mistress

A woman in a position of authority, control, or ownership, as the head of a household
"Thirteen years had seen her mistress of Kellynch Hall" (Jane Austen).
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Landlady

A female landlord.
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Mistress

A woman who owns or keeps an animal
A cat sitting in its mistress's lap.
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Landlady

A woman having real estate which she leases to a tenant or tenants.
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Mistress

A woman who owns a slave.
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Landlady

The mistress of an inn or lodging house.
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Mistress

A woman with ultimate control over something
The mistress of her own mind.
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Landlady

A landlord who is a woman
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Mistress

A nation or country that has supremacy over others
Great Britain, once the mistress of the seas.
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Mistress

Something personified as female that directs or reigns
"my mistress ... the open road" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
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Mistress

A woman who has mastered a skill or branch of learning
A mistress of the culinary art.
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Mistress

Mistress Used formerly as a courtesy title when speaking to or of a woman.
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Mistress

Chiefly British A woman schoolteacher.
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Mistress

A woman, specifically one with great control, authority or ownership
Male equivalent: master
She was the mistress of the estate-mansion, and owned the horses.
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Mistress

A female teacher
Male equivalent: master
Games mistress
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Mistress

The other woman in an extramarital relationship, generally including sexual relations
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Mistress

A dominatrix
Male equivalent: master
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Mistress

A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it
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Mistress

A woman regarded with love and devotion; a sweetheart
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Mistress

(Scotland) A married woman; a wife
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Mistress

(obsolete) The jack in the game of bowls
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Mistress

A female companion to a master a man with control, authority or ownership
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Mistress

Female equivalent of master
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Mistress

Female equivalent of mister
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Mistress

Of a woman: to master; to learn or develop to a high degree of proficiency.
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Mistress

(intransitive) To act or take the role of a mistress.
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Mistress

A woman having power, authority, or ownership; a woman who exercises authority, is chief, etc.; the female head of a family, a school, etc.
The late queen's gentlewoman! a knight's daughter!To be her mistress' mistress!
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Mistress

A woman well skilled in anything, or having the mastery over it.
A letter desires all young wives to make themselves mistresses of Wingate's Arithmetic.
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Mistress

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

A woman filling the place, but without the rights, of a wife; a woman having an ongoing usually exclusive sexual relationship with a man, who may provide her with financial support in return; a concubine; a loose woman with whom one consorts habitually; as, both his wife and his mistress attended his funeral.
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Mistress

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.
Now Mistress Gilpin (careful soul).
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Mistress

A married woman; a wife.
Several of the neighboring mistresses had assembled to witness the event of this memorable evening.
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Mistress

The old name of the jack at bowls.
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Mistress

To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.
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Mistress

An adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
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Mistress

A woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
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Mistress

A woman master who directs the work of others
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