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Maid vs. Mistress

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Maidnoun

A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.

Mistressnoun

A woman, specifically one with great control, authority or ownership.

‘She was the mistress of the estate-mansion, and owned the horses.’;

Maidnoun

A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).

Mistressnoun

A female teacher.

‘games mistress’;

Maidnoun

(archaic) A virgin, now female but originally one of either gender.

Mistressnoun

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

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Maidnoun

An unmarried woman; usually, a young unmarried woman; esp., a girl; a virgin; a maiden.

‘Would I had died a maid,And never seen thee, never borne thee son.’; ‘Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me.’;

Mistressnoun

A dominatrix.

Maidnoun

A man who has not had sexual intercourse.

‘Christ was a maid and shapen as a man.’;

Mistressnoun

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

Maidnoun

A female servant.

‘Spinning amongst her maids.’;

Mistressnoun

A woman regarded with love and devotion; a sweetheart.

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Maidnoun

The female of a ray or skate, esp. of the gray skate (Raia batis), and of the thornback (Raia clavata).

Mistressnoun

(Scotland) A married woman; a wife.

Maidnoun

a female domestic

Mistressnoun

(obsolete) The jack in the game of bowls.

Maidnoun

an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)

Mistressnoun

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

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Maidnoun

a female domestic servant

‘Mary eventually managed to find a job as a maid’;

Mistressverb

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

Maidnoun

an unmarried girl or young woman.

Mistressverb

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

Maidnoun

a virgin.

Mistressnoun

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!’;

Maid

A maid, or housemaid or maidservant, is a female domestic worker. In the Victorian era domestic service was the second largest category of employment in England and Wales, after agricultural work.

Mistressnoun

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.’;

Mistressnoun

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

Mistressnoun

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.

Mistressnoun

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).’;

Mistressnoun

A married woman; a wife.

‘Several of the neighboring mistresses had assembled to witness the event of this memorable evening.’;

Mistressnoun

The old name of the jack at bowls.

Mistressverb

To wait upon a mistress; to be courting.

Mistressnoun

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

Mistressnoun

a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

Mistressnoun

a woman master who directs the work of others

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