Definition of headmistress
: a woman heading the staff of a private school
Recent Examples of headmistress from the Web
The headmistress is shown to act rationally, which makes the soldier's subsequent rage seem like the result of a misunderstanding.
Among them is the outwardly formidable headmistress (Nicole Kidman), a lonely teacher (Kirsten Dunst), a spoiled teen on the cusp of sexuality (Elle Fanning) and even a small girl (Oona Laurence) looking for a playmate.
Based on the 1966 Thomas Cullinan novel, The Beguiled stars Nicole Kidman as the headmistress of the stately Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies.
And not just any man, but a rival Yankee soldier, and a handsome one at that—brewing equal parts distrust and desire in everyone from the adolescents to the older headmistress (Nicole Kidman).
Courtesy of the collection of Victor Deupi and Raúl Álvarez El Nuevo Herald File Gutierrez was born May 20, 1931, to a dentist father and a mother who was headmistress and owner of the Institute Edison, a large, non-denominational school in Cuba.
Colin Farrell plays McBurney, while Nicole Kidman flutters about as the headmistresses.
Those words bring me back to my grammar school and our headmistress, Mother Mary Mildred, an ancient Nun — is there any other type? — with one drooping eyelid and a lifetime lived behind the walls of a convent.
Doreen Musungu, the school's headmistress, said the school was first given the land in 2010.
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HEADMISTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of headmistress for English Language Learners
: a woman who is the head of a U.S. private school
: a woman who is the head of a British school
HEADMISTRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of headmistress for Students
: a woman who heads the staff of a private school
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