Definitions for: Daughter


[n] a female human offspring; "her daughter cared for her in her old age"



Webster (1913) Definition: Daugh"ter, n.; pl. Daughters; obs. pl. Daughtren.
[OE. doughter, doghter, dohter, AS. dohtor, dohter; akin to
OS. dohtar, D. dochter, G. tochter, Icel. d[=o]ttir, Sw.
dotter, Dan. dotter, datter, Goth. da['u]htar,, OSlav.
d[u^]shti, Russ. doche, Lith. dukt[=e], Gr. qyga`thr, Zend.
dughdhar, Skr. duhit[.r]; possibly originally, the milker,
cf. Skr. duh to milk. [root]68, 245.]
1. The female offspring of the human species; a female child
of any age; -- applied also to the lower animals.

2. A female descendant; a woman.

This woman, being a daughter of Abraham. --Luke
xiii. 16.

Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto
Jacob, went out to see the daughter of the land.
--Gen. xxxiv.
1.

3. A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.

And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters. --Ruth. i.
11.

4. A term of address indicating parental interest.

Daughter, be of good comfort. --Matt. ix.
22.

Daughter cell (Biol.), one of the cells formed by cell
division. See Cell division, under Division.

Synonyms: girl

Antonyms: boy, son

See Also: female offspring, mother's daughter

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