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Meaning of DAUGHTER

Pronunciation:  'dotur

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

DAUGHTER is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: girl
 Antonyms: boy, son
 See Also: female offspring, mother's daughter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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

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

4. A term of address indicating parental interest.

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

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

Computing Dictionary

(Or "child", "successor") In a tree, a node pointed to by a parent, i.e. another node closer to the root node.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your daughter in your dream, represents your waking relationship with your daughter and the qualities that she projects. If you do not have a daughter, then it symbolizes the feminine aspect within yourself.
Easton Bible Dictionary

This word, besides its natural and proper sense, is used to designate, (1.) A niece or any female descendant (Gen. 20:12; 24:48; 28:6). (2.) Women as natives of a place, or as professing the religion of a place; as, "the daughters of Zion" (Isa. 3:16), "daughters of the Philistines" (2 Sam. 1:20). (3.) Small towns and villages lying around a city are its "daughters," as related to the metropolis or mother city. Tyre is in this sense called the daughter of Sidon (Isa. 23:12). (4.) The people of Jerusalem are spoken of as "the daughters of Zion" (Isa. 37:22). (5.) The daughters of a tree are its boughs (Gen. 49:22). (6.) The "daughters of music" (Eccl. 12:4) are singing women.

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