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daughter Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a female human offspring
    • her daughter cared for her in her old age

Daugh"ter noun
OE. doughter, doghter, dohter, AS. dohtor, dohter; akin to OS. dohtar, D. dochter, G. tochter, Icel. dtir, Sw. dotter, Dan. dotter, datter, Goth. daúhtar,, OSlav. dshti, Russ. doche, Lith. dukt, Gr. , Zen. dughdhar, Skr. duhit; possibly originally, the milker, cf. Skr. duh to milk. , 245.
plural Daughters obsolete plural Daughtren
  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 adress indicating parental interest.
    Daughter, be of good comfort. Matt. ix. 22.

Webster 1913