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Webster 1913 Edition


Daughter

Daugh′ter

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Daughters
(#)
;
obs. pl
.
Daughtren
(#)
.
[OE.
doughter
,
doghter
,
dohter
, AS.
dohtor
,
dohter
; akin to OS.
dohtar
, D.
dochter
, G.
tochter
, Icel.
dōttir
, Sw.
dotter
, Dan.
dotter
,
datter
, Goth.
daúhtar
,, OSlav.
dŭshti
, Russ.
doche
, Lith.
duktē
, Gr.
θυγάτηρ
, Zend.
dughdhar
, Skr.
duhitṛ
; possibly originally, the milker, cf. Skr.
duh
to milk. √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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Daughter

DAUGHTER

, n,

Definition 2022


daughter

daughter

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Noun

daughter (plural daughters or daughtren)

  1. One’s female offspring.
    I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.
  2. A female descendant.
  3. A daughter language.
  4. (physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.

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