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daugh·ter

 (dô′tər)
n.
1. One's female child.
2. A female descendant.
3. A woman considered as if in a relationship of child to parent: a daughter of the nation.
4. One that is personified or regarded as a female descendant: "Culturally Japan is a daughter of Chinese civilization" (Edwin O. Reischauer).
5. The immediate product of the radioactive decay of an element.
adj.
1. Possessing the characteristics of a daughter; having the relationship of a daughter.
2. Of or relating to a cell, organelle, or other structure produced by division or replication: daughter cell; daughter DNA.
3. Produced by or resulting from the decay of a radioactive element: daughter atom; daughter nuclide.

[Middle English doughter, from Old English dohtor; see dhugəter- in Indo-European roots.]

daugh′ter·ly adj.

daughter

(ˈdɔːtə)
n
1. a female offspring; a girl or woman in relation to her parents
2. a female descendant
3. a female from a certain country, etc, or one closely connected with a certain environment, etc: a daughter of the church.
4. (often capital) archaic a form of address for a girl or woman
adj
5. (Biology) biology denoting a cell or unicellular organism produced by the division of one of its own kind
6. (General Physics) physics (of a nuclide) formed from another nuclide by radioactive decay
[Old English dohtor; related to Old High German tohter daughter, Greek thugatēr, Sanskrit duhitá]
ˈdaughterhood n
ˈdaughterless adj
ˈdaughter-ˌlike adj
ˈdaughterliness n
ˈdaughterly adj

daugh•ter

(ˈdɔ tər)

n.
1. a girl or woman in relation to her parents.
2. any female descendant.
3. a person related as if by the ties binding daughter to parent: a daughter of the church.
4. anything personified as female and considered with respect to its origin.
5. an isotope formed by radioactive decay of another isotope.
adj.
6. pertaining to a cell or other structure arising from division or replication: daughter cell; daughter DNA.
[before 950; Middle English doughter, Old English dohtor, c. Old Saxon dohtar, Old High German tochter, Old Norse dōttir, Gothic dauhtar, Greek thygátēr, Skt duhita]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daughter - a female human offspringdaughter - a female human offspring; "her daughter cared for her in her old age"
female offspring - a child who is female
mother's daughter - a daughter who is favored by and similar to her mother
son, boy - a male human offspring; "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is"

daughter

noun female child, girl, descendant, lass (informal) a woman with four daughters to marry off
Related words
adjective filial
Quotations
"As is the mother, so is her daughter" Bible: Ezekiel
"A daughter is an embarrassing and ticklish possession" [Menander Perinthis]
Translations
إبْنَه، بِنْتاِبْنَة
filla
dcera
datter
filino
tütar
دختر
tytär
kći
lánylányaleány
dóttir
filia
duktėmarti
meita
fiică
dcéra
hči
dotter
ลูกสาว
kız evlatkız evlât
con gái

daughter

[ˈdɔːtəʳ] Nhija f DAR

daughter

[ˈdɔːtər] nfille fdaughter-in-law [ˈdɔːtərɪnlɔː] nbelle-fille f, bru f

daughter

n (lit, fig)Tochter f

daughter

[ˈdɔːtəʳ] nfiglia

daughter

(ˈdoːtə) noun
a female child (when spoken of in relation to her parents). That is Mary's daughter; She has two daughters.
ˈdaughter-in-lawplural ˈdaughters-in-law noun
a son's wife.

daughter

اِبْنَة dcera datter Tochter κόρη hija tytär fille kći figlia dochter datter córka filha дочь dotter ลูกสาว kız evlat con gái 女儿

daugh·ter

n. hija;
___ -in-lawnuera.

daughter

n hija
References in classic literature ?
The princess for her part, going round the question in the manner peculiar to women, maintained that Kitty was too young, that Levin had done nothing to prove that he had serious intentions, that Kitty felt no great attraction to him, and other side issues; but she did not state the principal point, which was that she looked for a better match for her daughter, and that Levin was not to her liking, and she did not understand him.
And embracing her daughter, the countess began to weep for the first time.
The kitchen was now a scene of universal confusion, Western enquiring after his daughter, and Fitzpatrick as eagerly after his wife, when Jones entered the room, unfortunately having Sophia's muff in his hand.
Paul's Church, where there are already several people, among them a lady and her daughter in evening dress.
The singularity of this step, and above all its formality, had not a little surprised the banker, who had immediately obeyed his daughter by repairing first to the drawing-room.
13: They came to call those who followed local manners Latins, but those who followed Hellenic customs Greeks, after the brothers Latinus and Graecus; as Hesiod says: `And in the palace Pandora the daughter of noble Deucalion was joined in love with father Zeus, leader of all the gods, and bare Graecus, staunch in battle.
give me only salt and black bread, only let me have my daughter to warm me like a sun
She complied and disclosed what no one could have ever anticipated, for she disclosed the countenance of Dona Rodriguez, the duenna of the house; the other female in mourning being her daughter, who had been made a fool of by the rich farmer's son.
cried the baron, offering his large hand to his daughter, whom he called "Signora Piombellina,"--another symptom of gayety, to which Ginevra replied by a smile.
Now the Six came to a town in which the King had proclaimed that whoever should run with his daughter in a race, and win, should become her husband; but if he lost, he must lose his head.
The parent continually wondered how her daughter could come to such a pass.
It was in this place, seemingly belonging entirely to the past, that Professor Stangerson and his daughter installed themselves to lay the foundations for the science of the future.