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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 the Appendix of 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 ?
With wonderful presence of mind, Don Pedro, the cruel sire, rushed in, dragged out his daughter, with a hasty aside.
A little girl, the daughter of a farmer, had been thrown from a buggy and killed.
Genevieve Whitney was the only daughter of a distinguished man.
The mother played her accompaniments and at the same time watched her daughter with greedy admiration and nervous apprehension.
The mother and daughter slowly descended the stairs together -- the first dressed in dark brown, with an Indian shawl thrown over her shoulders; the second more simply attired in black, with a plain collar and cuffs, and a dark orange-colored ribbon over the bosom of her dress.
One day the Crab said to the fisherman's wife, 'Go to the King and tell him I wish to marry his younger daughter.
Consider, too, that your daughter Mari-Sancha will not die of grief if we marry her; for I have my suspicions that she is as eager to get a husband as you to get a government; and, after all, a daughter looks better ill married than well whored.
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.
The two women who thus knelt in united prayer were the daughter and grand-daughter of Henry IV.
Yes dear resemblance of my Laurina and Laurina's Daughter, sweet image of my Claudia and my Claudia's Mother, I do acknowledge thee as the Daughter of the one and the Grandaughter of the other.
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.
She was, moreover, very shrewd and clever; and the miller was so proud of her, that he one day told the king of the land, who used to come and hunt in the wood, that his daughter could spin gold out of straw.