daughter-in-law


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daugh·ter-in-law

(dô′tər-ĭn-lô′)
n. pl. daughters-in-law
The wife of one's child.

daughter-in-law

n, pl daughters-in-law
the wife of one's son or daughter

daugh′ter-in-law`



n., pl. daugh•ters-in-law.
the wife of one's son.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daughter-in-law - the wife of your son
in-law, relative-in-law - a relative by marriage
Translations

daughter-in-law

[ˈdɔːtərɪnlɔː] N (daughters-in-law (pl)) → nuera f, hija f política

daughter-in-law

n pl <daughters-in-law> → Schwiegertochter f

daughter-in-law

[ˈdɔːtrɪnlɔː] nnuora

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-in-law

زَوْجَةُ الِابْن snacha svigerdatter Schwiegertochter νύφη nuera miniä belle-fille snaha nuora 息子の妻 며느리 schoondochter svigerdatter synowa nora невестка svärdotter ลูกสะใภ้ gelin con dâu 儿媳妇

daughter-in-law

n (pl daughters-in-law) nuera
References in classic literature ?
I know he wanted to speak, but I think, from something he once hinted, that he had promised his father not to do anything of the sort yet a while, for is is a rash boy, and the old gentleman dreads a foreign daughter-in-law.
Dashwood feel this ungracious behaviour, and so earnestly did she despise her daughter-in-law for it, that, on the arrival of the latter, she would have quitted the house for ever, had not the entreaty of her eldest girl induced her first to reflect on the propriety of going, and her own tender love for all her three children determined her afterwards to stay, and for their sakes avoid a breach with their brother.
My father and brother had not made my marriage known to their acquaintance; because, in the very first letter I wrote to apprise them of the union--having already begun to experience extreme disgust of its consequences, and, from the family character and constitution, seeing a hideous future opening to me--I added an urgent charge to keep it secret: and very soon the infamous conduct of the wife my father had selected for me was such as to make him blush to own her as his daughter-in-law.
Heathcliff is my daughter-in-law,' said Heathcliff, corroborating my surmise.