1. [syn: daughter, girl]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Daughter \Daugh"ter\, n.; pl. Daughters; obs. pl. Daughtren.
[OE. doughter, doghter, dohter, AS. dohtor, dohter; akin to
OS. dohtar, D. dochter, G. tochter, Icel. d[=o]ttir, Sw.
dotter, Dan. dotter, datter, Goth. da['u]htar,, OSlav.
d[u^]shti, Russ. doche, Lith. dukt[=e], Gr. qyga`thr, Zend.
dughdhar, Skr. duhit[.r]; possibly originally, the milker,
cf. Skr. duh to milk. [root]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
Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto
Jacob, went out to see the daughter of the land.
3. A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.
And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters. --Ruth. i.
4. A term of address indicating parental interest.
Daughter, be of good comfort. --Matt. ix.
Daughter cell (Biol.), one of the cells formed by cell
division. See Cell division, under Division.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a female human offspring; "her daughter cared for her in
her old age" [syn: daughter, girl] [ant: boy, son]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "daughter":
aunt, auntie, blood brother, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, bud,
buddy, child, country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed,
cousin twice removed, descendant, father, first cousin,
foster brother, foster child, frater, grandchild, granddaughter,
grandnephew, grandniece, grandson, granduncle, great-aunt,
great-uncle, half brother, heiress, kid brother, mother, nephew,
niece, nuncle, nunks, nunky, offspring, scion, second cousin, sis,
sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, son, son and heir, sonny,
stepbrother, stepchild, stepdaughter, stepsister, stepson, unc,
uncle, uncs, uterine brother
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
(Or "child", "successor") In a tree, a
node pointed to by a parent, i.e. another node closer to
the root node.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
This word, besides its natural and proper sense, is used to
designate, (1.) A niece or any female descendant (Gen. 20:12;
24:48; 28:6). (2.) Women as natives of a place, or as professing
the religion of a place; as, "the daughters of Zion" (Isa.
3:16), "daughters of the Philistines" (2 Sam. 1:20). (3.) Small
towns and villages lying around a city are its "daughters," as
related to the metropolis or mother city. Tyre is in this sense
called the daughter of Sidon (Isa. 23:12). (4.) The people of
Jerusalem are spoken of as "the daughters of Zion" (Isa. 37:22).
(5.) The daughters of a tree are its boughs (Gen. 49:22). (6.)
The "daughters of music" (Eccl. 12:4) are singing women.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
DAUGHTER. An immediate female descendant. See Son.