daughter

[daw-ter]
noun
1.
a female child or person in relation to her parents.
2.
any female descendant.
3.
a person related as if by the ties binding daughter to parent: daughter of the church.
4.
anything personified as female and considered with respect to its origin: The United States is the daughter of the 13 colonies.
5.
Chemistry, Physics. an isotope formed by radioactive decay of another isotope.
adjective
6.
Biology. pertaining to a cell or other structure arising from division or replication: daughter cell; daughter DNA.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English doughter, Old English dohtor; cognate with German Tochter, Greek thygátēr, Sanskrit duhitā

daughterless, adjective
daughterlike, adjective
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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 Related: filial
4.  archaic (often capital) a form of address for a girl or woman
 
modifier
5.  biology denoting a cell or unicellular organism produced by the division of one of its own kind
6.  physics (of a nuclide) formed from another nuclide by radioactive decay
 
Related: filial
 
[Old English dohtor; related to Old High German tohter daughter, Greek thugatēr, Sanskrit duhitá]
 
'daughterhood
 
n
 
'daughterless
 
adj
 
'daughter-like
 
adj
 
'daughterliness
 
n
 
'daughterly
 
adj

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daughter
O.E. dohtor, from P.Gmc. *dochter, earlier *dhukter, from PIE *dhugheter (cf. Ger. tochter, Skt. duhitar-, Armenian dustr, O.C.S. dusti, Lith. dukte, Gk. thygater). The modern spelling evolved in southern England, 16c.
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daughter definition

mathematics, data
(Or "child", "successor") In a tree, a node pointed to by a parent, i.e. another node closer to the root node.
(1998-11-14)

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Daughter definition


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.

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Example sentences for daughter
This produces a single daughter cell with its copy number doubled.
He therefore asked the austins for leave to court their daughter.
She wished her daughter to become a pianist and thought her poetry was poor.
She is despised by her daughter edina but much loved by her granddaughter.
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