|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|
|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|
|[Old English dohtor; related to Old High German tohter daughter, Greek thugatēr, Sanskrit duhitá]|
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.