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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  xiii.  16. 
 
  Dinah,  the  daughter  of  Leah,  which  she  bare  unto 
  Jacob,  went  out  to  see  the  daughter  of  the  land. 
  --Gen.  xxxiv 
  1. 
 
  3.  A  son's  wife;  a  daughter-in-law. 
 
  And  Naomi  said  Turn  again  my  daughters.  --Ruth.  i. 
  11. 
 
  4.  A  term  of  address  indicating  parental  interest. 
 
  Daughter,  be  of  good  comfort.  --Matt.  ix 
  22. 
 
  {Daughter  cell}  (Biol.),  one  of  the  cells  formed  by  cell 
  division.  See  {Cell  division},  under  {Division}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  daughter 
  n  :  a  female  human  offspring;  "her  daughter  cared  for  her  in  her 
  old  age"  [syn:  {girl}]  [ant:  {son},  {son}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  daughter 
 
    (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) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Daughter 
  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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