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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
The female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age; -- applied also to the lower animals.
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.
A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.
And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters.
--Ruth. i. 11.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English dohtor, from Proto-Germanic *dochter, earlier *dhukter (cognates: Old Saxon dohtar, Old Norse dottir, Old Frisian and Dutch dochter, German Tochter, Gothic dauhtar), from PIE *dhugheter (cognates: Sanskrit duhitar-, Avestan dugeda-, Armenian dustr, Old Church Slavonic dušti, Lithuanian dukte, Greek thygater). The common Indo-European word, lost in Celtic and Latin (Latin filia "daughter" is fem. of filius "son"). The modern spelling evolved 16c. in southern England. Daughter-in-law is attested from late 14c.
n. 1 One’s female child. 2 A female descendant. 3 A daughter language. 4 (context physics English) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.
A daughter is a female offspring; a girl, woman, or female animal in relation to her parents. Daughterhood is the state of being someone's daughter. The male counterpart is a son. Analogously the name is used in several areas to show relations between groups or elements.
In patriarchal societies, daughters often have different or lesser familial rights than sons. A family may prefer to have sons rather than daughters, with the daughters subjected to female infanticide. In some societies it is the custom for a daughter to be 'sold' to her husband, who must pay a bride price. The reverse of this custom, where the parents pay the husband a sum of money to compensate for the financial burden of the woman, is found in societies where women do not labour outside the home, and is referred to as dowry.
In the United States, the birth rate is 105 sons to 100 daughters which has been the natural birth rate since the 18th century. About 80 percent of prospective adoptive parents from the US will choose a girl over a boy.
A daughter is a female offspring.
Daughter may also refer to:
- Daughter cell, the biological cells resulting from cell division
- Daughter isotope, in physics, a nuclide formed by radioactive decay of another
- Daughterboard, in computing, a subordinate extension of a motherboard. It is typically attached more directly than an expansion card, and typically is integral to the motherboard's operation
- Daughter language, in linguistics, any later language derived from an earlier language. It may also be a node in a phrase structure tree, subordinated to a node of a higher level.
"Daughter" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released in 1993 as the second single from the band's second studio album, Vs. (1993). Although credited to all members of Pearl Jam, it features lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music primarily written by guitarist Stone Gossard. The song topped both the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock Billboard charts. The song spent a total of eight weeks at number one on the Mainstream Rock chart. "Daughter" eventually peaked at number 28 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart, becoming the band's first Top 40 single. The song was included on Pearl Jam's 2004 greatest hits album, rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003).
Daughter is an indie folk band from England. Fronted by North London native Elena Tonra (born 15 January 1990), they were formed in 2010 after the addition of Swiss-born guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella from France. They have released four EPs, three singles and two albums, and are currently signed to Glassnote (North America) and 4AD (Europe). After playing the local London circuit, they toured supporting Ben Howard around Europe and have since played headlining tours around North America, Europe and Australia.
Daughter is a 2014 South Korean drama film directed, written, and starring Ku Hye-sun.
Daughter premiered at the 19th Busan International Film Festival ahead of its theatrical release on November 6, 2014.
Usage examples of "daughter".
They all shuffle, all these strange lonely children of God, these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives whose noisy aberrations are safely muffled now by drugs.
His carriage, with his wife and two daughters already aboard and Cram scowling on the box beside the driver, stood by the front door.
West calmly and relentlessly, abused his daughter until she was unable to refuse.
West systematically abused his daughter, as determined to subjugate her as he had been to subjugate Rosemary Letts.
In spite of what Frederick West may or may not have told his father-in-law about his dislike for the abuse of his daughter Anna-Marie, there is no doubt that both he and his wife independently sexually abused the twelve-year-old.
Frederick West had abused his daughter precisely as he had his other victims, and for precisely the same reason - sexual gratification.
Rosemary West, too, was the daughter of a dominant and abusive father, a man whose actions she also idealised.
You get older daughters trying to protect younger siblings by doing anything they can to keep the abusive father focused on them.
This is a common way for adventuresses to look upon their daughters, and Therese was an adventuress in the widest acceptation of the term.
I got down at the inn, I found that the canoness was at Manheim, while in her stead I encountered an actress named Toscani, who was going to Stuttgart with her young and pretty daughter.
And no one could better persuade an adjudicator that I did not murder Ponter than his own daughter.
I always looked upon her as your daughter, and my husband knew it, but far from being angry, he used to adore her.
While congratulating myself on having made mother and daughter happy, I adored the secret paths and ways of Divine Providence.
Solitude had killed every power in her save vanity, and the form her vanity took was peculiarly irritating to her husband, and in a lesser degree to her daughter, for neither the Elder nor Loo would have founded self-esteem on adventitious advantages of upbringing.
Dear as his daughter might become to him, all he dared to ask of Heaven was that she might be restored to that truer self which lay beneath her false and adventitious being.