Definitions for Daughterˈdɔ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

daugh•terˈdɔ tər(n.)

  1. a girl or woman in relation to her parents.

  2. any female descendant.

  3. a person related as if by the ties binding daughter to parent:

    a daughter of the church.

  4. anything personified as female and considered with respect to its origin.

  5. an isotope formed by radioactive decay of another isotope.

    Category: Chemistry, Physics

  6. (adj.)pertaining to a cell or other structure arising from division or replication:

    daughter cell; daughter DNA.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of daughter:

bef. 950; ME doughter, OE dohtor, c. OS dohtar, OHG tochter, ON dōttir, Go dauhtar, Gk thygátēr, Skt duhita

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daughter, girl(noun)

    a female human offspring

    "her daughter cared for her in her old age"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. daughter(noun)ˈdɔ tər

    a female child

    This is my daughter.; Her daughter is in college.


  1. daughter(Noun)

    Oneu2019s female child.

  2. daughter(Noun)

    A female descendant.

  3. daughter(Noun)

    daughter language

  4. Origin: From doughter, from dohtor, from duhtēr (cf. Scots/West Frisian/Dutch dochter, German Tochter, Swedish dotter), from dʰugh₂tḗr (cf. Gaulish , Tocharian A ckācar, B tkācer, Lithuanian duktė).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daughter(noun)

    the female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age; -- applied also to the lower animals

  2. Daughter(noun)

    a female descendant; a woman

  3. Daughter(noun)

    a son's wife; a daughter-in-law

  4. Daughter(noun)

    a term of address indicating parental interest


  1. Daughter

    A daughter is a female offspring; a girl, woman, or female animal in relation to her parents. Daughterhood is the state of being a daughter. The masculine 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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Daughter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1079

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Daughter' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1311

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Daughter' in Nouns Frequency: #384

Translations for Daughter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a female child (when spoken of in relation to her parents)

That is Mary's daughter; She has two daughters.

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