What does Daughter mean?

Definitions for Daughter
ˈdɔ tərDaugh·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daughter, girl(noun)

    a female human offspring

    "her daughter cared for her in her old age"


  1. daughter(Noun)

    One's 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

  5. Origin: [OE. doughter, doghter, dohter, AS. dohtor, dohter; akin to OS. dohtar, D. dochter, G. tochter, Icel. dttir, Sw. dotter, Dan. dotter, datter, Goth. dahtar,, OSlav. dshti, Russ. doche, Lith. dukt, Gr. qyga`thr, Zend. dughdhar, Skr. duhit; possibly originally, the milker, cf. Skr. duh to milk. 68, 245.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Daughter

    daw′tėr, n. a female child: a female descendant: woman (generally).—ns. Daugh′ter-in-law, a son's wife; Daugh′terliness; Daugh′terling, a little daughter.—adj. Daugh′terly, like or becoming a daughter. [A.S. dohtor; Scot. dochter, Ger. tochter, Gr. thygatēr.]

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daughter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daughter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Daughter in a Sentence

  1. The Mexican Foreign Ministry:

    I saw my daughter.

  2. Aulus Gellius:

    Truth is the daughter of time.

  3. Aaron Kwok:

    I'm getting diapers for my daughter.

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Intelligence is the daughter of wisdom.

  5. Lifeng Ye:

    I hope he would give my daughter back to me.

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