What does daughter mean?

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ˈdɔ tərdaugh·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. daughter, girlnoun

    a female human offspring

    "her daughter cared for her in her old age"

Wiktionary

  1. daughternoun

    One's female child.

    Etymology: 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).

  2. daughternoun

    A female descendant.

    Etymology: 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).

  3. daughternoun

    daughter language

    Etymology: 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. Daughternoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Daughternoun

    a female descendant; a woman

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Daughternoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Daughternoun

    a term of address indicating parental interest

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. daughter

    A female human being cocreated by a set of parents.

    Their daughter is so loving, kind and joyful.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  
  2. daughter

    A female human being created with sperm and ovum.

    Our daughter is so loved, joyful and fun.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  

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  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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Numerology

  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. Julie Stutterheim:

    She was very upset about it. My daughter's Ethiopian.

  2. Tracey Thompson:

    It’s such a blessing that I can do this for my daughter.

  3. Sandria Burts:

    Her father was involved in that crash who lost his daughter. Her mom whose been notified has lost her child. And there’s somebody that’s going to drive around the rest of their life knowing that they were involved in a traffic crash that killed a 7-year-old girl.

  4. Casey Anthony:

    I decline to answer any questions about my daughter. If you ask me again, I will walk out of this room.

  5. Songbo Ji:

    People like our age are now prepping their daughter’s and their son’s wedding, and their life is full of joy. But every day instead for us we are paying tribute to our son, crying.

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