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Princeton's WordNet

  1. niecenoun

    a daughter of your brother or sister


  1. niecenoun

    A daughter of someone's sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either the daughter of one's brother ("fraternal niece"), or of one's sister ("sororal niece").

  2. Etymology: nece, from nece (Modern French nièce "niece") from *, representing neptis, from nepot-. Akin to nift (Nichte). Displaced native nifte (from nift).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Niecenoun

    The daughter of a brother or sister.

    Etymology: niece, niepee, French; neptis, Latin.

    My niece Plantagenet,
    Led in the hand of her kind aunt of Gloster. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    While he thus his niece bestows,
    About our isle he builds a wall. Edmund Waller.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Niecenoun

    a relative, in general; especially, a descendant, whether male or female; a granddaughter or a grandson

  2. Niecenoun

    a daughter of one's brother or sister, or of one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law

  3. Etymology: [OE. nece, F. nice, LL. neptia, for L. neptis a granddaughter, niece, akin to nepos. See Nephew.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Niece

    nēs, n. (fem. of Nephew) the daughter of a brother or sister: (orig.) a granddaughter. [O. Fr.,—Low L. nepta—L. neptis, a granddaughter, niece.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Niece

    A Daughter of one's Sibbling or Cousin in The Rapport with her Maternal or Paternal Grandparents' Other Children or Great-Grandparents'Other Grandchildren or her Great-Grandparents/Ancestors/Great-Great-Grandparents' Other Descendents/Great-Grandchildren, a Grandniece is a Granddaugher of one's Sibbling or Brother in The Rapport with her Great-Grandparents/Ancestors' Other Children, Grandchildren or Descendents/Great-Grandchildren, a Great-Grandniece is a Great-Granddaugther of one's Sibbling or Cousin, with the Common Ascendents in The Right line from the Great-Great-Grandparents, a Great-Great-Grandniece is a Great-Great-Granddaugther of one's Sibbling or Cousin, with the Common Ascendents in The Right line from the Great-Great-Great-Grandparents/3rd Great-Grandparents, and so on.

    An Aunt comforted her Niece at her Grandparents' Funeral, she teached her, just good things, and her Niece was always good with her.

    Submitted by fcatana14 on August 15, 2020  

  2. niece

    The daughter of one’s sibling.

    Submitted by dklajksdajsdaiuoiuoew on December 15, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of niece in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of niece in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of niece in a Sentence

  1. Gregory Gunn:

    My mother lost her son. I lost a brother. My niece, everybody, lost a dear friend.

  2. Marta Pinto:

    They took me to the house of a niece because I suffer from lung disease, my husband arrived and said: 'Love, we have lost everything.' I´ve cried all my tears already. My heart is so sore for everything that has happened to us, to our neighbors, in this tremendous tragedy.

  3. Matt Jacobi:

    This toy brought so much joy and happiness to my 8-year-old niece, and there are thousands and thousands of families just like Nick Caprio and I. I just had to do something.

  4. Megan McCall:

    I just need to know he's OK, if the house and the cars are destroyed they can be replaced, but my niece needs her dad -- and as much as I sometimes can't stand him, I would do anything to just know he's OK.

  5. Law Oats:

    Whatever has to be done has to be done, plain and simple. My niece is a little child, she doesn't know better. My sister, she definitely should know better.

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