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Princeton's WordNet

  1. niece(noun)

    a daughter of your brother or sister


  1. niece(Noun)

    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").

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Niece(noun)

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

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

  2. Niece(noun)

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

    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

    The daughter of one’s sibling.

    Submitted by dklajksdajsdaiuoiuoew on December 15, 2019  
  2. 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  

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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. Renata Espinoza:

    The DA never called, there was no consideration for Renata, my niece, my parents, me, or the officers. It was as if she didn't care.

  2. Chad Barnhill:

    We were an hour away from her sister’s home and, after performing the night before and then knowing she would have a long night that following evening, she still drove to Hastings to spend the day with her niece.

  3. Gregory Gunn:

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

  4. The Pope:

    In old times these things were covered up, they were covered up also in the homes when the uncle raped the little niece, or the father raped his children. They were covered up because the shame was very big.

  5. 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.

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    an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
    • A. usurious
    • B. numinous
    • C. jejune
    • D. splay

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