Daughter meaning

dô'tər
A female descendant.
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The definition of a daughter is a female child that a mother gives birth to or adopts.

An example of a daughter is the little girl you gave birth to.

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One's female child.
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A woman considered as if in a relationship of child to parent.

A daughter of the nation.

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One that is personified or regarded as a female descendant.
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The immediate product of the radioactive decay of an element.
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Possessing the characteristics of a daughter; having the relationship of a daughter.
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Of or relating to a cell, organelle, or other structure produced by division or replication.

Daughter cell; daughter DNA.

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Produced by or resulting from the decay of a radioactive element.

Daughter atom; daughter nuclide.

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A girl or woman as she is related to either or both parents: sometimes also used of animals.
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A female descendant.
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A female thought of as having been formed by some influence, as a child is by a parent.

A daughter of the French Revolution.

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Anything thought of as like a daughter in relation to its source or origin.

Colonies are daughters of the mother country.

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An element that results immediately from the disintegration of a radioactive element.
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A stepdaughter.
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An adopted daughter.
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A daughter-in-law.
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One's female child.
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A female descendant.
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The immediate product of the radioactive decay of an element.
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Possessing the characteristics of a daughter; having the relationship of a daughter.
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Of or relating to a cell, organelle, or other structure produced by division or replication.

Daughter cell; daughter DNA.

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Produced by or resulting from the decay of a radioactive element.

Daughter atom; daughter nuclide.

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One’s female child.

I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.

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A female descendant.
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A daughter language.
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(physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.
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Origin of daughter

From Middle English doughter, from Old English dōhtor, from Proto-Germanic *duhtēr (compare Scots dochter, West Frisian dochter, Dutch dochter, German Tochter, Swedish dotter), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰugh₂tḗr (compare Ancient Greek θυγάτηρ (thugatēr), Mudhili Gadaba duxtīr, Tocharian A ckācar, Tocharian B tkācer, Lithuanian duktė̃, Armenian դուստր (dustr), Persian دختر (doχtar), Sanskrit दुहितृ (duhitṛ)).