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daughter

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noun daugh·ter \ˈdȯ-tər, ˈdä-\

Simple Definition of daughter

  • : a female child

Full Definition of daughter

  1. 1 a :  a female offspring especially of human parents b :  a female adopted child c :  a human female descendant

  2. 2 :  something considered as a daughter <the United States is a daughter of Great Britain>

  3. 3 :  an atomic species that is the product of the radioactive decay of a given element

daugh·ter·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of daughter

  1. We have a daughter and two sons.



Origin of daughter

Middle English, doughter, from Old English dohtor; akin to Old High German tohter daughter, Greek thygatēr


First Known Use: before 12th century

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daughter

adjective daugh·ter

Definition of daughter

  1. 1 :  having the characteristics or relationship of a daughter

  2. 2 :  belonging to the first generation of offspring, organelles, or molecules produced by reproduction, division, or replication <daughter cell> <daughter DNA molecules>



1614

First Known Use of daughter

1614

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DAUGHTER Defined for Kids

daughter

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noun daugh·ter \ˈdȯ-tər\

Definition of daughter

  1. 1 :  a female child or offspring

  2. 2 :  a woman or girl associated with or thought of as a child of something (as a country, race, or religion) <The book tells the stories of two daughters of Africa.>




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