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Definition of "daughter" []

  • One's female child. (noun)
  • A female descendant. (noun)
  • A woman considered as if in a relationship of child to parent: a daughter of the nation. (noun)
  • One personified or regarded as a female descendant: "Culturally Japan is a daughter of Chinese civilization” ( Edwin O. Reischauer). (noun)
  • Physics The immediate product of the radioactive decay of an element. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "daughter" in a sentence
  • "I stayed with my oldest daughter for a while and then my youngest daughterߞ."
  • "Fairbanks was unusually social and winning that afternoon, when he found them rising from the lunch in the field; and he conversed freely and pleasantly with Mrs. Fabens and her daughter, as they departed for the house; and then turned to Fabens and conversed a long while, saying at last -- "That is your _only daughter_, I believe, Judge?""
  • "Or, still later, how the revulsion takes her, Saul’s daughter, as she sees David capering home before the ark, and how her affection had done with this emotional man of the ruddy countenance, so prone to weep in his bed: And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter—"