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Daugh"ter, n.; pl. Daughters; obs. pl. Daughtren. Etym: [OE. doughter, doghter, dohter, AS. dohtor, dohter; akin to OS. dohtar, D. dochter, G. tochter, Icel. d, Sw. dotter, Dan. dotter, datter, Goth. daúhtar,, OSlav. d, Russ. doche, Lith. dukt, Gr. , Zendughdhar, Skr. duhit; possibly originally, the milker, cf. Skr. duh to milk. sq. root68, 245.]

1. The female offspring of the human species; a female child of any age;
-- applied also to the lower animals.

2. A female descendant; a woman.
This woman, being a daughter of Abraham. Luke 13:16.
Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughter of the land. Genesis 34:1.

3. A son's wife; a daughter-in-law.
And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters. Ruth 1:11.

4. A term of address indicating parental interest.
Daughter, be of good comfort. Matthew 9:22.
Daughter cell (Biol.), one of the cells formed by cell division. See Cell division, under Division.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

Daughter - This word, besides its natural and proper sense, is used to designate,
(1.) A niece or any female descendant (Genesis 20:12; Genesis 24:48; Genesis 28:6).
(2.) Women as natives of a place, or as professing the religion of a place; as, "the daughters of Zion" (Isaiah 3:16), "daughters of the Philistines" (2 Samuel 1:20).
(3.) Small towns and villages lying around a city are its "daughters," as related to the metropolis or mother city. Tyre is in this sense called the daughter of Sidon (Isaiah 23:12).
(4.) The people of Jerusalem are spoken of as "the daughters of Zion" (Isaiah 37:22).
(5.) The daughters of a tree are its boughs (Genesis 49:22).
(6.) The "daughters of music" (Ecclesiastes 12:4) are singing women.

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