daughter


daughter
daughter [dôt′ər]
n.
[ME doughter < OE dohtor, akin to Goth dauhtar, Ger tochter < IE base * dhugheter > Sans duhitár, Gr thugatēr]
1. a girl or woman as she is related to either or both parents: sometimes also used of animals
2. a female descendant
3.
a) a stepdaughter
b) an adopted daughter
c) a daughter-in-law
4. a female thought of as having been formed by some influence, as a child is by a parent [a daughter of the French Revolution]
5. anything thought of as like a daughter in relation to its source or origin [colonies are daughters of the mother country]
6. Physics an element that results immediately from the disintegration of a radioactive element

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