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Origin: oe. Doughter, doghter, dohter, as. Dohtor, dohter; akin to os. Dohtar, D. Dochter, g. Tochter, Icel. Dtir, Sw. Dotter, dan. Dotter, datter, goth. Daohtar, OSlav. Dshti, Russ. Doche, lith. Dukt, gr, Zen. Dughdhar, Skr. Duhit; possibly originally, the milker, cf. Skr. Duh to milk, 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 xiii. 16) Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughter of the land. (gen. Xxxiv. 1)

3. A son's wife; a daughter-in-law. And Naomi said, turn again, my daughters. (ruth. I. 11)

4. A term of adress indicating parental interest. Daughter, be of good comfort. (Matt. Ix.

(Science: biology) 22) daughter cell, one of the cells formed by cell division. See cell division, under division.