daughter meaning

EN[ˈdɔːtə(ɹ)] [ˈdɔ.tɚ] [ˈdɑ.tɚ]
  • A daughter is a female offspring; a girl, woman, or female animal in relation to her parents. Daughterhood is the state of being a daughter. The male counterpart is a son.
  • In patriarchal societies, daughters often have different or lesser familial rights than sons. A family may prefer to have sons rather than daughters, with the daughters subjected to female infanticide.
  • In the United States, the birth rate is 105 sons to 100 daughters which has been the natural birth rate since the 18th century. About 80 percent of prospective adoptive parents from the US will choose a girl over a boy.

    Definition of daughter in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdaughtersPLdaughtrenSUF-ter
    1. One’s female offspring.
      1. I already have a son, so I would like to have a daughter.
    2. A female descendant.
      1. A daughter language.
        1. (physics) A nuclide left over from radioactive decay.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • My daughter turns into a pumpkin at 10:00, so you need to have her home before then.
            • He asked me to look after his daughter while he was away.
            • Lord Capulet and his wife threatened to disown their daughter Juliet if she didn't go through with marrying Count Paris.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The Matchmaking Festival provided social events for these lonely-hearted pilgrims, and allowed local personages to keep undesirables away from their daughters.
            • He conveyed ownership of the company to his daughter.
            • Mrs Johnston died at thirty, and left behind three young daughters.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en daughters
          2. en daughter-in-law
          3. en daughterly
          4. en daughtered
          5. en daughtering
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of daughter for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "daughter" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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          Definiteness: Level 9
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