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daughter

A daughter is a female offspring, and while it is usually referring to the female child's relationship to her parents, it might be used to suggest any similar relationship, such as the organization “Daughters of the American Revolution.”

The English word daughter appeared before the Tenth Century as the Old English dohtor and later the Middle English doughter. Any connected group of women might be referred to as "daughters," For example, the "daughters of Zion" of the Bible and the "Daughters of Elysium" in Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy" closing to his Ninth Symphony. If people say you are your mother's daughter, aside from pointing out the obvious they are saying the two of you have a lot in common.

Definitions of daughter
  1. noun
    a female human offspring
    “her daughter cared for her in her old age”
    synonyms: girl
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    Antonyms:
    boy, son
    a male human offspring
    types:
    mother's daughter
    a daughter who is favored by and similar to her mother
    type of:
    female offspring
    a child who is female
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