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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

This word, besides its natural and proper sense, is used to designate,

1. A niece or any female descendant (Genesis 20:12; 24:48; 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.

Naves Topical Index

Forbidden to be wife of her mother's husband
Leviticus 20:14

Sold in concubinage
Exodus 21:7-10

Given in marriage by parents
Judges 1:12-13; 1 Samuel 17:25; 1 Samuel 18:20-21

Property rights of
Numbers 27:1-11; Numbers 36:1-13; Joshua 17:3-6; Ruth 4:3

Used also for granddaughter
Genesis 36:2

Smith's Bible Dictionary

The word is used in Scripture not only for daughter, but for granddaughter or other female descendant. (Genesis 24:48) It is used of the female inhabitants of a place or country, (Genesis 6:2; Luke 23:28) and of cities in general, (Isaiah 10:32; 23:12) but more specifically of dependent towns or hamlets, while to the principal city the correlative "mother" is applied. (Numbers 21:25) "Daughters of music," i.e. singing birds, (Ecclesiastes 12:4) refers to the power of making and enjoying music.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The female offspring of a man or woman; a female child of any age.

2. A daughter in law; a son's wife. Ruth 3:1.

3. A woman; plural female inhabitants.

Dinah went out to see the daughters of the land.

Genesis 34:1.

4. A female descendant; lineage of females. Luke I.

5. The female penitent of a confessor.

This word is used in scripture for the inhabitants of a city or country, male and female. Isaiah 16:1, Matthew 21:5. Also as a term of affection or kindness.

Daughter, be of good comfort. Matthew 9:22.

Naves Topical Index


Instance of, Ruth
Ruth 1:11-18; Ruth 4:15


Prophecy of
Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:35

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The state of a daughter.

2. The conduct becoming a daughter.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DAUGH'TERLY, adjective Becoming a daughter; dutiful.