Daughter

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

(1.) A niece or any female descendant (Gen. 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" (Isa. 3:16), "daughters of the Philistines" (2 Sam. 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 (Isa. 23:12).

(4.) The people of Jerusalem are spoken of as "the daughters of Zion" (Isa. 37:22).

(5.) The daughters of a tree are its boughs (Gen. 49:22).

(6.) The "daughters of music" (Eccl. 12:4) are singing women.

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