Any female in relation to her parents.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Daughter [Heb. baṯ; Gk. thygátēr, also thygátrion (“little daughter,” Mk. 5:23; 7:25)]; NEB also GIRL (Gen. 34:8, 17; Ex. 1:16, 22), WOMAN (Gen. 36:39; Ex. 2:1; Nu. 36:8; Hos. 1:3), YOUNG WOMAN (Dnl. 11:17), PEOPLE (Isa. 23:10; Jer. 49:4; Lam. 2:11), CITY (Isa. 23:12), SUPPLICANTS (Zeph. 3:10),
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
daughter. Most biblical uses of the word “daughter” refer to a female child, though the term can be used more expansively for any female descendant (e.g., 2 Kings 8:26) or as a synonym for “women” (e.g., “daughters of humans” in Gen. 6:4 are human women; “daughters of Jerusalem” in Luke 23:28 are women
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DAUGHTER (Heb. bath, “daughter,” “child,” “descendant”).One cannot determine the exact meaning of the Heb. word bath until he carefully considers the context, any more than he can for the word ben, “son,” of which bath is the feminine counterpart.The Heb. word bath appears about 150 times in the OT
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
DaughterIn most instances, a household’s female child (Heb. baṯ). The term may also designate a female descendant, perhaps a granddaughter (e.g., 2 Kgs. 8:26 = 2 Chr. 22:2), or the inhabitant of a city (e.g., Judg. 21:21) or region (e.g., Gen. 24:3). At times, Heb. bēn, “son,” encompasses both sexes;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Daughter. †To the Israelites the word “daughter” (Heb. baṯ) has a wide range of meanings. (1) For the most part it refers to one’s female offspring; the Old Testament lists the names of daughters as readily as those of sons (e.g., Gen. 11:29, Milcah the daughter of Haran). (2) By extension it signifies
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Daughter. The word is used in Scripture not only for daughter, but for granddaughter or other female descendant. Gen. 24:48. It is used of the female inhabitants of a place or country, Gen. 6:2; Luke 23:28, and of cities in general, Isa. 10:32; 23:12, but more specifically of dependent towns or hamlets,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DAUGHTER (Heb. bat, feminine of bēn, “son”; Gk. thugatēr). This word is used in Scripture, like son, with some latitude. In addition to its usual and proper sense of daughter, born or adopted, it is used to designate a step-sister, niece, or any female descendant (Gen. 20:12; 24:48; Deut. 23:17). More
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
DaughterThis 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.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DAUGHTER — the female offspring of a husband and wife. The term “daughter” is also used in the Bible to designate a stepsister, niece, or any female descendant (Gen. 20:12; 24:48; granddaughter, NIV). Sometimes the word is used in an even more general sense to refer to the female branch of a family or
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
DaughterWomen in Scripture are nearly always identified as the daughter of their father. Many significant daughters are only named as such: consider the daughters of Lot (Gen 19), Pharaoh (Ex 2:5; Heb 11:24), Jephthah (Judg 11:34ff), Job (Job 42:15), Herodias (Mt 14:6), Jairus (Mk 5:23) and the Syrophoenician
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAUGHTER<do’-ter> ([בַּת‎, bath]; [θυγάτηρ, thugater]): Used in Scriptures in several more or less distinct senses:a. for daughter in the ordinary, literal sense (Genesis 46:25; Exodus 1:16);b. daughter-in-law (Ruth 2:2);c. grand-daughter or other female descendant (Exodus 21; Luke 1:5;
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Daughʹter, a word used in Scripture in a variety of senses.1. It is used not only for a daughter proper, but for granddaughter or other female descendant, much in the same way and like extent with “son” (Gen. 24:48; 31:43).2. The female inhabitants of a city, of a country and of a particular race are