A daughter is a female offspring- a girl or woman in relation to her parents. Daughterhood is the state of being someone's daughter. The male counterpart is a son. Analogously the name is used in several areas to show relations between groups or elements. From biological perspective, a daughter is a first degree relative. The word daughter also has several other connotations attached to it, one of these being used in reference to a female descendent or consanguinity. It can also be used as a term of endearment coming from an elder. In patriarchal societies, daughters often have different or lesser familial rights than sons. A family may prefer to have sons rather than daughters and subject daughters to female infanticide. In some societies it is the custom for a daughter to be 'sold' to her husband, who must pay a bride price. The reverse of this custom, where the parents pay the husband a sum of money to compensate for the financial burden of the woman and is known as a dowry.

Read more in the app

Coronation Street: What happened to Miley, the daughter Faye gave away?

Levi Bellfield: Eldest daughter among his 11 children wants him to ‘rot in hell’

Olivia Jade: Everything To Know About Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Who’s On ‘DWTS’

Ashley Cain reveals daughter Azaylia needs different chemo as leukaemia has spread

Karren Brady's daughter Sophia Peschisolido displays her jaw-dropping figure in black lingerie

Amanda Holden wishes her lookalike daughter Lexi a happy 15th birthday with sweet snap

Mindy Kaling's 3-Year-Old Daughter Has the Sweetest Reaction to Kamala Harris' Swearing In

Rob Kardashian's Daughter Dream Will Melt Your Heart In Adorable Hand-Me-Down Outfit

Katie Price's daughter Bunny, 6, sports one of her long wigs during horse riding session

Danny Dyer tells pregnant daughter Dani to have SEX and a spicy meal to bring on labour

Tamara Ecclestone shows off figure in tan swimsuit in post about daughter Serena during Dubai break

Jennifer Hawkins sets the record straight about pregnancy rumours

Jessica Hart shares an adorable picture of her newborn daughter Baby Rae

Rob Kardashian shares photo of his daughter Dream, four, wearing his late father's t-shirt

Olivia Newton-John is releasing another duet with daughter Chloe Lattanzi

Jennifer Hawkins hints she wants another child as she gushes over her daughter Frankie

Lucille Ball's daughter Lucie Arnaz defends Nicole Kidman's casting as comedy icon

Karen Brady's daughter Sophia Peschisolido puts on a sizzling display in a LBD in Dubai

Lucille Ball's Daughter Lucie Arnaz Claps Back at Critics of Nicole Kidman Biopic Casting

Behind Her Eyes: Bono's daughter Eve Hewson stars in chilling clip