: This word, besides its natural and proper sense, is used to designate,
- A niece or any female descendant (Genesis 20:12; 24:48; 28:6).
- 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).
- 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).
- The people of Jerusalem are spoken of as "the daughters of Zion" (Isaiah 37:22).
- The daughters of a tree are its boughs (Genesis 49:22).
- The "daughters of music" (Ecclesiastes 12:4) are singing women.