(Daugh"ter-in-law`) n.; pl. Daughters-in-law. The wife of one's son.
(Daugh"ter*li*ness) n. The state of a daughter, or the conduct becoming a daughter.
(Daugh"ter*ly), a. Becoming a daughter; filial.
Sir Thomas liked her natural and dear daughterly affection towards him.Cavendish.
(Dauk) v. t. See Dawk, v. t., to cut or gush.
(Daun) n. A variant of Dan, a title of honor. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Daunt) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Daunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Daunting.] [OF. danter, F. dompter to
tame, subdue, fr. L. domitare, v. intens. of domare to tame. See Tame.]
1. To overcome; to conquer. [Obs.]
2. To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
Some presences daunt and discourage us.Glanvill.
Syn. To dismay; appall. See Dismay.
(Daunt"er) n. One who daunts.
(Daunt"less), a. Incapable of being daunted; undaunted; bold; fearless; intrepid.
Dauntless he rose, and to the fight returned.Dryden.
Daunt"less*ly, adv. Daunt"less*ness, n.
(Dau"phin) n. [F. dauphin, prop., a dolphin, from L. delphinus. See Dolphin. The name was
given, for some reason unexplained, to Guigo, count of Vienne, in the 12th century, and was borne by
succeeding counts of Vienne. In 1349, Dauphiny was bequeathed to Philippe de Valois, king of France,
on condition that the heir of the crown should always hold the title of Dauphin de Viennois.] The title
of the eldest son of the king of France, and heir to the crown. Since the revolution of 1830, the title has
(Dau"phin*ess or Dau"phine) , n. The title of the wife of the dauphin.