fem. proper name, from Greek daphne "laurel, bay tree;" in mythology the name of a nymph, daughter of the river Peneus, metamorphosed into a laurel by Gaia to save her from being ravished as she was pursued by Apollo.
1. "I wish I had a little brother," said Daphne wistfully.
2. She is currently writing a sequel to Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca"
3. Daphne Farlow, at forty-five, still looked and spoke like an overgrown schoolgirl.
4. Daphne and Michael thought highly of the school.
5. "I like this dress," she said. "Keep it. You can have it," said Daphne.