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son

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noun \ˈsən\

Simple Definition of son

  • : a male child

  • the Son : the second person of the Trinity in the Christian religion : Jesus Christ

Full Definition of son

  1. 1a :  a human male offspring especially of human beingsb :  a male adopted childc :  a human male descendant

  2. 2 capitalized :  the second person of the Trinity

  3. 3 :  a person closely associated with or deriving from a formative agent (as a nation, school, or race)

son·hood play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun

Examples of son

  1. She gave birth to a son.

  2. They have two sons and a daughter.

  3. He is the son of a lawyer and a doctor.

  4. the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit



Origin of son

Middle English sone, from Old English sunu; akin to Old High German sun son, Greek hyios


First Known Use: before 12th century


son-

combining form

Definition of son-

  1. :  sound <sonic> <sonogram>



Variants of son-

or sono-

Origin of son-

Latin sonus sound



SON Defined for Kids

son

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noun \ˈsən\

Definition of son

  1. 1 :  a male child or offspring

  2. 2 :  a man or boy closely associated with or thought of as a child of something (as a country, race, or religion) <sons of liberty>




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