noun \ˈsən\

: a male child

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

Full Definition of SON

a :  a human male offspring especially of human beings
b :  a male adopted child
c :  a human male descendant
capitalized :  the second person of the Trinity
:  a person closely associated with or deriving from a formative agent (as a nation, school, or race)
son·hood \-ˌhd\ 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 Defined for Kids


noun \ˈsən\

Definition of SON for Kids

:  a male child or offspring
:  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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