son

noun
\ ˈsən How to pronounce son (audio) \

Definition of son

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a human male offspring especially of human beings
b : a male adopted child
c : a human male descendant
2 capitalized : the second person of the Trinity
3 : a person closely associated with or deriving from a formative agent (such as a nation, school, or race)
variants: or sono-

Definition of son- (Entry 2 of 2)

: sound sonic sonogram

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Other Words from son

Noun

sonhood \ ˈsən-​ˌhu̇d How to pronounce sonhood (audio) \ noun

Examples of son in a Sentence

Noun

She gave birth to a son. They have two sons and a daughter. He is the son of a lawyer and a doctor. the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In the iconic comedy series, Cole played Ben, Ross Geller's son with his ex-wife. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "“Riverdale”’s Cole Sprouse Has a Crazy Theory About the Disappearance of His “Friends” Character," 19 Feb. 2019 Beverly Hills: 90210 and Riverdale star Luke Perry's son Jack is now 21 years old and also an entertainer, albeit in a very different industry: professional wrestling. Katina Beniaris, Woman's Day, "Luke Perry's 21-Year-Old Son Is Now a Professional Wrestler," 28 Feb. 2019 The couple have two sons together, Francisco (born in 2018) and Sebastian (born in 2014). Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Vanessa Nadal, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Wife, Was Once His High School Crush," 24 Feb. 2019 Domhnall Gleeson portrays Bill Weasley and is the son of Brendan Gleeson, who plays Mad Eye Moody. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "33 Mind-Blowing "Harry Potter" Movie Facts That'll Make You Want to Watch Them All Over Again," 31 Jan. 2019 The new show centers on eldest daughter DJ Tanner-Fuller (Candace), who is now the widowed mother of three sons. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "All About Hallmark Star Jodie Sweetin's Difficult Journey to Find Love After Divorce," 15 Dec. 2018 According to the publication, Adler is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 17 and 12. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "Thousand Oaks Shooting Victims Are Being Remembered by Friends and Family," 9 Nov. 2018 The Sidaris, who have two other sons, shared photos of the family receiving their flu shots this year and encouraged others to do the same. Fox News, "Military physicians who lost son, 4, to flu urge others to get vaccinated," 12 Oct. 2018 It was signed by Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and a lawyer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP who has previously led successful industry court challenges to regulations. Dave Michaels, WSJ, "Big Three Stock Exchanges Sue SEC Over Trading-Fee Plan," 15 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of son

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for son

Noun

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

Combining form

Latin sonus sound

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Dictionary Entries near son

so much for

so much so (that)

-somus

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son-

sonable

sonal

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The first known use of son was before the 12th century

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son

noun

English Language Learners Definition of son

: a male child
: the second person of the Trinity in the Christian religion : Jesus Christ

son

noun
\ ˈsən How to pronounce son (audio) \

Kids Definition of son

1 : a male child or offspring
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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