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

Just two days after welcoming a new bundle of joy into their family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced their newborn son to the world with his very first photo-call. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Pose for First Photos of the Royal Baby," 8 May 2019 The royals were super sweet with their little one, just like any new parents, with the Duchess of Sussex gently rubbing his head while Prince Harry held his son. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Gave Their First Joint Interview About Baby Sussex," 8 May 2019 Yes, even today, when Meghan is a mere 48 hours postpartum, wearing pantyhose and heels and serving up her new son as unofficial royal rule seems to dictate, there will be sniping and speculation as to her character and intentions. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "The Controversy Behind Who Got to Cover Meghan and Harry’s Royal Baby Reveal," 8 May 2019 Gwen shared a clip of The Voice coach helping her son reel in a fish, and everything from their matching outfits to the cheers of excitement when Apollo caught the critter was enough to melt our hearts. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Blake Shelton Took Gwen Stefani on the Sweetest Family Vacation to His Home State," 1 Apr. 2019 One day Stefanie, who’d rediscovered the exhilaration of skiing with her older children (pictured above, along with her youngest son), approached the principal of the town’s only K–8 school. Melody Warnick, Woman's Day, "These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive," 2 Apr. 2019 Boyd then suggests the trio go away together, which will undoubtedly lead to some tense moments between conservative Mike and his liberal son-in-law. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Here's When 'Last Man Standing' Is Coming Back," 28 Dec. 2018 Naiberg, 72, said his daughter, Denise Closs, and Jayme attended the party, and that his son-in-law, James Closs, was working and couldn't make it. Fox News, "Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway," 16 Oct. 2018 On his Instagram Story, basketball star Dwayne Wade posted photos of his family rallying around son Zion during Miami's Pride events. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Zion Wade Celebrated LGBTQ Pride With His Whole Family," 8 Apr. 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 so (that)

-somus

son-

son

sonable

sonal

sonance

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More Definitions for son

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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