Definition of son
1a : a human male offspring especially of human beingsb : a male adopted childc : 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)
sonhoodplay \ˈsən-ˌhu̇d\ noun
Examples of son in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of son from the Web
Laura Carotenuto, a Forest Hill resident whose children attend Forest Lakes, brought her son and daughter to the meeting.
For a year after his son died, Alex Hoffmann wore the Buddhist prayer beads that were on the 22-year-old's wrist when heroin took him.
All four of them, fathers and sons, best friends, spent the whole weekend grinding, trying to figure it out through what Tim called 200-degree weather.
Father-and-son U.S. Army veterans Jeff and Logan Hastings, have spent the last three months putting their bodies to the test for a cause that’s near and dear to both of them.
Representatives for Team Trump were Trump Jr., Trump’s son-in-law and current adviser Jared Kushner, and former campaign chair Paul Manafort.
The petitioners are the three sisters of Linda Carman, who was lost at sea in September while on a fishing trip with her son Nathan Carman, who was rescued.
According to Laura Holson of The New York Times, who toured the property with Trump’s son Eric, Mr. Trump is a selling point for prospective brides and grooms considering holding their weddings at the club.
Father and son have been known to train together on occasion.
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Origin and Etymology of son
Middle English sone, from Old English sunu; akin to Old High German sun son, Greek hyios
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of son-
: sound sonic sonogram
Origin and Etymology of son-
Latin sonus sound
SON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of son for English Language Learners
: a male child
the Son : the second person of the Trinity in the Christian religion : Jesus Christ
SON Defined for Kids
Definition of son for Students
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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