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
Born in Manila, Philippines, Tangsoc was raised in Vancouver, Canada, the son of developer Alfonso Tangsoc, CEO of Regent International.
Hollywood resident Krystina Tigner took her 4-year-old son Luke to see her friends perform.
Jim Barber, who's somewhere in his 60s, and his son Luke make toys.
Afterward, the Coast Guard hailed several volunteer rescuers who helped that day, including Scott Godbold, who had come out with his wife, Hope, to watch their son Matthew.
Till’s murder sparked the Civil Rights Movement when his mother, Mamie Till Mobley insisted on an open-casket funeral so the world could see how her son was brutalized in Mississippi.
Jamie's sister and brother-in-law will welcome several children, including a son named Ian who is particularly close with his uncle.
Following the war, Eugenia moved out to the West Coast to be with her daughter and son-in-law.
Penton and her son were taken to Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner, in Kenner, Louisiana, upon the flight's landing.
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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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