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 (as a nation, school, or race)
sonhoodplay \-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
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 century
Definition of son-
: sound <sonic> <sonogram>
Variants of son-
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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