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
The news comes just days before the community starts a six-week celebration of its No. 1 native son, who died June 3, 2016.
Mother confirms ID Meche’s mother, Asha Deliverance of Ashland, Oregon, confirmed on Facebook that her son had been killed.
Born in Warsaw Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski was born on March 28, 1928, in Warsaw, the first of two sons of Tadeusz and Leonia Brzezinski.
The sons spent time on Thursday at the Republican National Committee headquarters, which was first reported by The Post.
The timing was also notable, coming just after Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner negotiated a $110 billion arms sale to the Saudis.
His wife, Oralia's, illness was a very difficult time for his son, Hernandez said.
Some P.A. officials have managed the flow of aid to monopolistic enterprises that provide perks and inflated salaries to friends and family— including Abbas’s son.
Cox stopped cooking for herself and her son, not wanting food near the sink.
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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 century
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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