What does son mean?

Definitions for sonsʌn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word son.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. son, boy(noun)

    a male human offspring

    "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is"

  2. Son, Word, Logos(noun)

    the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)


  1. son(Noun)

    A male child, a boy or man in relation to his parents; one's male offspring.

    The Chinese and Indians say all too often: "I want a son, not a daughter."

  2. son(Noun)

    A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.

  3. son(Noun)

    A male person who has such a close relationship with an older or otherwise more authoritative person that he can be regarded as a son of the other person.

  4. son(Noun)

    A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.

    He was a son of the mafia system.

  5. son(Noun)

    A male descendant.

    The pharaohs were believed to be sons of the Sun.

  6. son(Noun)

    A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.

    Son, can't you see that she's just a little girl? uE00014371uE001 Bruce Springsteen, "Working on the Highway"

  7. Son(ProperNoun)

    Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the son of God.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Son(noun)

    a male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother

  2. Son(noun)

    a male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general

  3. Son(noun)

    any young male person spoken of as a child; an adopted male child; a pupil, ward, or any other male dependent

  4. Son(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England

  5. Son(noun)

    the produce of anything

  6. Son(noun)

    jesus Christ, the Savior; -- called the Son of God, and the Son of man

  7. Origin: [OE. sone, sune, AS. sunu; akin to D. zoon, OS., OFries., & OHG. sunu, G. sohn, Icel. sonr, Sw. son, Dan. sn, Goth. sunus, Lith. sunus, Russ. suin', Skr. snu (from s to beget, to bear), and Gr. son. 293. Cf. Sow, n.]


  1. Son

    A son is a male offspring; a boy or man in relation to his parents. The female counterpart is a daughter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Son

    sun, n. a male child or descendant: any young male person spoken of as a child: a term of affection generally: a disciple: a native or inhabitant: the produce of anything.—n. Son′-in-law, the husband of one's daughter.—adj. Son′less, without a son.—ns. Son′ny, a little son; Son′ship, state or character of a son.—Son of man, Christ as the promised Messiah, the ideal man; The Son, Christ, as the second person in the Trinity. [A.S. sunu; Dut. zoon, Ger. sohn.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'son' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #756

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'son' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1044

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'son' in Nouns Frequency: #230

Anagrams for son »

  1. NOS, No.'s, nos


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of son in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of son in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum:

    My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel.

  2. Abdullahi Daqare:

    I have received reports from people who found information (on) the Internet that my son was one of the terrorists, i previously told the government that the son is missing. I sought their help to find the whereabouts of my son.

  3. Former Green Beret Stephen Florich:

    I think my son was very active on that aircraft, my son was in uniform. My son was serving in the capacity as a crew chief and a door gunner. And in adverse weather conditions, he accepted a mission to train people for combat in the future. And in that, he gave all and lost his life.

  4. Abu Meshaal:

    Jassem Emwazi was very emotional and crying the whole time, jassem Emwazi said,' my son is a dog, Jassem Emwazi is an animal, a terrorist. Jassem Emwazi said Jassem Emwazi had talked to him a lot trying to persuade Jassem Emwazi to return to Jassem Emwazi personal life but that the son didn't listen to him. Jassem Emwazi said,' To hell with my son'.

  5. Son Gavin:

    To me, that was kind of like his third time dying because he passed when he started to get the dementia, when we found out about the ALS and it was even more rapid and degenerative and we knew eventually Son Gavin heart or lungs would go, it was like Son Gavin died again, because now the clock was ticking. Then when Son Gavin eventually passed, it was stunning.

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