Definitions for sonsʌn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a male child or person in relation to his parents.

  2. a male child or person adopted as a son.

  3. a son-in-law.

  4. a person related as if by ties of sonship.

  5. a male person looked upon as the product or result of a particular agent, force, or influence:

    sons of the soil.

  6. the Son, the second person of the Trinity; Jesus Christ.

    Category: Religion

Origin of son:

bef. 900; ME sone, OE sunu, c. OFris, OS, OHG sunu, ON sunr, sonr, Go sunus, Lith sūnùs, Skt sūnus; akin to Gk huiós


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)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. son(noun)ʌn

    a male child

    I have three sons.


  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


  1. Son

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

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 of son

  1. NOS, No.'s, nos

Translations for son

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a male child (when spoken of in relation to his parents)

He is the son of the manager.

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