a male human offspring
"their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is"
Son, Word, Logos(noun)
the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)
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."
A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.
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.
A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.
He was a son of the mafia system.
A male descendant.
The pharaohs were believed to be sons of the Sun.
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"
Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the son of God.
a male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother
a male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general
any young male person spoken of as a child; an adopted male child; a pupil, ward, or any other male dependent
a native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England
the produce of anything
jesus Christ, the Savior; -- called the Son of God, and the Son of man
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.]
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'son' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #756
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'son' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1044
Rank popularity for the word 'son' in Nouns Frequency: #230
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The numerical value of son in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of son in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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