What does son mean?

Definitions for son
sʌnson

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)

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Son(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Son(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Son(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Son(noun)

    the produce of anything

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Son(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. son

    A male human being created by a set of parents.

    Their son is handsome, loving and kind in spirit.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  
  2. son

    A male human being created with sperm and ovum.

    Our son is so loving, joyful and fun to be with.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  

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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

How to pronounce son?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say son in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of son in a Sentence

  1. Jackson Lee said.Neguse:

    It's pure discrimination and racism, i'm the son of immigrants. My parents are Eritrean Americans. They were born in Eritrea. They came to the United States as refugees nearly 40 years ago. Their ability to do that offered me and family tremendous freedoms and opportunities.

  2. Gardner Sr.:

    Excuse my expression, but youtook something that was precious for me, precious for my son, somethingprecious for his mother, and wewill never see him.He can not come back.He can not wake back up.He was an innocent little babyand hes gone forever. do you believe based on whatyou know now and no onestalking, that people thoughtthat your sons life mattered, by the way they are conductingthemselves right now ?

  3. Tom Dompier:

    My son is 6 and he played (flag) football last year and probably will this year. If he does play tackle football next year, it will be under two conditions. One is whether we can find equipment that fits and the second condition is that the league will have to go through Heads-Up Football, after going through these three years of study, I believe that coaching education should be mandatory.

  4. Goldblatt Hyatt:

    I owe it to my son that died, I owe it to him to honor his memory, and I owe the women that are not ready to talk.

  5. Mark Meadows:

    She was in tears, she was very appreciative for what I had done – and she said she used it as a teaching moment for her son.

Images & Illustrations of son

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