Son

Son Son, n. [OE. sone, sune, AS. sunu; akin to D. zoon, OS., OFries., & OHG. sunu, G. sohn, Icel. sonr, Sw. son, Dan. s["o]n, Goth. sunus, Lith. sunus, Russ. suin', Skr. s[=u]nu (from s[=u] to beget, to bear), and Gr. ? son. [root]293. Cf. {Sow}, n.] 1. A male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother. [1913 Webster]

Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son. --Gen. xxi. 2. [1913 Webster]

2. A male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general. [1913 Webster]

I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings. --Isa. xix. 11. [1913 Webster]

I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. --Mal. iii. 6. [1913 Webster]

3. Any young male person spoken of as a child; an adopted male child; a pupil, ward, or any other young male dependent. [1913 Webster]

The child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. --Ex. ii. 10. [1913 Webster]

Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England. [1913 Webster]

5. The produce of anything. [1913 Webster]

Earth's tall sons, the cedar, oak, and pine. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

6. (Commonly with the def. article) Jesus Christ, the Savior; -- called the Son of God, and the Son of man. [1913 Webster]

We . . . do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. --1 John iv. 14. [1913 Webster]

Who gave His Son sure all has given. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

Note: The expressions son of pride, sons of light, son of Belial, are Hebraisms, which denote persons possessing the qualitites of pride, of light, or of Belial, as children inherit the qualities of their ancestors. [1913 Webster]

{Sons of the prophets}. See School of the prophets, under {Prophet}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Són — Son cubain Son (cubain) Origines stylistiques changui Origines culturelles Cuba Instrument(s) typique(s) tres, bon …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • son — SON, (1) soni, s.m., (2) sonuri, s.n. 1. s.m. Unitate de măsură a tăriei sunetelor. 2. s.n. (Rar) Sunet; ton. – Din fr. son, lat. sonus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 23.05.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SON s. v …   Dicționar Român

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  • Son — es un término que puede referirse a: Música Son: el nombre común de varios géneros musicales de origen afro caribeño mestizo que se cultivan en varios países de la cuenca del mar Caribe, entre los que se cuentan: República Dominicana: Guatemala:… …   Wikipedia Español

  • son — W1S1 [sʌn] n [: Old English; Origin: sunu] 1.) someone s male child →↑daughter ▪ Her son Sean was born in 1983. ▪ They have three sons and a daughter. ▪ In those days, the property went to the oldest son. ▪ their youngest son, George …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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