The definition of a son is the male offspring of parents.
An example of a son is a boy's relationship with his mother.
- a boy or man as he is related to either or both parents: sometimes also used of animals
- a male descendant
- a stepson
- an adopted son
- a son-in-law
- a male thought of as having been formed by some influence, as a child is by a parent: sons of France
- an affectionate or familiar form of address to a boy or man, as used by an older person
Origin of sonMiddle English sone ; from Old English sunu, akin to German sohn, Gothic sunus ; from Indo-European an unverified form s?nus ; from base an unverified form seu-, to give birth to from source Sanskrit s?yat?, (she) bears, Old Irish suth, birth
Christian Theol. Jesus Christ, as the second person of the Trinity
- One's male child.
- A male descendant.
- A man considered as if in a relationship of child to parent: a son of the soil.
- One personified or regarded as a male descendant.
- Used as a familiar form of address for a young man.
- Son Christianity The second person of the Trinity.
Origin of sonMiddle English, from Old English sunu; see seu&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
- SupraOptic Nucleus
- (philately) socked on the nose
- (Christianity) Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the son of God.
- Added to a stem (usually a given name or surname) to form a patronymic surname
From Nordic patronyms of the form name + son