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Son

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

Sonn. [OE. sone, sune, AS. sunu; akin to D. zoon, OS., OFries., & OHG. sunu, G. sohn, Icel. sonr, Sw. son, Dan. sön, Goth. sunus, Lith. sunus, Russ. suin', Skr. sūnu (from to beget, to bear), and Gr. son. √293. Cf. Sow, n.].
  •  A male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The produce of anything.  [1913 Webster]
    "Earth's tall sons, the cedar, oak, and pine."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Jesus Christ, the Savior; -- called the Son of God, and the Son of man.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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]
    "We . . . do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world."  [1913 Webster]
    "Who gave His Son sure all has given."  [1913 Webster]
Sons of the prophets. See School of the prophets, under Prophet.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Son, n.
1 a boy or man in relation to either or both of his parents.
2 a a male descendant. b (foll. by of) a male member of a family, nation, etc.
3 a person regarded as inheriting an occupation, quality, etc., or associated with a particular attribute (sons of freedom; sons of the soil).
4 (in full my son) a form of address esp. to a boy.
5 (the Son) (in Christian belief) the second person of the Trinity.

Idiom
son-in-law (pl. sons-in-law) the husband of one's daughter. son of a bitch sl. a general term of contempt. son of a gun colloq. a jocular or affectionate form of address or reference.
Derivative
sonless adj. sonship n.
Etymology
OE sunu f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Son

aunt, auntie, blood brother, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, bud, buddy, child, country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, daughter, descendant, father, first cousin, foster brother, foster child, frater, grandchild, granddaughter, grandnephew, grandniece, grandson, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, half brother, heiress, junior, kid brother, lad, laddie, mother, nephew, niece, nuncle, nunks, nunky, offspring, scion, second cousin, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, son and heir, sonny, stepbrother, stepchild, stepdaughter, stepsister, stepson, stripling, tad, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother

ROGET THESAURUS

Son

Posterity

N posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, farrow, spawn, spat, family, grandchildren, heirs, great-grandchild, child, son, daughter, butcha, bantling, scion, acrospire, plumule, shoot, sprout, olive-branch, sprit, branch, off-shoot, off- set, ramification, descendant, heir, heiress, heir-apparent, heir- presumptive, chip off the old block, heredity, rising generation, straight descent, sonship, line, lineage, filiation, primogeniture, filial, diphyletic, the child is father of the man, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, like father, like son.


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