- IPA: /sʌn/, /sɒn/
son (plural sons)
- One's male offspring.
- Before the birth of the man's child, he said: "I want a son, not a daughter."
- A male adopted person in relation to his adoptive 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.
- (UK, colloquial) An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.
- See also Thesaurus:son
son (sons, present participle sonning; past and past participle sonned)
- (transitive) To produce (i.e. bear, father, beget) a son.
- (transitive) To address (someone) as "son".
- (Christianity) one of the three persons of the Trinity, believed to have become incarnated in Jesus Christ
- Initialism of supraoptic nucleus
- Abbreviation of Sonora#English|Sonora. state of Mexico