son

[ suhn ]
/ sʌn /

noun

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Origin of son

before 900; Middle English sone,Old English sunu; cognate with Dutch zoon,German Sohn,Old Norse sunr, sonr,Gothic sunus,Lithuanian sūnùs,Sanskrit sūnus; akin to Greek huiós

OTHER WORDS FROM son

sonless, adjectivesonlike, adjective

Definition for son (2 of 2)

son-

variant of soni- before a vowel: sonance.
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British Dictionary definitions for son (1 of 2)

son
/ (sʌn) /

noun

a male offspring; a boy or man in relation to his parents
a male descendant
(often capital) a familiar term of address for a boy or man
a male from a certain country, place, etc, or one closely connected with a certain environmenta son of the circus; a son of the manse

Other words from son

Related adjective: filial

Derived forms of son

sonless, adjectivesonlike, adjective

Word Origin for son

Old English sunu; related to Old Norse sunr, Gothic sunus, Old High German sunu, Lithuanian sūnus, Sanskrit sūnu

British Dictionary definitions for son (2 of 2)

Son
/ (sʌn) /

noun

Christianity the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ
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Idioms and Phrases with son

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