Dictionary.com

son

[ suhn ]
/ sʌn /
Save This Word!

noun
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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

Other definitions for son (2 of 2)

son-

variant of soni- before a vowel: sonance.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use son in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with son

son

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK