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spoken English32.69%written English67.31% imaginative writing56.35%informational writing43.65%
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Son is sometimes a misspelling of sons, soon, sound or sun.

The word son is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun son

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noun - plural:

  • son: sons
  • Son: -

  1. a male human offspring
    • example: their son became a famous judge
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of son: boy
    • antonym of son: daughter
    • more generic terms: male offspring / man-child = a child who is male
    • more specific terms:
    • instance: Esau = the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac
  2. the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)

Other definitions of son

What does son also mean?


  1. Sonora, a state of Mexico.


  1. SupraOptic Nucleus
  2. [philately] socked on the nose


  1. Son is an old town, and a former municipality. It is located in Vestby municipality in Akershus.
    • also known as Son, Norway
    • part of Norway
  2. Son is a commune in the Ardennes department in northern France.
  3. Son a.k.a. Son, North Brabant: Son is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, in the municipality of Son en Breugel. The nearest major city is Eindhoven.
  4. Son a.k.a. Santo-Pekoa International Airport is an airport in Luganville on Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. Airports Vanuatu Limited provides aviation services for the airport.

There are other places with in their name, like My Son, Tu Son, Lam Son, Dong Son, Lang Son, Thanh Son, Son Servera, Mae Hong Son, Sam-Son Farm, Long Son Pagoda, Lang Son Province, Son Tinh District and Son Tra Peninsula.


  1. Son a.k.a. Ben Johnson: Ben "Son" Johnson, Jr. was an American stuntman, world champion rodeo cowboy and actor. The son of a rancher, Johnson arrived in Hollywood to deliver a consignment of horses for a film. He did stunt double work for several years before breaking into acting through the good offices of John Ford. Tall and laconic, Johnson brought further authenticity to many roles in Westerns with his extraordinary horsemanship. An elegiac portrayal of a former cowboy theatre owner in the '50s coming of age drama, The Last Picture Show, won Johnson the 1971 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He operated a horse breeding farm throughout his career. Although he said he had succeeded by sticking to what he knew, shrewd real estate investments made Johnson worth an estimated 100 million dollars by his latter years.
  2. Son a.k.a. Yook Songpaisarn is an actor.
  3. Son a.k.a. Sonthaya Chitmanee is an actor and singer.

There are other people with in their name, like Bac Son, Joe Son, Mea Son, Nam Son, Son Nam, Son Rip, Son Sen, Yos Son, Anne Son and many others.


Son was a Canadian alternative rock band in the 1990s. The band included Jason Beck, Dominic Salole and Dave Szigeti.

  • albums: "Wolfstein", "Thriller"


  1. Son is a fictional character from the TV series How I Met Your Mother.
  2. Son is a fictional character from the 2012 film Rhino Season.
  3. Son is a fictional character from the 2012 film Familial Fever.
  4. Son is a fictional film character.
  5. Son is a fictional character from the 2012 film L.
  6. Son is a fictional character from the 2009 drama film Dogtooth.
  7. Son a.k.a. Boy is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Road.
    • read more about Boy
  8. Son is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Water.
  9. Son is a fictional character from the 2013 film September.
  10. Son is a fictional character from the 2011 film Tent-show.

There are other characters with in their name, like Son'a, Mi Son, Her Son, Last Son, Lost Son, Son Goku, Son Pari, True Son, Sam's Son, Son Goten, Young Son, Eldest son, Second Son, Son in Law, Son Jin-ho, Son Of God, Son-in-Law, Peter's Son, Son Ki-Jung.


  1. Son cubano is a style of music and dance that originated in Cuba and gained worldwide popularity in the 1930s. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish canción and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments of Bantu origin. The Cuban son is one of the most influential and widespread forms of Latin American music: its derivatives and fusions, especially salsa, have spread across the world.
  2. "Son" a.k.a. ""Son"" is a musical album of Albita.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  3. "Son" is the fourth studio album of Argentine singer-songwriter Juana Molina. It was first released on May 23, 2006 by Domino Records. It has received critical acclaim.
  4. "Son" is a musical album of Toiling Midgets.
  5. "Son" is an album by Jeff Hanson, released in 2003.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  6. "Son" is a musical album of Beautiful Swimmers.
    • released on
  7. "Son" is a musical album of Amsterdam Klezmer Band.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  8. "Son" is a musical album of Abús.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  9. "Son" is a composition.
  10. "Son" is a composition.
  11. "Son" is a musical album of Little Brazil.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  12. "Son" (Dream) is the unreleased album of Katya Chilly. Katya started working on this album in 2000. All songs were inspired by hard period in her life when she fell on stage during Chervona Ruta tour and injured her arm. She stopped touring and creating process. Also Katya lost a lot of "friends" and support from people in show business. All these hard events inspired the album. She planned to release it in 2002 but then cancelled the release because of personal reasons. Though you can find the album on the Internet.
  13. "Son" is a musical album of Andy Flannagan.


  1. "Son" is the fourth book in The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. It was preceded by Messenger, the third book of the series. The book follows Claire, the mother of Gabriel, the baby seen in The Giver.
    • language: English Language
    • released on
  2. "Son" is a book written by Jack Olsen.
    • also known as Son: A Psychopath and His Victims
    • language: English Language
    • genre: True crime
    • released on (33 years ago)
    • award: - Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime nomination for Jack Olsen
  3. "Son" is a poem written by Taras Shechenko in 1844.


  1. "Son" a.k.a. "The Son" is a 2002 Belgian-French mystery film directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
  2. Son, is a Turkish psychological thriller series produced by Ay Yapım, broadcast on ATV and directed by Ezel's director Uluç Bayraktar.
  3. "Son" is a 2007 short drama film written and directed by Daniel Mulloy.
  4. "Son" is a 2014 short film directed by Kristoffer Kiørboe.
  5. "Son" is a 2002 comedy drama film written by Yasar Arak and Hüsnü Özçetin and directed by Levent Kirca.


  1. Son: A son is a male offspring; a boy or man in relation to his parents. The female counterpart is a daughter.
    • also known as 兒子
  2. Son a.k.a. Songhay languages: The Songhay or Songhai languages pronounced, or are a group of closely related languages/dialects centered on the middle stretches of the Niger River in the west African states of Mali, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. In particular, they are spoken in the cities of Timbuktu and Gao. They have been widely used as a lingua franca in that region ever since the era of the Songhai Empire. In Mali, the government has officially adopted the dialect of Gao as the dialect to be used as a medium of primary education.
    • also known as Songhai languages, Songai languages
  3. SON protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SON gene.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Son

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Google previewHugh Nolan, the lobster-boy: or, A foolish son is a heaviness to his mother (1867)

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Joolisjj Son is a jptabiiuBS lo IV CONTENTS.

Google previewThe Essence of Christianity (1881)

by Ludwig Feuerbach

The Son is the mild, gentle, forgiving, conciliating being — the womanly sentiment of God. God, as the Father, is the generator, the active, the principle of masculine spontaneity ; but the Son is begotten without himself begetting, Deus genitus, ...

Google previewThe Book of Hebrews (2008)

by Robert C. Girard

The Son is the One “through whom also [God] made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:2 NKJV). Existing with God*from the beginning, the Son is credited with being the agent who, under God's direction and authority, created everything*. It's interesting ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue (1995)

by Leon Klenicki, Geoffrey Wigoder

Son. of. God. JEWISH. VIEW: There appear to be references in the Hebrew Scriptures to mythological "sons of god." These references echo traditions about giants, angelic creatures coming to earth, and unusual human beings with ...

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Usage statistics about son

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun son:

spoken English32.69%written English67.31% imaginative writing56.35%informational writing43.65%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun son:


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Quotes about Son

Whoever teaches his son teaches not only his son but also his son's son, and so on to the end of generations.
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Scrabble value of S1O1N1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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