son

Definitions

  • HirkhÛf Receiving Posthumous Homage at the Door Of his Tomb from His Son
    HirkhÛf Receiving Posthumous Homage at the Door Of his Tomb from His Son
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Son the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)
    • n son a male human offspring "their son became a famous judge","his boy is taller than he is"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A SON AND HEIR A SON AND HEIR
PUSS CONSOLING THE MILLER'S SON PUSS CONSOLING THE MILLER'S SON
TOM, TOM, THE PIPER'S SON TOM, TOM, THE PIPER'S SON
Elisha and the Shunamite's Son Elisha and the Shunamite's Son
DANIEL LOVEJOY AND SON'S MACHINE KNIFE WORKS DANIEL LOVEJOY AND SON'S MACHINE KNIFE WORKS
Tom, the Piper's Son music Tom, the Piper's Son music
The princess gives the apple to the widow's son The princess gives the apple to the widow's son
The widow's son watches his wife and the young man The widow's son watches his wife and the young man

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ramses II, a pharaoh of Egypt died in 1225 B.C. At the time of his death, he had fathered 96 sons and 60 daughters
    • Son A male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother. "Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son ."
    • Son A male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general. "I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings.""I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."
    • Son A native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England.
    • Son Any young male person spoken of as a child; an adopted male child; a pupil, ward, or any other young male dependent. "The child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son .""Be plain, good son , and homely in thy drift."
    • Son Jesus Christ, the Savior; -- called the Son of God, and the Son of man. "We . . . do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.""Who gave His Son sure all has given."
    • Son The produce of anything. "Earth's tall sons , the cedar, oak, and pine."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: From 1526 to 1707, the first six Mogul emperors of India ruled in unbroken succession from father to son
    • n son A male child; the male issue of a parent, father or mother.
    • n son A male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general.
    • n son One adopted into a family; any young male dependent; any person in whom the relation of a son to a parent is perceived or imagined. Often used as a term of address by an old man to a young one, by a confessor to a penitent, etc.
    • n son A person or thing born or produced, in relation to the producing soil, country, or the like.
    • n son A person whose character partakes so much of some quality or characteristic as to suggest the relationship of son and parent: as, sons of light; sons of pride; the son of perdition.
    • n son One of Christ's followers; one of the regenerate.
    • n son In the New Testament, Christ as the promised Messiah.
    • n son In the years preceding the revolution, one of associations formed to forward the American cause.
    • n son One of the secret associations, similar to the Knights of the Golden Circle, formed in the North during the civil war, for the purpose of giving aid to the Confederacy.
    • n son An original spelling of sound.
    • n son A form of the termination -tion, in some words derived through Old French, as in benison, malison, venison, reason, season, treason, etc. See -tion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Benjamin Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.
    • n Son sun a male child or descendant: any young male person spoken of as a child: a term of affection generally: a disciple: a native or inhabitant: the produce of anything
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Quotations

  • Russian Proverb
    Russian Proverb
    “Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.”
  • Gaelic Proverb
    Gaelic Proverb
    “A king's son is no nobler than his company.”
  • Dinah Mulock Craik
    Dinah Mulock Craik
    “Oh my son's my son till he gets him a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all her life.”
  • Bruce Barton
    Bruce%20Barton
    “If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”
  • John Dryden
    John%20Dryden
    “The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.”

Idioms

Prodigal son - A prodigal son is a young man who wastes a lot on money on a lavish lifestyle. If the prodigal son returns, they return to a better way of living.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sunu; Dut. zoon, Ger. sohn.

Usage

In literature:

He left his son alone at the Priory; but his son and the parson were sure to be together on such an occasion.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Once upon a time there was a poor widow who had only one son, and he was so dear to her that no one could have been dearer.
"Tales of Folk and Fairies" by Katharine Pyle
Executors: My son Mr. Walter Ardern, my son Richard Ardern, my son Thomas Holgrave.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
He has one son, as ugly as night, whom he wishes me to take for my husband.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
If he failed to teach his son the craft, that son could prosecute him and get the contract annulled.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Your son is your son no matter what our theories may be.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
With their aid, Aulus Plautius, at the head of 40,000 men, defeated the sons of Cunobelin.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
Let us pretend that he is Mary's son, and Morris is really your son.
"The Two Mittens and the Little Play Mittens" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
Why Providence should be thus merciful to their son rather than to many another son, the good Elder did not pause to consider.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
But the Marquis, as George pointed out to his mother, was hardly more like other marquises than the son was like other marquis's sons.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
But this hardly touches the story, as this son died in his childhood.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
On the way Mohandas told Champakali Rani that he was not a great Raja's son, but the son of poor people.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
King James made his first public entry into his royal City of London, with his consort and son Henry, upon the 15th of March, 1603-4.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Why, son, we wouldn't ever a-been father and son at all, only for the sweet trustfulness of yo' dear motheh.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
The father is as crazy as the son!
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
Sigmund had fallen in battle against the sons of Hunding, and Hjoerdis had married Alf the son of King Hjalprek.
"Stories and Ballads of the Far Past" by Nora Kershaw
We next hear that the king had not got any son.
"Stories from Tagore" by Rabindranath Tagore
Eldest sons of younger sons of Peers.
"Manners and Rules of Good Society" by Anonymous
The chief of the legion to which my father belonged was the son of a field laborer.
"The Casque's Lark" by Eugène Sue
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In poetry:

Fallen is Einar
Tambarskelve,
Our son beside him,—
Eindride!
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
A gentle soft and soothing voice
That said 'my son' 'my son',
That seemed to thrill in unison
With all the chords of my soul.
"Quest For God" by Swami Vivekananda
Thy father is thy father still, tho' poor,
And thou his son, although a lord or squire:
Whilst thou'rt a son, and it is in thy pow'r,
God ties thee down to help thy humble sire.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
Yea, by the Gate called Beautiful
My son, my little son, shall go
And bathe in Siloam's healing pool.
Yet if God will not have it so
At least my son, in His high Name,
Has travelled towards Jerusalem.
"Pilgrims To The East" by Katharine Tynan
The offering done, the sire and son
Come down Moriah’s steep,
Joy gleaming now on Abraham’s brow,
In his heart thanksgiving deep;
While with love from His lofty and glorious Throne
Heaven’s King hath smiled on sire and son.
"Abraham’s Sacrifice" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
Crown Him the Son of God, before the worlds began,
And ye who tread where He hath trod, crown Him the Son of Man;
Who every grief hath known that wrings the human breast,
And takes and bears them for His own, that all in Him may rest.
"Crown Him With Many Crowns" by Godfrey Thring

In news:

Glade Bachelder, center, named Grand Marshal of the Morrow County Fair - is shown with son Tim, daughter Diandra Moore and her son Andrew and and fair board member Russ Meyer.
David Cluff's parents had a choice 12 years ago: spend $50,000 to save their son's hearing, or watch their son withdraw.
The son of ailing Brooke Astor is sick and tired of New York's socialites--and his son--ganging up on him over his mother's treatment.
Orchesta Aragon, Son Al Son, La Charanga Eterna.
Mitzi Roden who now lives in Canyon City, Colo. Holding her 14-year-old son Aaron Edwards react as the Florida Senate passes a claims bill for her son during session on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Tallahassee.
My Son Matt caught it and my son Tom and I (Mike) were in the boat supporting and ultimately netting and releasing.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer Clifford Nixon, right, watches his son, Justin, holding his newborn son, Ryan.
Cousins, Tanner McKee, 4, (left) and Jackson Riekhof, 3 1/2, (right) have fun in the pool on vacation in Perdido Key, Fla. Tanner is the son of Steve and Cathy McKee and Jackson is the son of Jack and Julie Riekhof, all of Starkville.
Aside from selling guns at a local sporting goods shop, my son Tyler son has his own landscaping business and he also does tree removal as well.
Mothers know their children well, and from the time her son was a young boy, Delano's Kathy Jopp knew her son had his own way of thinking.
To honor his three-month-old son, Edward Duke Rancic, the 41-year-old businessman got a giant ribcage tattoo bearing his son's middle name and August 29, 2012 birthday, shocking his wife Giuliana.
While checking with Dean Ellis on the progress of his sons, Michigan State's Dan and Dave, the Northern Michigan University golf coach noted his sons were impressed with U.P.
Rather than take his son to the hospital, Swopes opted to treat the condition himself and sew his son's buttocks closed.
Alicia, John and their son spend time with Alicia's best friend, Laura, her husband, Rob, and their son, David.
His son, Dana and Dana's son Michael.
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In science:

This MP-inverse corresponds to the short grading of son+2 .
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
In the rest part of this section we shall find all Moore–Penrose maximal parabolic subgroups in remaining classical groups SOn and Spn .
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
Assume that g = son+2p (C), L = son (C) ⊕ Cp .
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
Any parabolic subgroup in SOn (C) or Spn (C) is weakly ample.
Hermitian Characteristics of Nilpotent Elements
Mitra (1971), Generalized Inverse of Matrices and its Applications, Wiley and Sons, New York.
Generalized bivariate Fibonacci polynomials
Supongamos un triangulo t cuyos angulos internos son α, β , γ .
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
En esta variedad, los huesos son tri´angulos, y la m´etrica tiene una coordenada temporal.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Sin embargo, a´un cuando inicialmente son paralelas, al llegar al tri´angulo [023] convergen debido al ´angulo de d´eficit ε.
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Entonces las ´unicas componentes no nulas de (U rs )vµ son las que tengan v 6= 0, y por lo tanto llamamos (V s )v = (U rs )v0 .
Aproximacion Discreta de la Relatividad General
Nuestras facultades y habilidades intelectuales est´an limitdas por nuestras capacidades cerebrales, que no son en absoluto infinitas.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Schrijver, Theory of linear and integer programming (John Wiley & Sons, New-York, 1987). G. M.
Lifting Bell inequalities
A., Random Graphs, Wiley and Sons, New York, 2000.
Random Feynman Graphs
Rucinski, Random Graphs (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2000).
Kinetic Theory of Random Graphs
Hien, The stochastic finite element method, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 1992. O.
Equation-free, multiscale computation for unsteady random diffusion
Zauderer, Partial Differential Equations of Applied Mathematics, John Wiley & Sons, 1983.
An equation-free computational approach for extracting population-level behavior from individual-based models of biological dispersal
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