foster-son

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foster-son someone who is raised as a son although not related by birth
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foster-son A male child nourished or reared like an own son, though not such by birth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Foster-son one brought up as a son, though not a son by birth
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fóstrian, to nourish, fóstor, food.

Usage

In literature:

GEORGE KNIGHT & SONS, Foster Lane, London.
"Notes and Queries, Number 190, June 18, 1853" by Various
GEORGE KNIGHT & SONS, Foster Lane, London.
"Notes and Queries, Number 185, May 14, 1853" by Various
GEORGE KNIGHT & SONS, Foster Lane, London.
"Notes and Queries, Number 186, May 21, 1853" by Various
GEORGE KNIGHT & SONS, Foster Lane, London.
"Notes and Queries, Number 187, May 28, 1853" by Various
GEORGE KNIGHT & SONS., Foster Lane, London.
"Notes and Queries, No. 179. Saturday, April 2, 1853." by Various
GEORGE KNIGHT & SONS, Foster Lane, London.
"Notes and Queries, Number 180, April 9, 1853" by Various
GEORGE KNIGHT & SONS., Foster Lane, London.
"Notes and Queries, No. 181, April 16, 1853" by Various
Poor Joseph was threatened with the constable, and was put to no more expense for cakes for his foster-son.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
After a week of suffering, the brave knight expired in the arms of his foster-son, February 24, 1570.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
GEORGE KNIGHT & SONS, Foster Lane, London.
"Notes and Queries, Number 207, October 15, 1853" by Various
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In poetry:

I, Diarmid of Newry named,
Of Connaught, of Beura famed--
Foster son to that Angus of Broa whose stride
Revealed the best man on the far mountain side:--
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

ELK POINT – When long-time health care worker Rose Lenz's son first told her about Veterans Administration Medical Foster Home s (MFH), she was not receptive to the idea.
A Kearns foster mother is charged with seven counts of sexual abuse involving her two teenage foster sons.
Tameka Foster's son declared brain dead.
Tameka Foster's son is battling for his life after a horrible accident this weekend.
Gullah couple's advice on life lives in foster son 's book.
Hip-hop artist Usher Raymond, left, stands in court during a brief recess in a legal battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond, right, in a custody fight involving their two sons Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Atlanta.
David and Debi White are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Nehemiah Timothy, to Miss Nancy Kareen Foster of Roscoe, Ill.
Kile Glover, 11-year-old son of Tameka Foster Raymond and ex-husband Ryan Glover, and also stepson of R&B recording artist Usher, has been declared brain dead by doctors following the jet-ski accident yesterday on Atlanta's Lake Lanier.
He was born Aug 1, 1956, at Belington, a foster son of the late Bradford E Talbott and Ruth V Biller Talbott.
Sheila Foster's son Corey died after being restrained face-down by staff when he allegedly refused to leave the basketball court at Leake & Watts school in Yonkers, N.Y.
The son of Kenneth D and Agnes (Foster) McCaffery.
Foster son Michael (Tracy) Harmon of Findlay, Ohio.
One son to stay in foster care .
In that case, the two were serving as foster parents for the teenage sons of Aung Win, a 43-year-old Burmese man beaten to death in April 2011 by a neighbor.
The novel follows Precious' son Abdul through foster care, a Catholic boys' school where he is the victim of and then perpetrator of sexual abuse, a dance career and institutionalization.
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