What is son?

  • (noun): The divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus).
    Synonyms: Word, Logos
    See also — Additional definitions below

Son

A son is a male offspring; a boy or man in relation to his parents. The female analogue is a daughter.

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More definitions of "son":

  • (noun): A male human offspring.
    Example: "Their son became a famous judge"
    Synonyms: boy

Famous quotes containing the word son:

    Skepticism is unbelief in cause and effect. A man does not see, that, as he eats, so he thinks: as he deals, so he is, and so he appears; he does not see that his son is the son of his thoughts and of his actions; that fortunes are not exceptions but fruits; that relation and connection are not somewhere and sometimes, but everywhere and always; no miscellany, no exemption, no anomaly,—but method, and an even web; and what comes out, that was put in.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest—usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation—and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.
    —J.M. (John Millington)

    While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 2:6,7.