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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Famous quotes containing the word son:
“O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear, your true loves coming,
That can sing both high and low.
Trip no further, pretty sweeting.
Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise mans son doth know.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“If the Son of Heaven breaks the law, he should be punished like a common man.”
“However patriarchal the world, at home the child knows that his mother is the source of all power. The hand that rocks the cradle rules his world. . . . The son never forgets that he owes his life to his mother, not just the creation of it but the maintenance of it, and that he owes her a debt he cannot conceivably repay, but which she may call in at any time.”
—Frank Pittman (20th century)