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son

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a baby son/daughter/brother/sister
▪ We’d like a baby brother or sister for Ben.
elder brother/son/sister/daughter etc
▪ His elder son Liam became a lawyer.
eldest son/daughter/brother/child etc
▪ My eldest daughter is 17.
son et lumière
son of a bitch
▪ He’s a filthy lying son of a bitch.
son of a gun
▪ Duke, you old son of a gun, how are you?
Son of God
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
elder
▪ One was to her elder son Gamal, who was then in Florida.
▪ Their elder son, Nicky, had disappeared on his motorcycle in a cloud of dust and anger.
▪ They always remind me of those twins from that cartoonist my elder son liked.
▪ The elder son of the Rev.
▪ Perhaps this was something he had in common with his elder son.
▪ Polyneices, the elder son, did the same.
▪ Eventually a letter arrived from London in response to Moran's exasperated inquiries about his elder son.
▪ Well, two days later Mr McNab and his elder son called at my home.
eldest
▪ May 1910, and it was necessary for his eldest son to become King George V, in his succession.
▪ Frank, the eldest son, is twelve, old enough to wear a jacket and tie.
▪ If our eldest son is awake then he may come down and have breakfast with us.
▪ The eldest son of my host was missing an ear.
▪ Emmanuel Basota has lost his eldest son, Alex.
▪ This he usually did, and often it was his eldest son.
▪ He was aware his eldest son, the sensitive William, could be the biggest loser.
old
▪ He is a classic modern tough guy as well as being an Old Testament prodigal son.
▪ Her husband and two-year-#old son moved to Seattle with her.
▪ Our older son and his wife came to live with us for four months, between University and his first job.
▪ A single father, whose 9-year-#old son lives with him part time, Wait said he is a self-taught cook.
▪ The older two sons took everything they could, leaving the youngest son with just a cat.
▪ Evan Bayh of Indiana, 40-year-#old son of former Sen.
▪ Captains and their twelve year old sons.
only
▪ She loved me all right and I was her only son, but oh, what a struggle she had to show ii.
▪ Woolgar was a wealthy Sussex businessman whose only son was the priest at St Joseph's in Banfield.
▪ He lost his only son Jay, 26, in an air crash and his first wife Connie drowned in Antigua.
▪ Services to giving his only son more grief than any mortal should have to bear.
▪ Elsewhere an only son and brother is setting out into the great world to win a name and place.
▪ They did not often do so, and the women had no recorded daughters, only sons.
▪ It seems to arise out of overwhelming compassion for the poor widow who was in the process of burying her only son.
▪ Among these was definitely a call to her only son Gamal, who was then in Florida.
young
▪ She added: sometimes my young son wants to cross the road when it s dangerous.
▪ Clotilde quickly adopted his three chil-dren, which angered Clotaire, her youngest son.
▪ The father, black beard full of snow shards, watched the youngest son, watched him work.
▪ She is also deeply worried their beloved young son Thomas Jefferson, four, will suffer from the split.
▪ This produced differential status between older and younger sons and between sons and daughters.
▪ His youngest son looked exactly like the portrait.
■ NOUN
baby
▪ She had been served four years of a life sentence for the murder of her baby son.
▪ But when their baby son was born, they forgot to add the boy as a beneficiary.
▪ She watched Naseem as the older woman fed her baby son.
▪ But so cool is the blue minimalist card that one style magazine editor aspired to name his baby son Sony.
▪ My daughter and son-in-law have tried to have their baby son christened in a local church.
▪ The deal was completed in a flat near the Palace ... and Lucy even took her baby son Matthew along.
▪ He had met her husband, Vos, a young clergyman, and seen their baby son.
■ VERB
born
▪ Niklaus Andreas Lauda was born the son of a Viennese paper mill owner on 22 February 1949.
▪ Thebes was Dionysus' own city, where he was born, the son of Zeus and the Theban princess Semele.
▪ Charles's next child was born dead - a son.
▪ I was born the son of a woodman who chopped down trees in the forest and sold the wood for a living.
▪ An abortion is performed, or a son is born.
die
▪ They had one son, who died at birth.
▪ At about the same time, his two legitimate sons died of the plague.
▪ Jean's son Darren died from a major epileptic fit three months after this interview.
▪ I watched my son die in the hospital.
▪ In 1896 her son died of typhoid.
▪ Cathy and Chris Erb are relieved they considered it when their son, Logan, died last year.
▪ The eldest son, Edmund, died as a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, in 1577.
▪ Her two sons sought retribution for their father, but Rita would rather her sons died than become murderers.
kill
▪ Before he died, he cursed us for killing his son.
▪ Once Abraham can see the place where he will kill his son, the pace of the narrative slows right down.
▪ Sibling rivalry kills Oedipus' sons.
▪ Then the examining magistrate changed his mind, released Mr Laroche and charged Mrs Villemin with killing her own son.
▪ What is important to me is the apprehension of the person or persons who killed our son.
▪ So they kill the son to acquire the vineyard.
▪ The father responded by threatening to kill his sons, Erik said.
send
▪ Sophie will marry one day, and perhaps she will send her sons to you.
▪ Not one to accept defeat so easily, she sent her son joe to the place where such records are kept.
▪ She gave harp lessons and sent her son firmly to school.
▪ I sent my son, Danny, far out of the danger zone.
▪ She sent my son Branwell away, and later married a rich old man.
▪ The Grotonian reflected not only the school itself but the social milieu that sent its sons there.
▪ John Pascoe who sent his son.
▪ I sent the youngest son in another direction and the girls to a third place.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be a son of a bitch
▪ Getting the new tire on was a real son of a bitch.
favourite son
▪ And Rebekah will never again see her favourite son.
▪ He was not her favourite son, but he was something.
▪ On the other hand, Dubroca, even before Fouroux's exit, was one of Albert Ferrasse's favourite sons.
▪ Pamela thought for a moment of Roy, her favourite son, and Bernice, his wife - also a career girl.
▪ Wolsey played with the gold pendant around his neck and smirked patronisingly at Agrippa as if he was a favourite son.
foster child/son/daughter
▪ And then they went into this foster children um, having a home for foster children.
▪ As a result, the report said, one in 10 foster children remains in the system for more than seven years.
▪ Other foster children with happy memories did the same, though distance and new relationships combined to make contact sporadic.
▪ Roland then removed the spell from himself and the good foster daughter.
▪ The witch was able to see her foster daughter and Roland fleeing because of her magic powers.
▪ These foster children are not available for adoption.
▪ These are establishments which, for a fee, will undertake to foster children of very tender years.
from father to son
▪ Land passes from father to son: his is split between himself and his father.
▪ The bone-setting power is often handed down from father to son.
▪ The centuries' old recipe has been handed down from father to son.
▪ The eyes of those in the room shifted uneasily from father to son.
▪ The whole gentile constitution made the transference of private property from father to son impossible.
▪ Their status was hereditary, land and titles being passed on from father to son.
▪ This means that harem females are being passed down from father to son in a patrilineal fashion.
grown children/daughter/son
▪ I had two grown daughters, and when I lost the first one, this one became the apple of my eye.
▪ See more of his grown daughter and son.
▪ Seeing photographs of Rubilove Willcox Aiu in newspapers last Sunday was unexpected and bewildering for her grown children.
▪ Tall, slender and divorced, Sheila had-incredibly-two grown sons.
▪ The senator, 72, has a grown daughter by his former wife but is of grandfatherly vintage now.
▪ Yet her husband, laid off from his job as a messenger, and her grown children are unemployed.
like father like son
newborn child/baby/son etc
▪ How does one recognise pain in a newborn baby to whom one can not speak?
▪ In 1987 our newborn baby died.
▪ In the early 1950s an effective method of resuscitating newborn babies who did not breathe was not known.
▪ No one expects a newborn baby to go out and get a job before learning the basic life skills and getting schooling.
▪ One example might be where a newborn child developed an infection requiring special care, but recovered in a few days.
▪ The occasional incidents of newborn babies being stolen from public hospitals understandably causes a furore.
▪ Under a window lay our newborn son crowned by a spectrum, the seven strands of vision.
prodigal son/daughter
▪ A prodigal daughter, I had learned in only one day, I was not.
▪ A final provocative statement from a life-long prankster, a prodigal son of Harvard, it seems so fitting.
▪ He is a classic modern tough guy as well as being an Old Testament prodigal son.
▪ The prodigal son had returned to Parkhead.
▪ The prodigal son will feast with harlots no more.
▪ The parable of the prodigal son conveys at a conscious level a message about the need for forgiveness and acceptance.
▪ The play, very moral in tone throughout, is a reworking of the theme of the return of the prodigal son.
▪ When the music stopped, Gary concentrated on the parable of the prodigal son.
son of a bitch!
Son of a bitch! The car won't start!
son of a gun!
the Son of God
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Her son used to work in Texas.
▪ members of the Sons of Italy
▪ Our son Jamie is five years old.
▪ The family business has now been taken over by Anderson's eldest son.
▪ We have two teenage sons.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ She so much wanted to avoid another pitched battle with her son.
▪ So Demeter nursed Demophoon, the son that Metaneira had borne to wise Celeus.
▪ Sophie will marry one day, and perhaps she will send her sons to you.
▪ The figures of two parents stooped over their 13-year-old son who would die tomorrow.
Wikipedia

Son

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

Son (music)

Son cubano is a style of music and dance that originated in Cuba and gained worldwide popularity during the 1930s. Son combines the structure and feel of the Spanish canción with Afro-Cuban traits and percussion. The Cuban son is one of the most influential and widespread forms of Latin-American music: its derivatives and fusions, including salsa, have spread across the world.

The word Son (one of the words that translates to English 'rhythm' from Spanish) has also been used in other musical styles of Spanish-speaking countries. For example, in Mexico the Son Jarocho of Veracruz and the Son Huasteco of the Sierra Huasteca constitute distinct popular musical genres and are not related to the Cuban Son.

Son (disambiguation)

A son is a male offspring in relation to a parent.

Son or SON may also refer to:

Son (band)

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

Son (Korean surname)

Son, Sohn or Shon (孫, 손) is a common Korean family name. As of 2000, there were 415,182 people by this surname in South Korea.

Son (Juana Molina album)

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.

Son (novel)

Son is the sequel to The Giver 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.

Son (film)

Son is a 2008 short film starring Nathalie Press. Financed and commissioned by Sony Vaio it was a branded content short that would become Viao’s first branded content film. It went on to win multiple awards including Best Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival and Best Film at Slamdance Film Festival, becoming both a commercial hit and critical success for Sony Vaio.

SON (gene)

SON protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SON gene.

SON is the name that has been given to a large Ser/Arg (SR)-related protein, which is a splicing co-factor that contributes to an efficient splicing within cell cycle progression. It is also known as BASS1 (Bax antagonist selected in saccharomyces 1) or NRE-binding protein (Negative regulatory element-binding protein). The most common gene name of this splicing protein- which is only found in Humans (Homo sapiens)- is SON, but C21orf50, DBP5, KIAA1019 and NREBP can also be used as synonyms.

The protein encoded by SON gene binds to a specific DNA sequence upstream of the upstream regulatory sequence of the core promoter and second enhancer of human hepatitis B virus (HBV). Through this binding, it represses HBV core promoter activity, transcription of HBV genes, and production of HBV virions. The protein shows sequence similarities with other DNA-binding structural proteins such as gallin, oncoproteins of the MYC family, and the oncoprotein MOS. It may also be involved in protecting cells from apoptosis and in pre-mRNA splicing.

Son (TV series)

Son , is a Turkish psychological thriller series produced by Ay Yapım, broadcast on ATV and directed by Ezel's director Uluç Bayraktar. Starring actors are Yiğit Özşener, Nehir Erdoğan, Erkan Can, Berrak Tüzünataç, and Engin Altan Düzyatan.

The series has been sold to 20th Century Fox Televisionin the United States and was adapted into a pilot named Runner for ABC. No series has been ordered from this pilot, Also the rights to produce local versions of the series have been sold in Russia and France.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Son

Son \Son\, n. [OE. sone, sune, AS. sunu; akin to D. zoon, OS., OFries., & OHG. sunu, G. sohn, Icel. sonr, Sw. son, Dan. s["o]n, Goth. sunus, Lith. sunus, Russ. suin', Skr. s[=u]nu (from s[=u] to beget, to bear), and Gr. ? son. [root]293. Cf. Sow, n.]

  1. A male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother.

    Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son.
    --Gen. xxi.

  2. 2. A male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general. I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings. --Isa. xix. 1

    1. I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
      --Mal. iii. 6.

  3. 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.
    --Ex. ii. 10.

    Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift.
    --Shak.

  4. A native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England.

  5. The produce of anything.

    Earth's tall sons, the cedar, oak, and pine.
    --Blackmore.

  6. (Commonly with the def. article) 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.
    --1 John iv. 14.

    Who gave His Son sure all has given.
    --Keble.

    Note: The expressions son of pride, sons of light, son of Belial, are Hebraisms, which denote persons possessing the qualitites of pride, of light, or of Belial, as children inherit the qualities of their ancestors.

    Sons of the prophets. See School of the prophets, under Prophet.

Wiktionary

son

n. 1 A male child, a boy or man in relation to his parents; one's male offspring. 2 A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents. 3 A male person who has such a close relationship with an older or otherwise more authoritative person that he can be regarded as a '''son''' of the other person. 4 A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence. 5 A male descendant. 6 (non-gloss definition: A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.) 7 (context UK colloquial English) (non-gloss definition: An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

son

Old English sunu "son, descendant," from Proto-Germanic *sunuz (cognates: Old Saxon and Old Frisian sunu, Old Norse sonr, Danish søn, Swedish son, Middle Dutch sone, Dutch zoon, Old High German sunu, German Sohn, Gothic sunus "son"). The Germanic words are from PIE *su(e)-nu- "son" (cognates: Sanskrit sunus, Greek huios, Avestan hunush, Armenian ustr, Lithuanian sunus, Old Church Slavonic synu, Russian and Polish syn "son"), a derived noun from root *seue- (1) "to give birth" (cognates: Sanskrit sauti "gives birth," Old Irish suth "birth, offspring").\n

\nSon of _____ as the title of a sequel to a book or movie is recorded from 1917 ("Son of Tarzan"). Most explanations for son of a gun (1708) are more than a century after its appearance. Henley (1903) describes it as meaning originally "a soldier's bastard;" Smyth's "Sailor's Word-Book" (1867) describes it as "An epithet conveying contempt in a slight degree, and originally applied to boys born afloat, when women were permitted to accompany their husbands to sea ...."

WordNet

son

  1. n. a male human offspring; "their son became a famous judge"; "his boy is taller than he is" [syn: boy] [ant: daughter, daughter]

  2. the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus) [syn: Word, Logos]

Usage examples of "son".

They all shuffle, all these strange lonely children of God, these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives whose noisy aberrations are safely muffled now by drugs.

Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.

The conflict, grown beyond the scope of original plans, had become nothing less than a fratricidal war between the young king and the Count of Poitou for the succession to the Angevin empire, a ghastly struggle in which Henry was obliged to take a living share, abetting first one and then the other of his furious sons.

But I have bethought me, that, since I am growing old and past the age of getting children, one of you, my sons, must abide at home to cherish me and your mother, and to lead our carles in war if trouble falleth upon us.

Instead of condemning his memory, he piously supposed, that the dying monarch had abjured the errors of Arianism, and recommended to his son the conversion of the Gothic nation.

Once was I taken of the foemen in the town where I abode when my lord was away from me, and a huge slaughter of innocent folk was made, and I was cast into prison and chains, after I had seen my son that I had borne to my lord slain before mine eyes.

The same women that despised Sky Eyes, that gossiped about her and futilely forbade their sons to come near her, they came for abortifacients, joint easers, the silvery drink that brought one out of a dark mood, a dozen other things.

If he wept at the sight of an old tapestry which represented the crime and punishment of the son of Chosroes, if his days were abridged by grief and remorse, we may allow some pity to a parricide, who exclaimed, in the bitterness of death, that he had lost both this world and the world to come.

Whether Walter West let him watch while he abused young girls, or whether he encouraged his son to take his place, or whether, in fact, he abused him directly Frederick West was never to reveal.

This was a subterfuge, by the aid of which he intended to open new negotiations respecting the form and conditions of the Regency of his son, in case of the Allied sovereigns acceding to that proposition.

Logos was particularly considered under the more accessible character of the Son of an Eternal Father, and the Creator and Governor of the world.

A short time after his accession, he conferred on his son Diadumenianus, at the age of only ten years, the Imperial title, and the popular name of Antoninus.

His fortunate son, from the first moment of his accession, declaring himself the protector of the church, at length deserved the appellation of the first emperor who publicly professed and established the Christian religion.

Very well, then, his name isDarian Acer, second son of the earl ofChesley .

Also, that he wanted papers to be drawn up to the effect that one thousand pounds a year was to be allotted to acertain lady in support of herself and her son.