Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.
A son is a male offspring in relation to a parent.
Son or SON may also refer to:
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 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 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 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\, 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.]
A male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother.
Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son.
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
I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
--Mal. iii. 6.
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.
A native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England.
The produce of anything.
Earth's tall sons, the cedar, oak, and pine.
(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.
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.
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
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 ...."
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.