Definitions of Son
Examples of Son
- American English – /sUHn/
- British English – /sUHn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /sən/
- British English – /sʌn/
- Plural: sons
- A son-in-law is the male spouse of an individual’s child.
- The female equivalent of a son is a daughter.
- Also called:
- male child
- male offspring.
- man-child (manchild)
- A son acts (adjective) sonly or (adjective) son-like and exhibits (noun) sonliness and is in a state of (noun) sonhood.
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- Word origin of “son” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “son.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 30, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/son/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
son. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/son/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “son.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 30, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/son/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“son.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 30 Sep. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/son/>.