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son  (sn)
1. Ones male child.
2. A male descendant.
3. A man considered as if in a relationship of child to parent: a son of the soil.
4. One personified or regarded as a male descendant.
5. Used as a familiar form of address for a young man.
6. Son Christianity The second person of the Trinity.

[Middle English, from Old English sunu; see seu-1 in Indo-European roots.]

sonly adj.

son  /sn/  n. 1 a male child: They have two sons, so they want a daughter. 2 a boy or man who is associated with a place or event: The statue is for the sons of France who died in World War I. 3 name for a boy instead of his proper name: Do you want some milk, son? son

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