Meaning of “son” in the English Dictionary

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"son" in British English

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sonnoun [ C ]

uk /sʌn/ us /sʌn/

A1 your male child:

This is our son Raja.
We have two sons and three daughters.

used as an informal form of address by a man to a boy:

Come on, son, we don't have all day.
a son of somewhere literary

a man who was born in a particular place:

that notable son of Württemberg, Martin Brecht

More examples

  • Your son is the same age as mine.
  • You must be very proud of your son.
  • They decided to remove their son from the school.
  • My son is a lot taller than my daughter.
  • He took out a photo of his son, whom he adores.

(Definition of “son” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"son" in American English

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sonnoun [ C ]

us /sʌn/

a male child in relation to his parents:

I have two sons.

(Definition of “son” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)