English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
son ( sons plural )
1 n-count Someone's son is their male child.
oft with poss
He shared a pizza with his son Laurence..., Sam is the seven-year-old son of Eric Davies..., They have a son.
2 n-count A man, especially a famous man, can be described as a son of the place he comes from. (JOURNALISM) with poss
...New Orleans's most famous son, Louis Armstrong., ...sons of Africa.
3 n-voc Some people use son as a form of address when they are showing kindness or affection to a boy or a man who is younger than them. INFORMAL, feelings Don't be frightened by failure, son.
son et lumière
Son et lumière is an entertainment which is held at night in an old building such as a castle. A person describes the history of the place, and at the same time different parts of the building are brightly lit and music is played. n-sing
son-in-law ( sons-in-law plural ) Someone's son-in-law is the husband of their daughter. n-count usu poss N
son of a bitch ( sons of bitches plural ) , son-of-a-bitch If someone is very angry with another person, or if they want to insult them, they sometimes call them a son of a bitch.
INFORMAL, VERY RUDE n-count
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