n. A male child; the male issue of a parent, father or mother.n. A male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general.n. One adopted into a family; any young male dependent; any person in whom the relation of a son to a parent is perceived or imagined.n. A person or thing born or produced, in relation to the producing soil, country, or the like.n. A person whose character partakes so much of some quality or characteristic as to suggest the relationship of son and parent: as, sons of light; sons of pride; the son of perdition.n. One of Christ's followers; one of the regenerate.n. In the New Testament, Christ as the promised Messiah.n. In the years preceding the revolution, one of associations formed to forward the American cause.n. One of the secret associations, similar to the Knights of the Golden Circle, formed in the North during the civil war, for the purpose of giving aid to the Confederacy.n. An original spelling of sound.n. A form of the termination -tion, in some words derived through Old French, as in benison, malison, venison, reason, season, treason, etc. See -tion.