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 for Son
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Son \Son\, n. [OE. sone, sune, AS. sunu; akin to D. zoon, OS.,
     OFries., & OHG. sunu, G. sohn, Icel. sonr, Sw. son, Dan.
     s["o]n, Goth. sunus, Lith. sunus, Russ. suin', Skr. s[=u]nu
     (from s[=u] to beget, to bear), and Gr. ? son. [root]293. Cf.
     Sow, n.]
     1. A male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent,
        father or mother.
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              Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son. --Gen. xxi.
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     2. A male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural,
        descendants in general.
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              I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings.
                                                    --Isa. xix.
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              I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of
              Jacob are not consumed.               --Mal. iii. 6.
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     3. Any young male person spoken of as a child; an adopted
        male child; a pupil, ward, or any other young male
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              The child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's
              daughter, and he became her son.      --Ex. ii. 10.
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              Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift. --Shak.
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     4. A native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons
        of Albion; sons of New England.
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     5. The produce of anything.
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              Earth's tall sons, the cedar, oak, and pine.
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     6. (Commonly with the def. article) Jesus Christ, the Savior;
        -- called the Son of God, and the Son of man.
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              We . . . do testify that the Father sent the Son to
              be the Savior of the world.           --1 John iv.
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              Who gave His Son sure all has given.  --Keble.
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     Note: The expressions son of pride, sons of light, son of
           Belial, are Hebraisms, which denote persons possessing
           the qualitites of pride, of light, or of Belial, as
           children inherit the qualities of their ancestors.
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     Sons of the prophets. See School of the prophets, under
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