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Prodigal vs. Son

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Prodigaladjective

wastefully extravagant.

‘He found himself guilty of prodigal spending during the holidays.’; ‘He is a prodigal son.’;

Sonnoun

One's male offspring.

‘Before the birth of the man's child, he said: "I want a son, not a daughter."’;

Prodigaladjective

someone yielding profusely, lavish

‘She was a merry person, glad and prodigal of smiles.’; ‘How can he be so prodigal with money on such a tight budget?’;

Sonnoun

A male adopted person in relation to his adoptive parents.

Prodigaladjective

profuse, lavishly abundant

Sonnoun

A male person who has such a close relationship with an older or otherwise more authoritative person that he can be regarded as a son of the other person.

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Prodigaladjective

(by allusion to the Biblical parable of the prodigal son) returning after abandoning a person, group, or ideal, especially for selfish reasons; being a prodigal son.

Sonnoun

A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.

‘He was a son of the mafia system.’;

Prodigalnoun

A prodigal person, a spendthrift.

Sonnoun

A male descendant.

‘The pharaohs were believed to be sons of the Sun.’;

Prodigaladjective

Given to extravagant expenditure; expending money or other things without necessity; recklessly or viciously profuse; lavish; wasteful; not frugal or economical; as, a prodigal man; the prodigal son; prodigal giving; prodigal expenses.

‘In fighting fields [patriots] were prodigal of blood.’;

Sonnoun

A familiar address to a male person from an older or otherwise more authoritative person.

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Prodigalnoun

One who expends money extravagantly, viciously, or without necessity; one that is profuse or lavish in any expenditure; a waster; a spendthrift.

Sonnoun

An informal address to a friend or person of equal authority.

Prodigalnoun

a recklessly extravagant consumer

Sonverb

(transitive) To produce (i.e. bear, father, beget) a son.

Prodigaladjective

very generous;

‘distributed gifts with a lavish hand’; ‘the critics were lavish in their praise’; ‘a munificent gift’; ‘his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent’; ‘prodigal praise’; ‘unsparing generosity’; ‘his unstinted devotion’; ‘called for unstinting aid to Britain’;

Sonverb

(transitive) To address (someone) as "son".

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Prodigaladjective

recklessly wasteful;

‘prodigal in their expenditures’;

Sonnoun

A male child; the male issue, or offspring, of a parent, father or mother.

‘Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son.’;

Prodigaladjective

marked by rash extravagance;

‘led a prodigal life’;

Sonnoun

A male descendant, however distant; hence, in the plural, descendants in general.

‘I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings.’; ‘I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.’;

Prodigaladjective

spending money or using resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant

‘prodigal habits die hard’;

Sonnoun

Any young male person spoken of as a child; an adopted male child; a pupil, ward, or any other young male dependent.

‘The child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son.’; ‘Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift.’;

Prodigaladjective

having or giving something on a lavish scale

‘the dessert was prodigal with whipped cream’;

Sonnoun

A native or inhabitant of some specified place; as, sons of Albion; sons of New England.

Prodigalnoun

a person who spends money in a recklessly extravagant way

‘the government wished to clip the wings of the local authority prodigals’;

Sonnoun

The produce of anything.

‘Earth's tall sons, the cedar, oak, and pine.’;

Prodigalnoun

a person who leaves home to lead a prodigal life but later makes a repentant return.

Sonnoun

Jesus Christ, the Savior; - called the Son of God, and the Son of man.

‘We . . . do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.’; ‘Who gave His Son sure all has given.’;

Sonnoun

a male human offspring;

‘their son became a famous judge’; ‘his boy is taller than he is’;

Sonnoun

the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)

Son

A son is a male offspring; a boy or man in relation to his parents. The female counterpart is a daughter.

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