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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sin*sɪn(n.; v.)sinned, sin•ning.

  1. (n.)transgression of divine law.

    Category: Religion

  2. any act regarded as such a transgression, esp. a willful violation of some religious or moral principle.

    Category: Religion

  3. any reprehensible action; serious fault or offense.

  4. (v.i.)to commit a sinful act.

  5. to offend against a principle, standard, etc.

* Syn: See crime.

Origin of sin:

bef. 900; OE syn(n) offense, akin to OHG sunt(e)a, ON synd

sinsin, sɪn(n.)

  1. the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of sin:

1895–1900; < Heb śīn


  1. sine.

    Category: Math


  1. insurance number.

    Category: Canada/Canadian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sin, sinfulness, wickedness(noun)

    estrangement from god

  2. sin, sinning(noun)

    an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will

  3. sine, sin(noun)

    ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle

  4. Sin(noun)

    (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna

  5. sin(noun)

    the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet

  6. sin, hell(verb)

    violent and excited activity

    "they began to fight like sin"

  7. sin, transgress, trespass(verb)

    commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

  8. drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goof(verb)

    commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

    "I blundered during the job interview"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sin(noun)ɪn

    an action considered to be morally wrong

    In many religions it's a sin to have more than one wife.

  2. sin(verb)ɪn

    to commit a sin

    Do you think you have sinned?


  1. sin(Noun)

    A violation of a moral or religious law; an error.

  2. sin(Noun)

    A misdeed.

  3. sin(Verb)

    To commit a sin.

  4. sin(Noun)

    A letter of the Hebrew alphabet;

  5. sin(Noun)

    A letter of the Arabic alphabet;

  6. Sin(ProperNoun)

    The god of the moon in Sumerian mythology.

  7. Origin: From sīnaz, from seinos, genitive of . Cognate with sin, sin ( sin), zijn, sin ( sein), sínn, se. More at the.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sin

    old form of Since

  2. Sin(noun)

    transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character; iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission

  3. Sin(noun)

    an offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners

  4. Sin(noun)

    a sin offering; a sacrifice for sin

  5. Sin(noun)

    an embodiment of sin; a very wicked person

  6. Sin(noun)

    to depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against

  7. Sin(noun)

    to violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress


  1. Sin

    In Abrahamic contexts, sin is the act of violating God's will. Sin can also be viewed as anything that violates the ideal relationship between an individual and God. Sin has been defined as "to miss the mark" Some crimes are regarded as sins and some sins are regarded as greater than others. In this nuanced concept of sin, sins fall in a spectrum from minor errors to deadly misdeeds. Catholicism regards the least corrupt sins as venial sins—which are part of human living and carry immediate consequences on earth, and, if unrepented for, more painful purgation, assuming the person is destined to heaven, as it is written in the formation letter "Purgatory", "most of the early Fathers of the Church speak of a cleansing fire, though we cannot tell whether this means actual or spiritual fire." Conversely, sins of great evil are mortal sins—which bring the consequence of eternal maximal separation from God, the state more so than place, called hell. Sins of careless living are considered destructive and lead to greater sins according to the Seven Deadly Sins. Another concept of sin deals with things that exist on Earth but not in Heaven. Food, for example, while a necessary good for the body, is not of transcendental living and therefore its excessive savoring is considered a sin.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. sin

    Perverted power. The man without capacity for sin has no ability to do good--isn't that so? His soul is a Dead Sea that supports neither ameba nor fish, neither noxious bacilli nor useful life.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3562

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SIN' in Nouns Frequency: #1967

Translations for SIN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


wickedness, or a wicked act, especially one that breaks a religious law

It is a sin to envy the possessions of other people; Lying and cheating are both sins.

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