Definitions for cainkeɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the first son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel. Gen. 4.

    Category: Bible

Idioms for Cain:

  1. raise Cain, to behave boisterously or violently; make a disturbance.

    Category: Idiom



  1. James M.,1892–1977, U.S. novelist.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cain(noun)

    (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God


  1. Cain(ProperNoun)

    The eldest son of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis. (see Cain and Abel).

  2. Origin: From Hebrew קַיִן (qayin) ‘craftsman’.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cain

    according to Genesis, the first-born of Adam and Eve, and therefore of the race, and the murderer of his brother Abel.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. cain

    The first progressive.


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