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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"


  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

  8. Origin: [OE. sinnen, singen, sinegen, AS. syngian. See Sin, n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sin

    sin, adv. (Spens.) since. [Since.]

  2. Sin

    sin, n. wilful violation of law: neglect of duty: neglect of the laws of morality and religion, any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, the law of God: wickedness, iniquity.—v.i. to commit sin: to violate or neglect the laws of morality or religion: to do wrong:—pr.p sin′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. sinned.—adjs. Sin′-born, born of sin; Sin′-bred, produced by sin.—ns. Sin′-eat′er, one of a class of men formerly employed in Wales to eat a piece of bread and drink a cup of ale placed on a bier, and so symbolically take upon themselves the sins of the deceased—due to the notion of the Levitical scapegoat (Levit. xvi. 21, 22); Sin′-eat′ing.—adj. Sin′ful, full of, or tainted with, sin: iniquitous: wicked: depraved: criminal: unholy.—adv. Sin′fully.—n. Sin′fulness.—adj. Sin′less, without sin: innocent: pure: perfect.—adv. Sin′lessly.—ns. Sin′lessness; Sin′ner, one who sins: an offender or criminal: (theol.) an unregenerate person.—v.i. (Pope) to act as a sinner (with indefinite it).—n. Sin′-off′ering, an offering for, or sacrifice in expiation of, sin.—adjs. Sin′-sick, morally sick from sin; Sin′-worn, worn by sin.—Like sin (slang), very much, very hard; Mortal, or Deadly, sin, such as wilfully violates the divine law and separates the soul from God—seven deadly sins, pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth; Original sin, the innate depravity and corruption of the whole nature due to the sin of Adam as federal representative of the human race, and transmitted by ordinary generation to all his posterity; Venial sin, any transgression due to inadvertence, not alienating the friendship of God. [A.S. syn, sinn; Ice. syn-d, Ger. sünde, L. sons.]

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.

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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

Anagrams for SIN »

  1. INS, ins, ins., NIS, nis


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeremy Taylor:

    No sin is small.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    Sin is geographical.

  3. R. Stevens, Diesel Sweeties, 08-16-05:

    Wasting sarcasm is a sin.

  4. Golda Meir:

    Being seventy is not a sin.

  5. Theodore Parker:

    Remorse is the pain of sin.

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