Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Cain

play
noun \ˈkān\

Definition of Cain

  1. :  the brother and murderer of Abel



Origin and Etymology of cain

Hebrew Qayin


First Known Use: before 12th century


Cain

play
biographical name \ˈkān\

Definition of Cain

  1. James Mallahan 1892–1977 Am. nov.





Learn More about cain


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Cain? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a simplified speech bridging languages

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

philistine frenetic lazy melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ