noun \ˈsin\

Definition of SIN

a :  an offense against religious or moral law
b :  an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible <it's a sin to waste food>
c :  an often serious shortcoming :  fault
a :  transgression of the law of God
b :  a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God

Origin of SIN

Middle English sinne, from Old English synn; akin to Old High German sunta sin and probably to Latin sont-, sons guilty, est is — more at is
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SIN


intransitive verb

: to do something that is considered wrong according to religious or moral law : to commit a sin


Full Definition of SIN

:  to commit a sin
:  to commit an offense or fault

Examples of SIN

  1. Forgive me, for I have sinned.
  2. <bless me, Father, for I have sinned>

First Known Use of SIN

before 12th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra


noun \ˈsēn, ˈsin\

Definition of SIN

:  the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table

Origin of SIN

Hebrew śin
First Known Use: circa 1823

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge



Definition of SIN



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