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shin

1

[ shin ]

noun

  1. the front part of the leg from the knee to the ankle.
  2. the lower part of the foreleg in cattle.
  3. the shinbone or tibia, especially its sharp edge or front portion.
  4. Chiefly British. a cut of beef similar to the U.S. shank, usually cut into small pieces for stewing.


verb (used with or without object)

, shinned, shin·ning.
  1. to climb by holding fast with the hands or arms and legs and drawing oneself up.

shin

2

[ sheen, shin ]

noun

  1. the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.

shīn

3

[ sheen ]

noun

  1. the 13th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Shin

4

[ shin, sheen ]

noun

, Buddhism.
  1. a Japanese offshoot of the Pure Land Sect, requiring only faith in Amida for salvation through his accumulated merit.

shin

1

/ ʃɪn /

noun

  1. the front part of the lower leg
  2. the front edge of the tibia
  3. a cut of beef, the lower foreleg


verb

  1. whenintr, often foll by up to climb (a pole, tree, etc) by gripping with the hands or arms and the legs and hauling oneself up
  2. tr to kick (a person) in the shins

shin

2

/ ʃɪn /

noun

  1. the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ש), transliterated as sh
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Word History and Origins

Origin of shin1

before 1000; Middle English shine, Old English scinu; cognate with Dutch scheen, German Schien ( bein )

Origin of shin2

1895–1900; < Hebrew shīn, akin to shēn tooth

Origin of shin3

From Arabic

Origin of shin4

1895–1900; < Japanese: literally, faith < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhēn truth
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Word History and Origins

Origin of shin1

Old English scinu; related to Old High German scina needle, Norwegian dialect skina small disc

Origin of shin2

from Hebrew shīn, literally: tooth
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Example Sentences

Shin eventually escaped North Korean captivity while in Vienna.

One of the most famous directors of this era was Shin Sang-ok (신상옥).

Afraid the Korean secret police would not believe his kidnapping story, Shin settled in Hollywood.

An x-ray two hours later confirms my hunch: my tibia (the big bone behind the shin) is snapped clean in two.

So upon his release in 1997, Yousef agreed to a meeting with Shin Bet.

De yuther servants wouldn' miss me, kase dey'd shin out en take holiday soon as de ole folks 'uz out'n de way.

There's a neat pile of shin-plasters getting bigger and mounting up all the time.

Walk fast now till you get away from the houses, and then shin for the raft like the dickens was after you!

Instead of rising to his feet, he sat doggedly up and began chafing his abraded shin.

Other warriors carry long oval shields reaching, at least, from neck to shin.

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