sīn

[ seen ]
/ sin /

noun

the 12th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of sīn

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for sīn (1 of 5)

sin1
/ (sɪn) /

noun

theol
  1. transgression of God's known will or any principle or law regarded as embodying this
  2. the condition of estrangement from God arising from such transgressionSee also actual sin, mortal sin, original sin, venial sin
any serious offence, as against a religious or moral principle
any offence against a principle or standard
live in sin informal (of an unmarried couple) to live together

verb sins, sinning or sinned (intr)

theol to commit a sin
(usually foll by against) to commit an offence (against a person, principle, etc)

Derived forms of sin

sinner, noun

Word Origin for sin

Old English synn; related to Old Norse synth, Old High German suntea sin, Latin sons guilty

British Dictionary definitions for sīn (2 of 5)

sin2
/ (sɪn) /

preposition, conjunction, adverb

a Scot dialect word for since

British Dictionary definitions for sīn (3 of 5)

sin3
/ (siːn) /

noun

a variant of shin, the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (שׂ), transliterated as SSee shin 2

British Dictionary definitions for sīn (4 of 5)

sin4
/ (saɪn) maths /

abbreviation for

sine

British Dictionary definitions for sīn (5 of 5)

SIN

S.I.N.


abbreviation for (in Canada)

social insurance number
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Scientific definitions for sīn

sin

Abbreviation of sine
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Idioms and Phrases with sīn

sin

see live in sin; more sinned against than sinning; multitude of sins; ugly as sin; wages of sin.

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