sin


Trigonometry.

Definition for sin (2 of 6)

sin

1
[ sin ]
/ sɪn /

noun


verb (used without object), sinned, sin·ning.

to commit a sinful act.
to offend against a principle, standard, etc.

verb (used with object), sinned, sin·ning.

to commit or perform sinfully: He sinned his crimes without compunction.
to bring, drive, etc., by sinning: He sinned his soul to perdition.

Origin of sin

1
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English syn(n) offense, misdeed; akin to German Sünde, Old Norse synd sin, Latin sōns guilty; (v.) derivative of the noun, replacing Middle English sin(i)gen, syn(i)gen, Old English syngian, itself derivative of the noun

Related forms

sin·like, adjectivesin·ning·ly, adverbsin·ning·ness, nounun·sin·ning, adjective

Synonym study

1, 2. See crime.

Definition for sin (3 of 6)

sin

2
[ seen ]
/ sin /

noun

the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.

Origin of sin

2
First recorded in 1895–1900, sin is from the Hebrew word śīn

Definition for sin (4 of 6)

sīn

[ seen ]
/ sin /

noun

the 12th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of sīn

From Arabic

Definition for sin (5 of 6)

Sin

[ seen ]
/ sin /

noun

the Akkadian god of the moon: the counterpart of the Sumerian Nanna.

Definition for sin (6 of 6)

sin-1

Symbol, Trigonometry. arc sine.

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British Dictionary definitions for sin (1 of 5)

sin

1
/ (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

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 sin (2 of 5)

sin

2
/ (sɪn) /

preposition, conjunction, adverb

a Scot dialect word for since

British Dictionary definitions for sin (3 of 5)

sin

3
/ (siːn) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for sin (4 of 5)

sin

4
/ (saɪn) maths /

abbreviation for

sine

British Dictionary definitions for sin (5 of 5)

SIN

S.I.N.

abbreviation for (in Canada)

social insurance number

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Science definitions for sin

sin

Abbreviation of sine

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Idioms and Phrases with sin

sin

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


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