from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
- n. Theology Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.
- n. Theology A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
- n. Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong.
- intransitive v. To violate a religious or moral law.
- intransitive v. To commit an offense or violation.
- n. The 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
- abbr. sine
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A symbol of the trigonometric function sine.
- n. A violation of God's will or religious law.
- n. A misdeed.
- v. To commit a sin.
- n. A letter of the Hebrew alphabet; שׂ
- n. A letter of the Arabic alphabet; س
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Old form of since.
- n. Transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character; iniquity.
- n. An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor.
- n. A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.
- n. An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.
- intransitive v. To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against.
- intransitive v. To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any want of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God. (Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism.)
- n. A serious fault; an error; a transgression: as, a sin against good taste.
- n. An incarnation or embodiment of sin.
- n. Synonyms and Wrong, Iniquity, etc. See crime.
- To commit a sin; depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God; violate the divine law by actual transgression or by the neglect or non-observance of its injunctions.
- To commit an error or a fault; be at fault; transgress an accepted standard of propriety or taste; offend; followed by against before an object.
- To do or commit, contrary to right or rule: with a cognate object.
- Also used impersonally, as in the following quotation:
- To influence, force, or drive by sinning to some course of procedure: followed by an adverbial phrase noting the direction of the result effected.
- Same as since.
- An abbreviation of sine, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law
- n. estrangement from god
- n. an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
- v. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
- n. (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
- n. the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
- n. ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
- n. violent and excited activity
Middle English sinne, from Old English synn.
Hebrew śîn, modeled on šîn, shin (the following letter).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English sinne, synne, sunne, zen, from Old English sinn, senn, synn ("injury, mischief, enmity, feud; sin, guilt, crime"), from Proto-Germanic *sundiz, *sundijō (“sin”), from Proto-Indo-European *sent-, *sont- ("being, true", implying a verdict of "truly guilty" against an accusation or charge), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁es- (“to be”); compare Old English sōþ ("true, very, sooth"; see sooth). (Wiktionary)
Modification of shin. (Wiktionary)