sin: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sin), [key]
— n., v., sinned, sin•ning.
- transgression of divine law: the sin of Adam.
- any act regarded as such a transgression, esp. a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.
- any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse, etc.; great fault or offense: It's a sin to waste time.
- to commit a sinful act.
- to offend against a principle, standard, etc.
- to commit or perform sinfully: He sinned his crimes without compunction.
- to bring, drive, etc., by sinning: He sinned his soul to perdition.
- the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
- the consonant sound represented by this letter.
- the 12th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
- the Akkadian god of the moon: the counterpart of the Sumerian Nanna.
- arc sine.
- sin (Thesaurus)