- The definition of a sin is an offense against moral rules or law, especially against God.
An example of a sin is murder.
- To sin is defined as to go against a rule or law, especially one of God's.
An example of to sin is to steal.
sin definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Hebrew (language)
- an offense against God, religion, or good morals
- the condition of being guilty of continued offense against God, religion, or good morals
- an offense against any law, standard, code, etc.: a sin against good taste
Origin: Middle English (East Midland) sinne ; from Old English synne (for an unverified form sunjo), akin to German sünde, probably ; from early Germanic borrowing ; from Classical Latin sous (gen. sontis), guilty, technical legal term, origin, originally participle, paricipial form of esse, to be (see is), in sense (he) being (the one)
sin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
- Theology a. Deliberate disobedience to the known will of God.b. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
- Something regarded as being shameful, deplorable, or utterly wrong.
- To violate a religious or moral law.
- To commit an offense or violation.
Origin: Middle English sinne, from Old English synn; see es- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Hebrew śîn, modeled on šîn, shin (the following letter).
Origin: Akkadian Sîn.
sin - Ologies & -Isms Definition
sin - Phrases/Idioms
live in sin