sin noun, verb definition, meaning - what is sin noun, verb in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sin”

See all translations

sin

noun [C or U] uk   us   /sɪn/
C2 the offence of breaking, or the breaking of, a religious or moral law: to commit/confess a sin He thinks a lot about sin. [+ to infinitive] informal I think it's a sin (= is morally wrong) to waste food, when so many people in the world are hungry.humorous For my sins (= as if it were a punishment), I'm organizing the office party this year.
More examples
sinless
adjective uk   us   /-ləs/

sin

uk   us   /sɪn/
written abbreviation for sine

sin

verb [I] uk   us   /sɪn/ (-nn-)
to break a religious or moral law
Translations of “sin”
in Arabic ذَنْب, مَعْصية, خَطيئة…
in Korean 죄…
in Malaysian dosa…
in French péché, mal…
in Turkish günah, ahlaka aykırı şey…
in Italian peccato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 正弦…
in Russian грех…
in Polish grzech…
in Vietnamese tội lỗi…
in Spanish pecado…
in Portuguese pecado…
in Thai บาป…
in German die Sünde…
in Catalan pecat…
in Japanese 罪, 罪悪…
in Indonesian dosa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 正弦…
(Definition of sin noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sin?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“sin” in English

Definitions of “sin” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More