sin noun, verb Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "sin" - English Dictionary

See all translations

sinnoun [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

sinverb [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
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More