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  Dictionary Definition of sin

sin [1]
noun, verb, sinned, sinning.

-- noun
1. transgression of divine law.
2. an act regarded as such transgression, or any violation, especially a wilful or deliberate one of some religious or moral principle.
3. any serious transgression or offence.
-- verb (i)
4. to do a sinful act.
5. to offend against a principle, standard, etc.
-- verb (t)
6. to do or perform sinfully.
7. to bring, drive, etc., by sinning.
-- phrase
8. sin against, to take advantage of; abuse or offend.
[ME; OE syn ( n ); akin to D zonde, G Sünde sin, L sons guilty]