Webster's Dictionary (2001):
Merriam-Webster Dictionary (date unknown):
1. Estrangement from god.
2. An act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will.
3. Ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse.
4. (Akkadian) god of the moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna.
5. The 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
6. (colloquial) violent and excited activity; "they began to fight like sin".
1. Commit a sin; violate a law of God.
2. Commit a faux pas or fault.
- Main Entry: 1sin
- Pronunciation: \ˈsin\
- Function: noun
- Etymology: Middle English sinne, from Old English synn; akin to Old High German sunta sin and probably to Latin sont-, sons guilty, est is — more at is
- Date: before 12th century1 a: an offense against religious or moral law b: an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible it's sin to waste food c: an often serious shortcoming : fault 2 a: transgression of the law of God b: a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from Godsynonyms see offense
If you are anything like me, you have heard about the Webster's Dictionary of 1828. I had never really thought anything about it. But today, for some reason, I decided to look into it.
It is reported that Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary contains the greatest number of Biblical definitions given in any reference volume. Webster considered "education useless without the Bible".Websters Dictionary of 1828:
It really made me wonder how far away from God's word we have come, not just in our words, but in our definitions of those words as well.