can, tin, tin can

(noun) airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

canister, cannister, tin

(noun) metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour


(noun) a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking

tin, Sn, atomic number

(noun) a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide


(verb) prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

can, tin, put up

(verb) preserve in a can or tin; “tinned foods are not very tasty”


(verb) plate with tin

Source: WordNet® 3.1



tin (countable and uncountable, plural tins)

(uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.

(NZ, British, countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.

(countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.

(countable, squash) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.

(slang, dated, uncountable) money

(slang, uncountable) Computer hardware.


• (airtight container): can (especially US), tin can


tin (not comparable)

Made of tin.

Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.


• tinnen (obsolete)


tin (third-person singular simple present tins, present participle tinning, simple past and past participle tinned)

(transitive) To place into a tin in order to preserve.

(transitive) To cover with tin.

(transitive) To coat with solder in preparation for soldering.


• INT, ITN, i'n't, in't, int, int., nit


TIN (plural TINs)

(US, finance) Initialism of taxpayer identification number.





• INT, ITN, i'n't, in't, int, int., nit

Source: Wiktionary

Tin, n. Etym: [As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel. & Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin.]

1. (Chem.)

Definition: An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft white crystalline metal, malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is not easily oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn (Stannum). Atomic weight 117.4.

2. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.

3. Money. [Cant] Beaconsfield. Block tin (Metal.), commercial tin, cast into blocks, and partially refined, but containing small quantities of various impurities, as copper, lead, iron, arsenic, etc.; solid tin as distinguished from tin plate; -- called also bar tin.

– Butter of tin. (Old Chem.) See Fuming liquor of Libavius, under Fuming.

– Grain tin. (Metal.) See under Grain.

– Salt of tin (Dyeing), stannous chloride, especially so called when used as a mordant.

– Stream tin. See under Stream.

– Tin cry (Chem.), the peculiar creaking noise made when a bar of tin is bent. It is produced by the grating of the crystal granules on each other.

– Tin foil, tin reduced to a thin leaf.

– Tin frame (Mining), a kind of buddle used in washing tin ore.

– Tin liquor, Tin mordant (Dyeing), stannous chloride, used as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing.

– Tin penny, a customary duty in England, formerly paid to tithingmen for liberty to dig in tin mines. [Obs.] Bailey.

– Tin plate, thin sheet iron coated with tin.

– Tin pyrites. See Stannite.

Tin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinned; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinning.]

Definition: To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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