Definition of Tin

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 50, Sn
Substance meronyms: Tin Foil, Tinfoil, Cassiterite
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Derivative terms: Tinny



2. Verb. Plate with tin.
Generic synonyms: Plate
Derivative terms: Tinning

3. Noun. A vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking.
Substance meronyms: Tin Plate, Tinplate
Generic synonyms: Vessel

4. Verb. Preserve in a can or tin. "The chefs tin the vegetables"; "Tinned foods are not very tasty"
Exact synonyms: Can, Put Up
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Keep, Preserve
Derivative terms: Can, Cannery

5. Noun. Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour.
Exact synonyms: Canister, Cannister
Generic synonyms: Container

6. Verb. Prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface.
Generic synonyms: Plate
Derivative terms: Tinning

7. Noun. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc..
Exact synonyms: Can, Tin Can
Specialized synonyms: Beer Can, Caddy, Tea Caddy, Cannikin, Coffee Can, Milk Can, Oilcan, Soda Can
Generic synonyms: Container
Derivative terms: Can

Definition of Tin

1. n. 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. v. t. To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.

Definition of Tin

1. Initialism. (US Federal taxation) Taxpayer Identification Number. ¹

2. Noun. A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn. ¹

3. Noun. (NZ British countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food. ¹

4. Noun. A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc. ¹

5. Noun. (countable squash) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball. ¹

6. Adjective. Made of tin. ¹

7. Adjective. Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To place into a tin in order to preserve. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To cover with tin. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To coat with solder in preparation for soldering. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tin

1. to coat with tin (a metallic element) [v TINNED, TINNING, TINS]

Medical Definition of Tin

1. 1. 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. Block tin, 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. Tin plate, thin sheet iron coated with tin. Tin pyrites. See Stannite. Origin: As. Tin; akin to D. Tin, G. Zinn, OHG. Zin, Icel. & Dan. Tin, Sw. Tenn; of unknown origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tin

timourousness
timous
timously
timpana
timpani
timpanis
timpanist
timpanists
timpano
timpanum
timpanums
timple
timples
timps
timucu
tin (current term)
tin-113
tin-foil hat
tin-foil hats
tin-opener
tin-plate
tin-plated
tin-plates
tin-plating
tin-pot
tin-pot dictator
tin-pot dictators
tin bath
tin can
tin cans

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