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tin

 (tĭn)
n.
1. Symbol Sn A crystalline, silvery metallic element obtained chiefly from cassiterite, and having two notable allotropic forms. Malleable white tin is the useful allotrope, but at temperatures below 13.2°C it slowly converts to the brittle gray allotrope. Tin is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion and is a part of numerous alloys, such as soft solder, pewter, type metal, and bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.93°C; boiling point 2,602°C; specific gravity (gray) 5.77, (white) 7.29; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table.
2. Tin plate.
3. A container or box made of tin plate.
4. Chiefly British
a. A container for preserved foodstuffs; a can.
b. The contents of such a container.
tr.v. tinned, tin·ning, tins
1. To plate or coat with tin.
2. Chiefly British To preserve or pack in tins; can.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or made of tin.
2.
a. Constructed of inferior material.
b. Spurious.

[Middle English, from Old English.]
Word History: The origins of the word tin may date to a time before Western Europe was settled by speakers of Germanic, Celtic, and other branches of the Indo-European language family. Related words for this metal are found in almost all Germanic languages, such as German Zinn, Swedish tenn, and Old English tin (the source of the Modern English word). Together, these Germanic words suggest the reconstruction of a Proto-Germanic word *tinam, "tin," but no other branch of Indo-European language family has a word exactly comparable to this. Latin has a vaguely similar-sounding word for tin, stagnum (also spelled stannum), that may have been borrowed from a Celtic source. These facts suggest that the Germanic word for tin may originate in a pre-Indo-European language of Western Europe. This possibility is supported by the Bronze Age importation to the Near East of tin and copper from Western Europe. There are relatively few rich deposits of tin in the earth's crust, and production of bronze in the ancient world was limited by the availability of tin. During the Bronze Age, the civilizations of the Near East and the Mediterranean area depended on relatively few sources to provide the tin needed to make bronze. The Greek historian Diodorus Siculus, writing in the 1st century bc, explains that much ancient tin came from deposits in Cornwall in Britain. From there, it was shipped through Gaul to supply the rest of the Mediterranean world. At the time when the early Indo-European peoples began to move westward from their homelands in Eastern Europe—sometime after 4000 bc—they had probably just mastered early techniques of bronze production, in which arsenic rather than tin is alloyed with copper. Tin, however, makes a much superior kind of bronze, and the early Indo-European peoples may have borrowed words for tin from local peoples who were already trading in tin ingots or working the tin deposits of Western Europe.

tin

(tɪn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a metallic element, occurring in cassiterite, that has several allotropes; the ordinary malleable silvery-white metal slowly changes below 13.2°C to a grey powder. It is used extensively in alloys, esp bronze and pewter, and as a noncorroding coating for steel. Symbol: Sn; atomic no: 50; atomic wt: 118.710; valency: 2 or 4; relative density: 5.75 (grey), 7.31 (white); melting pt: 231.9°C; boiling pt: 2603°C.
2. Also called (esp US and Canadian): can an airtight sealed container of thin sheet metal coated with tin, used for preserving and storing food or drink
3. any container made of metallic tin
4. (Cookery) fill her tins NZ to complete a home baking of cakes, biscuits, etc
5. (Units) Also called: tinful the contents of a tin or the amount a tin will hold
6. (Building) Brit and Austral and NZ corrugated or galvanized iron: a tin roof.
7. any metal regarded as cheap or flimsy
8. (Cookery) Brit a loaf of bread with a rectangular shape, baked in a tin
9. slang money
10. it does exactly what it says on the tin it lives up to expectations
vb (tr) , tins, tinning or tinned
11. (Cookery) to put (food, etc) into a tin or tins; preserve in a tin
12. (Metallurgy) to plate or coat with tin
13. (Metallurgy) to prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
[Old English; related to Old Norse tin, Old High German zin]
ˈtinˌlike adj

tin

(tɪn)

n., adj., v. tinned, tin•ning. n.
1. a low-melting, malleable, ductile metallic element with a silvery color and luster: used in plating and in making alloys, tinfoil, and soft solders. Symbol: Sn; at. wt.: 118.69; at. no.: 50; sp. gr.: 7.31 at 20°C.
3. any shallow pan, esp. one used in baking: a pie tin.
4. any pot, can, or other container made of tin or tin plate.
5. Chiefly Brit. a hermetically sealed can containing food.
adj.
6. made of tin or tin plate.
7. false; worthless: tin values.
8. indicating the tenth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
v.t.
9.
a. to cover or coat with tin.
b. to coat with soft solder.
10. Chiefly Brit. to preserve or pack (food, etc.) in cans.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Old Norse tin, Old High German zin]

tin

(tĭn)
Symbol Sn An easily shaped, silvery metallic element that occurs in igneous rocks. It has a crystalline structure and crackles when it is bent and its crystals break. Tin is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion and is a part of numerous alloys, including bronze. Atomic number 50. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.

tin


Past participle: tinned
Gerund: tinning

Imperative
tin
tin
Present
I tin
you tin
he/she/it tins
we tin
you tin
they tin
Preterite
I tinned
you tinned
he/she/it tinned
we tinned
you tinned
they tinned
Present Continuous
I am tinning
you are tinning
he/she/it is tinning
we are tinning
you are tinning
they are tinning
Present Perfect
I have tinned
you have tinned
he/she/it has tinned
we have tinned
you have tinned
they have tinned
Past Continuous
I was tinning
you were tinning
he/she/it was tinning
we were tinning
you were tinning
they were tinning
Past Perfect
I had tinned
you had tinned
he/she/it had tinned
we had tinned
you had tinned
they had tinned
Future
I will tin
you will tin
he/she/it will tin
we will tin
you will tin
they will tin
Future Perfect
I will have tinned
you will have tinned
he/she/it will have tinned
we will have tinned
you will have tinned
they will have tinned
Future Continuous
I will be tinning
you will be tinning
he/she/it will be tinning
we will be tinning
you will be tinning
they will be tinning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tinning
you have been tinning
he/she/it has been tinning
we have been tinning
you have been tinning
they have been tinning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tinning
you will have been tinning
he/she/it will have been tinning
we will have been tinning
you will have been tinning
they will have been tinning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tinning
you had been tinning
he/she/it had been tinning
we had been tinning
you had been tinning
they had been tinning
Conditional
I would tin
you would tin
he/she/it would tin
we would tin
you would tin
they would tin
Past Conditional
I would have tinned
you would have tinned
he/she/it would have tinned
we would have tinned
you would have tinned
they would have tinned

Tin

A common name for galvanized corrugated sheet iron, which was primarily used for roofing. Tin was also the name used for the thin sheet steel used to make tin cans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tin - a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosiontin - 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
tin foil, tinfoil - foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
cassiterite - a hard heavy dark mineral that is the chief source of tin
2.tin - a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking
tin plate, tinplate - a thin sheet of metal (iron or steel) coated with tin to prevent rusting; used especially for cans, pots, and tins
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
3.Tin - metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flourtin - metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
4.Tin - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.tin - airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
beer can - a can that holds beer
caddy, tea caddy - a can for storing tea
cannikin - a small can
coffee can - a can for storing ground coffee
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
milk can - large can for transporting milk
oilcan - a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery
soda can - a can for holding soft drinks
Verb1.tin - plate with tin
plate - coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"
2.tin - preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
preserve, keep - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
3.tin - prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
plate - coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver"

tin

noun
Related words
adjectives stannic, stannous
Translations
tin
صفيحةعُلْبَةعُلْبَهقصديرقَصْدير
калаенкалаенакалаеникалаенокалай
estany
cínplechovkacínový
tindåse=-dåseblikblik-
stano
tina
tinatinatatölkkisäilykepurkkisäilyketölkki
टिन
kalajkonzervakositarlimenka
ónón-bádogkonzervkonzervdoboz
de lattade stannostanno
timah
tinúr tini; tinhúîaîurdós
すず罐詰
깡통동납철양철주석
stannum
alavaskonservų atidarikliskonservų peiliskonservuotasskardinė
alvaalvas-konservu kārbaskārda-
puszkacynacynowacynowecynowy
latacobrir com estanhode estanhode lataestanho
cositorde cositordin cositorstaniu
cín
kositerpekačpločevinapločevinkaškatla iz pločevine
kalajkositarkositerкалаj
konservburktennburkkonserv
ดีบุกกระป๋อง
tenekekalaykonserve kutusuteneke kutu
олово
thiếclon

tin

[tɪn]
A. N
1. (= ore) → estaño m; (= metal) → hojalata f
2. (Brit) (= container) → lata f, bote m
meat in tinscarne f en lata or enlatada
B. VT
1. (Brit) [+ food] → enlatar
2. (= coat with tin) → estañar
C. CPD [roof, tray, trunk] → de hojalata
tin can Nlata f, bote m
tin ear N (Mus) he has a tin eartiene mal oído
tin god N (fig) → héroe m de cartón
tin hat Ncasco m de acero
tin lizzie N (Aut) → genoveva f, viejo trasto m
tin mine Nmina f de estaño
tin miner Nminero/a m/f de estaño
tin opener N (Brit) → abrelatas m inv
Tin Pan Alley N (Mus) → industria f de la música pop
tin plate Nhojalata f
tin soldier Nsoldadito m de plomo
tin tack N (Brit) → tachuela f
tin whistle N (Mus) → pito m

tin

[ˈtɪn] n
(= metal) → étain m
(also tin plate) → fer-blanc m
(British) (= can containing food) → boîte f (= tin can) → boîte f de conserve
The bin was full of tins → La poubelle était pleine de boîtes de conserve.
a tin of soup → une boîte de soupe
a tin of paint → un pot de peinture
(for baking)moule m (à gâteau)
a cake tin → un moule à gâteau
a loaf tin → un moule à cake
(for storing dry goods)boîte f
a biscuit tin → une boîte à biscuitstin can nboîte f en fer

tin

n
Blech nt; (Chem: = metal) → Zinn nt
(esp Brit: = can) → Dose f, → Büchse f; a tin of beanseine Dose or Büchse Bohnen; a tin of biscuitseine Dose Kekse
vt
(= coat with tin)verzinnen
(esp Brit: = can) → in Dosen or Büchsen konservieren

tin

:
tin god
n (fig)Bonze m; (= idol)Abgott m, → Abgöttin f
tin hat
n (inf)Stahlhelm m, → steifer Hut (inf)
tinhorn
n (dated US sl) → Angeber(in) m(f) (inf)

tin

:
tin lizzie
n (inf: = car) → Klapperkiste f
tin mine
nZinnmine f, → Zinnbergwerk nt

tin

:
tin-opener
n (esp Brit) → Dosen- or Büchsenöffner m
Tin Pan Alley
ndie Schlagerindustrie; (= district)das Zentrum der Schlagerindustrie
tin plate
nZinnblech nt
tin-plate
vtverzinnen
tinpot
adj (esp Brit inf) → mickrig (inf); tin dictatorWestentaschendiktator(in) m(f) (inf)

tin

:
tinsmith
nBlechschmied(in) m(f)
tin soldier
nZinnsoldat m

tin

[tɪn]
1. n
a. (metal) → stagno (also tin plate) → latta
b. (Brit) (can) → barattolo or scatola (di latta); (for baking) → teglia
a tin of paint → un barattolo di vernice
2. vt (Brit) → inscatolare

tin

(tin) noun
1. an element, a silvery white metal. Is that box made of tin or steel?
2. (also can) a container, usually for food, made of ˈtin-plate, thin sheets of iron covered with tin or other metal. a tin of fruit; a biscuit-tin.
adjective
made of tin or tin-plate. a tin plate
tinned adjective
(of food) sealed in a tin for preservation etc. tinned foods.
ˈtinfoil noun
tin or other metal in the form of very thin sheets, used for wrapping etc. I'm going to bake the ham in tinfoil.
ˈtin-opener noun
(American ˈcan-opener) any of several types of tool or device for opening tins of food.

Tin

عُلْبَة cín, plechovka dåse, tin Dose, Zinn κουτί κονσέρβας, τσίγκος bote, lata tina, tölkki conserve, étain konzerva, limenka barattolo, 錫 깡통, 양철 blik, blikje boks, hermetikkboks puszka lata олово burk, konservburk กระป๋อง, ดีบุก teneke lon, thiếc 罐头,
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It must be very disagreeable to sleep in a tent, and eat all sorts of bad-tasting things, and drink out of a tin mug," sighed Amy.
The strength that had been as a miracle in her body left and she half reeled across the floor, clutching at the back of the chair in which she had spent so many long days staring out over the tin roofs into the main street of Winesburg.
The woman wore a fringed shawl tied over her head, and she carried a little tin trunk in her arms, hugging it as if it were a baby.
The water which the youth handed to them in a tin pail was not cold to taste, but it was cool to her heated face, and it greatly revived and refreshed her.
The medal* of Magua will no longer be on tin, but of beaten gold; his horn will run over with powder; dollars will be as plenty in his pouch as pebbles on the shore of Horican; and the deer will lick his hand, for they will know it to be vain to fly from the rifle he will carry
Here, before his own wife has greeted him, you may greet the sea-flushed shipmaster, just in port, with his vessel's papers under his arm in a tarnished tin box.
Starbuck; he's coming off to make us our coffee, is the Yarman; don't you see that big tin can there alongside of him?
If she saw him she would run off at full speed and soon come back with something in a tin or basket, some hot soup or pudding Polly had ready.
They had brought him his supper, which was "duffers and dope"--being hunks of dry bread on a tin plate, and coffee, called "dope" because it was drugged to keep the prisoners quiet.
No poor, simple, virtuous body was ever cajoled by the attentions of an electioneering politician with more ease than Aunt Chloe was won over by Master Sam's suavities; and if he had been the prodigal son himself, he could not have been overwhelmed with more maternal bountifulness; and he soon found himself seated, happy and glorious, over a large tin pan, containing a sort of olla podrida of all that had appeared on the table for two or three days past.
In the morning, our breakfasts were put through the hole in the door, in small oblong-square tin pans, made to fit, and holding a pint of chocolate, with brown bread, and an iron spoon.
Just then my antagonist turned his face around in my direction, the freckled light from the watchman's tin lantern fell on it, and, by George, he was the wrong man!