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〔 tIn 〕


〔 tin 〕

Overview of noun tin

The noun tin has 4 senses

  • tin, Sn, atomic number 50 -- (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 -- (a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking)

  • canister, cannister, tin -- (metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour)

  • can, tin, tin can -- (airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.)

Overview of verb tin

The verb tin has 3 senses

  • tin -- (plate with tin)

  • can, tin, put up -- (preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty")

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