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Meaning & Definition of Tin in English

English

Tin

/tɪn/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • tin
  • ,
  • Sn
  • ,
  • atomic number 50

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

    synonym:
  • tin

3. Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour

    synonym:
  • canister
  • ,
  • cannister
  • ,
  • tin

4. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

    synonym:
  • can
  • ,
  • tin
  • ,
  • tin can

verb

1. Plate with tin

    synonym:
  • tin

2. Preserve in a can or tin

  • "Tinned foods are not very tasty"
    synonym:
  • can
  • ,
  • tin
  • ,
  • put up

3. Prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

    synonym:
  • tin

Examples of using

The beggar rattled a few meager coins in his tin can.
There was no fresh meat in the market today, so you'll have to content yourselves with something out of a tin.
Can you distinguish silver from tin?