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Definitions of tin

  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
  2. airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  3. metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
  4. preserve in a can or tin; " tinned foods are not very tasty"
  5. plate with tin
  6. prepare ( a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
  7. Money.
  8. 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.
  9. To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
  10. A trace element that is required in bone formation. It has the atomic symbol Sn, atomic number 50, and atomic weight 118. 71.
  11. A silvery- white, soft metal from which cans, pans, etc. are made.
  12. To cover with tin; to put into tins, as food.
  13. Tinner.
  14. Tinned.
  15. Tinning.
  16. A metallic element; see stannum.
  17. A very common metal looking somewhat like silver.
  18. A silvery- white, non- elastic, easily fusible, and malleable metal.
  19. To cover or overlay with tin or tinfoil:- pr. p. tinning; pa. t. and pa. p. tinned.
  20. A white malleable metal; thin plate of iron covered with tin.
  21. To cover with tin.
  22. To coat or cover with tin; incase in tin.
  23. A white malleable metallic element.
  24. Tin plate or tinware.
  25. A silvery- white metal, with a slight tinge of yellowish blue, and very malleable; a thin plate of iron covered with tin.
  26. To cover with tin, or overlay with tinfoil.
  27. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
  28. A white, soft, and very malleable metal; thin plates of iron covered with a coating of tin; a dish made of tinned- iron plate.
  29. To cover with a coating of tin; to overlay with tinfoil.
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Quotes of tin

  1. The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them. – Mary Antin
  2. Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds. – David Attenborough
  3. He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle. – Aneurin Bevan
  4. The war imbued my tin soldiers with quite a new interest. It was impossible to have boxes enough of them. – Georg Brandes
  5. Then on to all the terrific american songwriters, from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon. Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated. – Tom Chapin
  6. To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail. – T. E. Lawrence
  7. There's not one Tin Pan Alley song on my record. – Branford Marsalis
  8. What was the name of that dog on 'Rin Tin Tin'? – Mickey Rivers
  9. The War on Drugs employs millions- politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military- that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners. – L. Neil Smith
  10. We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can. – Ethel Waters
  11. I've had to do all kinds of jobs to pay the rent. I've even worked in a Cornish tin mine. – Peter Wright

Usage examples for tin

  1. What do you think, Martin? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. It was the Prince Martin Bukaty. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. It is just a five- gallon coal- oil tin an old gun- barrel an' a wooden tub. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  4. No. 6 of wood with eyes of tin the rest are of ivory. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  5. Sister did say when we put the letter in tin box, " It would be like ringing the City Hall bell if I can come back." – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage
  6. She kept me in a cage,- a tin cage,- me, the favorite companion of the Princess Royal of Central Africa! – The Joyous Story of Toto by Laura E. Richards
  7. Martin: So be it, if it must be so. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  8. Mother and Uncle Martin are away." – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  9. Martin: I will ask no more. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  10. " Ten tin trumpets," called the loud voice. – The ghosts of their ancestors by Weymer Jay Mills
  11. Before they went on, her sister must have some rest, and Martin Schedel, the old Clerk of the Council, was the man with whom to obtain it. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. These, bound in little tin boxes, were the deadly mines. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  13. Some prefer plating the iron first with tin foil, then covering the tin with silver foil, and it is a good plan. – Young's Demonstrative Translation of Scientific Secrets by Daniel Young
  14. Then it's tin you're after, and it won't pay for getting. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  15. I'll have this tin can tied to his tail soon's I've got him quiet. – Mr. Punch with The Children by Various
  16. Canister consisted of a number of small shot in a tin can, the shots being dispersed by the breaking of the can on discharge. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  17. If in a tin dish, put it inside of another dish, and serve. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  18. He'sh a better friend, and he'll leave you a lot of tin when he diesh- an old friend of the family- and if all goeshe shmooth he'll come and have a talk with you fashe to fashe, and tell you all his plansh about you, before a week'sh over. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  19. Butter the tin and bake it three hours and a half. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  20. Be prepared, said Roy; each one arm himself with a tin plate and after that every scout for himself. – Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp by Percy Keese Fitzhugh

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