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 silvery- white, soft metal from which cans, pans, etc. are made.
  11. To cover with tin; to put into tins, as food.
  12. Tinner.
  13. Tinned.
  14. Tinning.
  15. A silvery- white, non- elastic, easily fusible, and malleable metal.
  16. To cover or overlay with tin or tinfoil:- pr. p. tinning; pa. t. and pa. p. tinned.
  17. A white malleable metal; thin plate of iron covered with tin.
  18. To cover with tin.
  19. To coat or cover with tin; incase in tin.
  20. A white malleable metallic element.
  21. Tin plate or tinware.
  22. A silvery- white metal, with a slight tinge of yellowish blue, and very malleable; a thin plate of iron covered with tin.
  23. To cover with tin, or overlay with tinfoil.
  24. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
  25. To cover with a coating of tin; to overlay with tinfoil.

Usage examples for tin

  1. 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
  2. It was the Prince Martin Bukaty. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Then it's tin you're after, and it won't pay for getting. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  6. " Ten tin trumpets," called the loud voice. – The ghosts of their ancestors by Weymer Jay Mills
  7. 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
  8. I'll have this tin can tied to his tail soon's I've got him quiet. – Mr. Punch with The Children by Various
  9. These, bound in little tin boxes, were the deadly mines. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  10. What do you think, Martin? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  11. 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
  12. Martin: So be it, if it must be so. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Martin: I will ask no more. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  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. 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
  18. Mother and Uncle Martin are away." – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  19. 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
  20. 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