Definitions of tin

  1. To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
  2. To cover with tin; to put into tins, as food.
  3. To cover or overlay with tin or tinfoil:- pr. p. tinning; pa. t. and pa. p. tinned.
  4. To cover with tin.
  5. To coat or cover with tin; incase in tin.
  6. preserve in a can or tin; " tinned foods are not very tasty"
  7. plate with tin
  8. prepare ( a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
  9. To cover with tin, or overlay with tinfoil.
  10. To cover with a coating of tin; to overlay with tinfoil.
  11. Tinning.
  12. 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
  13. metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
  14. Money.
  15. 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.
  16. A silvery- white, soft metal from which cans, pans, etc. are made.
  17. Tinner.
  18. A silvery- white, non- elastic, easily fusible, and malleable metal.
  19. A white malleable metal; thin plate of iron covered with 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. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
  24. Tinned.