Meaning of TIN in English

TIN

I. tin 1 S2 /tɪn/ BrE AmE noun

[ Language: Old English ]

1 . [uncountable] a soft silver-white metal that is often used to cover and protect iron and steel. It is a chemical ↑ element : symbol Sn:

an old tin bath

2 .

[countable] British English ( also tin can ) a small metal container in which food or drink is sold SYN can American English :

a sardine tin

tin of

a tin of baked beans

3 . [countable] a metal container with a lid in which food can be stored:

a biscuit tin

4 . [countable] British English a metal container in which food is cooked SYN pan American English :

a 7-inch cake tin

a roasting tin

5 . [countable] British English a metal container with a lid, in which paint, glue etc is sold

tin of

a tin of brown paint

II. tin 2 BrE AmE adjective

made of ↑ tin :

a tin roof

a tin mug

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