Meaning of TIN in English


[tin] n [ME, fr. OE; akin to OHG zin tin] (bef. 12c) 1: a soft faintly bluish white lustrous low-melting crystalline metallic element that is malleable and ductile at ordinary temperatures and that is used as a protective coating, in tinfoil, and in soft solders and alloys

2. a: a box, can, pan, vessel, or a sheet made of tinplate; broadly: such a container of any metal (as aluminum) b: a metal container and its contents "a ~ of tomatoes" -- tin adj -- tin.ful n

[2]tin vt tinned ; tin.ning (14c) 1: to cover or plate with tin or a tin alloy

2: to put up or pack in tins: can

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