tin, Sn, atomic number 50(noun)
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
a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking
canister, cannister, tin(noun)
metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
can, tin, tin can(verb)
airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
plate with tin
can, tin, put up(verb)
preserve in a can or tin
"tinned foods are not very tasty"
prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
To place into a tin in order to preserve.
To cover with tin.
To coat with solder in preparation for soldering.
Made of tin.
Origin: From tin, from tinan, of unknown origin. Cognates include German Zinn and Dutch tin.
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
thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate
to cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil
Origin: [Azote + -ine.]
Tin is a chemical element with symbol Sn and atomic number 50. It is a main group metal in group 14 of the periodic table. Tin shows chemical similarity to both neighboring group-14 elements, germanium and lead and has two possible oxidation states, +2 and the slightly more stable +4. Tin is the 49th most abundant element and has, with 10 stable isotopes, the largest number of stable isotopes in the periodic table. Tin is obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite, where it occurs as tin dioxide, SnO2. This silvery, malleable post-transition metal is not easily oxidized in air and is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. The first alloy, used in large scale since 3000 BC, was bronze, an alloy of tin and copper. After 600 BC pure metallic tin was produced. Pewter, which is an alloy of 85–90% tin with the remainder commonly consisting of copper, antimony and lead, was used for flatware from the Bronze Age until the 20th century. In modern times tin is used in many alloys, most notably tin/lead soft solders, typically containing 60% or more of tin. Another large application for tin is corrosion-resistant tin plating of steel. Because of its low toxicity, tin-plated metal is also used for food packaging, giving the name to tin cans, which are made mostly of steel.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tin, n. a silvery-white, non-elastic, easily fusible, and malleable metal: (slang) money: a vessel of tin, a can, &c.—adj. made of tin.—v.t. to cover or overlay with tin or tinfoil: to pack in tins:—pr.p. tin′ning; pa.t. and pa.p. tinned.—ns. Tin′man, Tin′ner, a tinsmith; Tin′ning, the art of coating with tin, or of repairing tin-ware: the act of packing in tin cans for preservation.—adj. Tin′ny, like tin.—n. a small vessel of tin.—ns. Tin′-plate, thin sheet-iron coated with tin; Tin′-smith, a manufacturer of tin vessels: a worker in tin: a dealer in tin-ware; Tin′-type, a ferrotype; Tin′-ware, articles made of tin.—ns.pl. Tin′witts, dressed tin ore containing pyrites, &c.; Tin′-works, works for working tin. [A.S. tin; Ice. tin, Ger. zinn.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A trace element that is required in bone formation. It has the atomic symbol Sn, atomic number 50, and atomic weight 118.71.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'TIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2322
Rank popularity for the word 'TIN' in Nouns Frequency: #1517
int, in't, ITN, nit
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The numerical value of TIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of TIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm lookin' at a tin star with a, drunk pinned on it.
It felt like the whole house was going to crumble, it started getting really bad, the tin roof started lifting and the ceiling blew out.
[Clinton] is more in her head than in her heart, obviously all Americans want a candidate who is the lion, the scarecrow, the tin man - you want courage, you want heart and you want brains. It's a hard mix for any politician.
There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.
It was a crass and clumsy gesture from an increasingly isolated tin pot despot, a morally deranged authoritarian who was at that very moment clinging desperately onto political power in the face of international sanctions and a rising chorus of international condemnation, after years of negotiation and appeasement, the world has lost its patience now with Mr Putin's judo politics and his cringing hard-man photo opportunities.
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Translations for TIN
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- صفيحة, قصديرArabic
- консервирам, консерва, калай, тенекиен, калаен, тиган, калайдисвамBulgarian
- estanyCatalan, Valencian
- konzerva, plechovka, cínCzech
- Konservenbüchse, Backform, verzinnen, zinnen, einmachen, Kastenform, Blechbüchse, Zinn-, eindosen, vorverzinnen, Büchse, Konservendose, Kuchenform, Zinn, DoseGerman
- κονσερβοποιώ, κονσέρβα, κασσίτερος, ταψίGreek
- estañar, lata, estaño, enlatarSpanish
- tina, peltinen, vuoka, tinata, tinainen, tölkittää, purkittaa, säilykepurkki, säilyketölkkiFinnish
- étamer, étain, gamelle, boite de conserve, conserver, en étain, mettre en conserve, moule, d'étainFrench
- tinWestern Frisian
- canastair, cana, staoinScottish Gaelic
- ónoz, ón, konzerv, befőz, konzervál, tepsiHungarian
- de stanno, stanno, de lattaInterlingua
- gamella, di stagno, barattolo, stagno, lattinaItalian
- 錫, スズ, 缶, 罐詰Japanese
- 주석, 깡통, 석, 동납철Korean
- ZënnLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- alva, konservu kārbaLatvian
- конзервира, калаен, конзерва, лименка, калаисува, леми, залемува, тенекиен, калаjMacedonian
- timah, stanum, tinMalay
- vertinnen, blik, tin, taartvorm, inblikken, conservenblik, conserveren, bakvorm, tinnenDutch
- béésh dildǫʼíNavajo, Navaho
- cynowy, konserwa, puszka, cynaPolish
- lata, estanhar, enlatar, [[de]] [[estanho]], estanho, [[de]] [[lata]]Portuguese
- din cositor, de cositor, staniu, cositorRomanian
- жестяная банка, жестянка, жесть, станнум, лудить, консервировать, полудить, оловянный, олово, консерва, консервная банкаRussian
- kositar, kalaj, limenka, конзерва, konzerva, калаj, ліменкаSerbo-Croatian
- pločevinka, kositerSlovene
- konservburk, konserv, tennSwedish
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