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TIN (tinned, tinning)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tin mean? 

TIN (noun)
  The noun TIN has 3 senses:

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. metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
3. airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

  Familiarity information: TIN used as a noun is uncommon.


TIN (verb)
  The verb TIN has 3 senses:

1. plate with tin
2. preserve in a can or tin
3. prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

  Familiarity information: TIN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TIN (noun)


Sense 1tin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

tin; Sn; atomic number 50

Hypernyms ("tin" is a kind of...):

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Holonyms ("tin" is a substance of...):

tin foil; tinfoil (foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead)

cassiterite (a hard heavy dark mineral that is the chief source of tin)


Sense 2tin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cannister; canister; tin

Hypernyms ("tin" is a kind of...):

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))


Sense 3tin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

can; tin can; tin

Hypernyms ("tin" is a kind of...):

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tin"):

beer can (a can that holds beer)

caddy; tea caddy (a can for storing tea)

cannikin (a small can)

coffee can (a can for storing ground coffee)

milk can (large can for transporting milk)

oilcan (a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery)

soda can (a can for holding soft drinks)


TIN (verb)


Sense 1tin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plate with tin

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "tin" is one way to...):

plate (coat with a layer of metal)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2tin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preserve in a can or tin

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

can; tin; put up

Context example:

tinned foods are not very tasty

Hypernyms (to "tin" is one way to...):

keep; preserve (prevent (food) from rotting)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs tin the vegetables


Sense 3tin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "tin" is one way to...):

plate (coat with a layer of metal)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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