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tin

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noun \ˈtin\

Simple Definition of tin

  • : a soft, shiny, bluish-white metal that has many different uses

  • : a container or plate made of metal

  • : a decorative metal box with a cover or lid

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tin

  1. 1 :  a soft faintly bluish-white lustrous low-melting crystalline metallic element that is malleable and ductile at ordinary temperatures and that is used especially in containers, as a protective coating, in tinfoil, and in soft solders and alloys — see element table

  2. 2a :  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 tin of tomatoes>

tin adjective
tinful play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of tin in a sentence

  1. <row upon row of tins containing food for an emergency that never happened>



Origin of tin

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German zin tin


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with tin


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tin

transitive verb,

Definition of tin

tinnedtinning

  1. 1 :  to cover or plate with tin or a tin alloy

  2. 2 :  to put up or pack in tins :  can <tinned peaches>



14th Century

First Known Use of tin

14th century


TIN

abbreviation

Definition of TIN

  1. taxpayer identification number





TIN Defined for Kids

tin

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noun \ˈtin\

Definition of tin for Students

  1. 1 :  a soft bluish white metallic chemical element used chiefly in combination with other metals or as a coating to protect other metals

  2. 2 :  something (as a can or sheet) made from tinplate <a tin of cookies>




Medical Dictionary

tin

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noun \ˈtin\

Medical Definition of tin

  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—symbol Sn; see element table




Law Dictionary

TIN

abbreviation

Legal Definition of TIN

  1. taxpayer identification number





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