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Meaning of TIN

Pronunciation:  tin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  2. [n]  metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
  3. [n]  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
  4. [v]  prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
  5. [v]  preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
  6. [v]  plate with tin

TIN is a 3 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: atomic number 50, can, can, canister, cannister, put up, Sn, tin can
 See Also: beer can, caddy, cannikin, cassiterite, coffee can, container, keep, metal, metallic element, milk can, oilcan, plate, plate, preserve, soda can, tea caddy, tin foil, tinfoil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tin\, n. [As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel.
    & Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin.]
    1. (Chem.) 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.
    2. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
    3. Money. [Cant] --Beaconsfield.
    {Block tin} (Metal.), commercial tin, cast into blocks, and
       partially refined, but containing small quantities of
       various impurities, as copper, lead, iron, arsenic, etc.;
       solid tin as distinguished from tin plate; -- called also
       {bar tin}.
    {Butter of tin}. (Old Chem.) See {Fuming liquor of Libavius},
       under {Fuming}.
    {Grain tin}. (Metal.) See under {Grain}.
    {Salt of tin} (Dyeing), stannous chloride, especially so
       called when used as a mordant.
    {Stream tin}. See under {Stream}.
    {Tin cry} (Chem.), the peculiar creaking noise made when a
       bar of tin is bent. It is produced by the grating of the
       crystal granules on each other.
    {Tin foil}, tin reduced to a thin leaf.
    {Tin frame} (Mining), a kind of buddle used in washing tin
    {Tin liquor}, {Tin mordant} (Dyeing), stannous chloride, used
       as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing.
    {Tin penny}, a customary duty in England, formerly paid to
       tithingmen for liberty to dig in tin mines. [Obs.]
    {Tin plate}, thin sheet iron coated with tin.
    {Tin pyrites}. See {Stannite}.
  2. \Tin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tinned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing tin in your dream, represents mental and intellectual expansion. You are broadening your mind and opening yourself to new experiences.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. bedil (Num. 31:22; Ezek. 22:18, 20), a metal well known in ancient times. It is the general opinion that the Phoenicians of Tyre and Sidon obtained their supplies of tin from the British Isles. In Ezek. 27:12 it is said to have been brought from Tarshish, which was probably a commercial emporium supplied with commodities from other places. In Isa. 1:25 the word so rendered is generally understood of lead, the alloy with which the silver had become mixed (ver. 22). The fire of the Babylonish Captivity would be the means of purging out the idolatrous alloy that had corrupted the people.