tin

[ tin ]
/ tɪn /

noun

adjective

verb (used with object), tinned, tin·ning.

Origin of tin

before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch, Old Norse tin, German Zinn; (v.) Middle English tinnen, derivative of the noun
Related formstin·like, adjectivere·tin, verb (used with object), re·tinned, re·tin·ning.

Definition for tin (2 of 2)

TIN

[ tin ]
/ tɪn /

noun

taxpayer identification number.
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British Dictionary definitions for tin

tin

/ (tɪn) /

noun

verb tins, tinning or tinned (tr)

Derived Formstinlike, adjective

Word Origin for tin

Old English; related to Old Norse tin, Old High German zin
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tin


n.
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Medicine definitions for tin

tin

[ tĭn ]

n. Symbol Sn

A malleable metallic element used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. Atomic number 50.
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Science definitions for tin

tin

[ tĭn ]

Sn

A malleable, silvery metallic element that occurs in igneous rocks. It has a crystalline structure and crackles when bent. Tin is used as an anticorrosion agent and is a part of numerous alloys, including bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.89°C; boiling point 2,270°C; specific gravity 7.31; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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