tin

[ tin ]
/ tɪn /

noun

adjective

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


Nearby words

  1. timpanum,
  2. timrod,
  3. timrod, henry,
  4. timucu,
  5. timur,
  6. tin can,
  7. tin cup,
  8. tin difluoride,
  9. tin ear,
  10. tin fish

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.

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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Word Origin and History for tin

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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