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Webster 1913 Edition


Tin

Tin

,
Noun.
[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 silvery-white crystalline metal, with a tinge of yellowish-blue, and a high luster. It is malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is softer than gold and can be beaten out into very thin strips called tinfoil. It is ductile at 2120, when it can be drawn out into wire which is not very tenacious; it melts at 4420, and at a higher temperature burns with a brilliant white light. Air and moisture act on tin very slightly. The peculiar properties of tin, especially its malleability, its brilliancy and the slowness with which it rusts make it very serviceable. With other metals it forms valuable alloys, as bronze, gun metal, bell metal, pewter and solder. 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 ore.
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.]
Bailey.
Tin plate
,
thin sheet iron coated with tin.
Tin pyrites
.

Tin

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Tinned
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Tinning
.]
To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tin

TIN

,
Noun.
[L. stannum; stagnum.]
1.
A white metal, with a slight tinge of yellow. It is soft, non-elastic, very malleable, and when a bar of it is bent near the ear, distinguished by a crackling sound called the cry of tin. It is used for culinary vessels, being for this purpose usually combined with lead, forming pewter; and alloyed with small proportions of antimony, copper and bismuth, is formed into various wares resembling silver, under the names of block-tin, brittania, &c. Equal parts of tin and lead compose soder. Tin united with copper in different proportions, forms bronze, bell-metal, and speculum-metal.
2.
Thin plates of iron covered with tin.

TIN

,
Verb.
T.
To cover with tin, or overlay with tinfoil.

Definition 2022


Tin

Tin

See also: tin, TIN, tín, țin, and -tin

Saterland Frisian

Noun

Tin n

  1. tin (metal)

Turkish

Proper noun

Tin

  1. A male given name

tin

tin

See also: Tin, TIN, tín, țin, and -tin

English

Chemical element
Sn Previous: indium (In)
Next: antimony (Sb)

Noun

tin (countable and uncountable, plural tins)

  1. (uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
  2. (New Zealand, Britain, countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
  3. (countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
    muffin tin
    roasting tin
  4. (countable, squash (sport)) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
  5. (slang, dated, uncountable) money
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaconsfield to this entry?)
  6. (slang, uncountable) Computer hardware.

Synonyms

  • (airtight container): can (especially US), tin can

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

tin (not comparable)

  1. Made of tin.
  2. Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.
    • 1939, George Orwell, "Coming up for Air", London: Victor Gollancz.
      [I]n fact he was a big noise, literally, in the Baptist Chapel, known locally as the Tin Tab[ernacle] - whereas my family were 'church' and Uncle Ezekiel was an infidel at that.

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Derived terms

Translations

Verb

tin (third-person singular simple present tins, present participle tinning, simple past and past participle tinned)

  1. (transitive) To place into a tin in order to preserve.
  2. (transitive) To cover with tin.
  3. (transitive) To coat with solder in preparation for soldering.

Derived terms

Translations

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Anagrams


Afrikaans

Chemical element
Sn Previous: indium (In)
Next: antimoon (Sb)

Noun

tin (uncountable)

  1. tin

Atong (India)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tin/

Etymology

Borrowing from English tin, from Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną, of unknown origin.

Noun

tin

  1. corrugated iron

Dutch

Chemical element
Sn Previous: indium (In)
Next: antimoon (Sb)

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪn
  • IPA(key): /tɪn/

Etymology

From Middle Dutch tin, ten, from Old Dutch *tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Noun

tin n (uncountable)

  1. tin

Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʰiːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn

Noun

tin n (genitive singular tins, uncountable)

  1. tin (chemical element)

Declension

n3s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative tin tinið
Accusative tin tinið
Dative tini tininum
Genitive tins tinsins

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛ̃/

Etymology

From Middle French tin, tind.

Noun

tin m (plural tins)

  1. a wooden support, often used on watercraft

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʰɪːn/
  • Rhymes: -ɪːn

Noun

tin n

  1. tin (chemical element)

Declension


Latvian

Verb

tin

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of tīt
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of tīt
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of tīt
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of tīt
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of tīt
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of tīt

Lojban

Rafsi

tin

  1. rafsi of tirna.

Maltese

Noun

tin m (collective plural)

  1. figs

Navajo

Etymology

From Proto-Athabaskan *tən.

Cognates:

  • Apachean: Western Apache tįh, Chiricahua tį’, Lipan kįh
  • Others: Hupa -tiŋ, Galice tʰɐn, Chilcotin tə̀n, Slavey tę̀, -téné’, Dogrib tǫ́, Dene Sųłiné tə̀n, Sarcee nistiní, Chipewyan tvn, Beaver istv́ni, Carrier tvn, Sekani tə̀n, Hän tán, Ahtna ten, Dena’ina tən.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [txɪ̀n]

Noun

tin

  1. ice, frost

Noone

Numeral

tin

  1. (cardinal) five

References


North Frisian

North Frisian cardinal numbers
 <  9 10 11  > 
    Cardinal : tin

Etymology

From Old Frisian tiān. Compare West Frisian tsien.

Numeral

tin

  1. (Föhr-Amrum, cardinal) ten

Picard

Pronoun

tin m

  1. your

Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Numeral

tin

  1. three

Sranan Tongo

Number

tin

  1. (cardinal) ten

Vietnamese

Etymology

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“to believe; news”; SV: tín)

Pronunciation

Noun

tin

  1. news

Verb

tin

  1. believe

Derived terms

  • tin buồn
  • tin dữ
  • tin lành
  • tin mừng
  • tin vui

Synonyms


Welsh

Noun

tin f (plural tinau)

  1. (vulgar) The rump, the arse.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tin din nhin thin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.