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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


tín

tín

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

Faroese

Pronoun

tín

  1. genitive singular of
Declension

Etymology 2

From Old Norse þínn, from Proto-Germanic *þīnaz (your), from Proto-Indo-European *téynos.

Determiner

tín

  1. your; the second person possessive
Declension
Possessive pronoun - ognarfornavn
Singular (eintal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) tín tín títt
Accusative (hvønnfall) tína
Dative (hvørjumfall) tínum tíni / tínari tínum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (tíns) (tínar) (tíns)
Plural (fleirtal) m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) tínir tínar tíni
Accusative (hvønnfall) tínar
Dative (hvørjumfall) tínum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (tína)