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Oxford dictionary definition of the word tin:
1 [mass noun] a silvery-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 50. (Symbol: Sn)
short for tinplate.
British informal, dated money:
Kim’s only in it for the tin
Tin is quite a rare element, occurring chiefly in the mineral cassiterite. Pure crystalline tin exists in two allotropic modifications, the metallic form ( white tin), and a semimetallic form ( grey tin). It is used in various alloys, notably bronze, and for electroplating iron or steel sheets to make tinplate
2an airtight container made of tinplate or aluminium:
Albert got out the biscuit tin
British an airtight sealed container for preserving food, made of tinplate or aluminium; a can:
she had opened a tin of beans
the contents of a tin:
how many tins of paint would it take?
British an open metal container for baking food:
grease a 450g loaf tin
British a rectangular loaf of bread baked in an open metal container.
verb (tins, tinning, tinned)
cover with a thin layer of tin:
the copper pans are tinned inside
have a tin ear
informal be tone-deaf:
anyone can tune a piano with it—you can actually have a tin ear
the company has had a tin ear for hearing what customers want
put the tin lid on
another way of saying put the lid on it (see lid).
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tin and German Zinn