tin  

  • Definition of tin

    • (n): airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.  
    • (n): metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour  
    • (n): a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide  
    • (v): prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface  
    • (v): preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"  
    • (v): plate with tin  

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