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English noun: tin

1. tin (substance) 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

Synonymsatomic number 50, Sn

Broader (hypernym)metal, metallic element

Substance meronymcassiterite, tin foil, tinfoil

2. tin (artifact) a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking

Broader (hypernym)vessel

Substance meronymtin plate, tinplate

3. tin (artifact) metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour

Synonymscanister, cannister

Broader (hypernym)container

4. tin (artifact) airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

Synonymscan, tin can

Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)beer can, caddy, cannikin, coffee can, milk can, oilcan, soda can, tea caddy

English verb: tin

1. tin (contact) plate with tin

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plate

2. tin (change) preserve in a can or tin

SamplesTinned foods are not very tasty.

ExamplesThe chefs tin the vegetables

Synonymscan, put up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)keep, preserve

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

3. tin (change) prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plate

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