Associations to the word «Tin»


TIN, noun. (uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
TIN, noun. (NZ) (British) (countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
TIN, noun. (countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
TIN, noun. (countable) (squash) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
TIN, noun. (slang) (dated) (uncountable) money
TIN, adjective. Made of tin.
TIN, adjective. Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.
TIN, verb. (transitive) To place into a tin in order to preserve.
TIN, verb. (transitive) To cover with tin.
TIN, verb. (transitive) To coat with solder in preparation for soldering.
TIN ANNIVERSARIES, noun. Plural of tin anniversary
TIN ANNIVERSARY, noun. (informal) The tenth anniversary of something, especially a wedding.
TIN BATH, noun. A bathtub made from galvanised iron.
TIN BATH, noun. A bath filled with molten tin, used in the manufacture of glass.
TIN BATH, noun. (less commonly) A bath made of tin.
TIN CAN, noun. A container, usually cylindrical, made out of sheet metal coated with tin
TIN CAN, noun. (as a misnomer) a container, usually cylindrical, made out of sheet metal coated with aluminum
TIN CAN, noun. (nautical) a destroyer
TIN CANS, noun. Plural of tin can
TIN CRIES, noun. Plural of tin cry
TIN CRY, noun. The sound heard when a bar of tin is bent.
TIN DOG, noun. (Australia) A noise-making device, often constructed ad hoc from materials to hand, used by a farmer to get sheep or cattle moving.
TIN DOG, noun. (Australia) Alternative form of tinned dog, a disparaging term for canned meat.
TIN DOGS, noun. Plural of tin dog
TIN EAR, noun. (idiomatic) Insensitivity to and inability to appreciate the elements of performed music or the rhythm, elegance, or nuances of language.
TIN EAR, noun. (idiomatic) Insensitivity to the nuances of current situation or subtleties of a craft; indifference to somebody else's attitudes and moods.
TIN FOIL, noun. Alternative spelling of tinfoil
TIN FRAME, noun. A kind of buddle used in washing tin ore.
TIN GOD, noun. (idiomatic) An individual that abuses or exceeds his authority over others, frequently in petty ways; for example a low-level manager in situational comedies and other entertainment.
TIN HAT, noun. Tinfoil hat
TIN KNOCKER, noun. A sheet metal worker, especially one who works with HVAC ductwork.
TIN LIQUOR, noun. Stannous chloride, used as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing
TIN LIZZIE, noun. (informal) (dated) The Ford Motor Company's Model T automobile.
TIN LIZZIE, noun. (informal) (by extension) A small, unpretentious, vintage automobile, especially one that is in run-down condition.
TIN LIZZIE, noun. Alternative form of tin Lizzie
TIN LIZZIE, noun. Alternative form of tin Lizzie
TIN LIZZIES, noun. Plural of tin Lizzie
TIN MAN, proper noun. The Tin Woodsman, a metallic character in the fictional Land of Oz who travels with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion to the Emerald City in search of a heart.
TIN MAN, noun. A toy soldier or other human figure made from tin.
TIN MEN, noun. Plural of tin man
TIN MINE, noun. A mine in which tin is extracted.
TIN MINES, noun. Plural of tin mine
TIN OPENER, noun. (British) a can opener
TIN OPENERS, noun. Plural of tin opener
TIN PAN ALLEY, proper noun. The district in New York City centered on 28th Street from the late 19th to the early 20th century, wherein thousands of popular songs were commercially written.
TIN PAN ALLEY, proper noun. The songwriting and publishing industry which was built around the songs produced in Tin Pan Alley; the style of popular music produced by this industry.
TIN PENNY, noun. (UK) (historical) A duty paid to tithingmen for permission to dig in tin mines.
TIN PEST, noun. An autocatalytic transformation of tin into a different allotrope that causes tin objects to become brittle and flaky
TIN PLATE, noun. A thin sheet of steel coated with tin to prevent rusting; used to make cans etc.
TIN PLATES, noun. Plural of tin plate
TIN PYRITES, noun. The mineral stannite
TIN SANDWICH, noun. (slang) Term for a simple harmonica
TIN SANDWICHES, noun. Plural of tin sandwich
TIN SNIPS, noun. Large, heavily-constructed scissors or shears, operated by hand and used for cutting sheets of metal.
TIN SOLDIER, noun. A toy soldier made out of tin.
TIN SOLDIERS, noun. Plural of tin soldier
TIN TABERNACLE, noun. (UK) church, usually nonconformist, clad in corrugated iron
TIN WHISTLE, noun. (music) A small, high-pitched whistle that is blown from the end like a flute and is made of metal
TIN WHISTLES, noun. Plural of tin whistle

Dictionary definition

TIN, noun. 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.
TIN, noun. A vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking.
TIN, noun. Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour.
TIN, noun. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc..
TIN, verb. Plate with tin.
TIN, verb. Preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty".
TIN, verb. Prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke