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Definition of Tin

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of tin, made from tin, consisting of tin
type of silvery metallic element which is easily shaped; (British) can, aluminum container
preserve, can; plate with tin
Tin Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
plumbum album
Tin Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft white crystalline metal, malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. 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.
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\tin\ (?), n. [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 white crystalline metal, malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. 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]

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Queen's English - American English Glossary
Can of food.
Steve Stone
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
adj., stáin (ga.)
tin opener: stánosclóir
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Tin = n. a tail, a bottom
Alcan = n. white metal; tin
Ystaen = n. stain; tin, a. stained
Australian Slang
make a donation
in a state of extreme agitation
not having full intelligence; stupid; moronic
lucky person
lucky person
lucky person
(pl. n.) greyhounds; greyhound racing
a small time prospector
(pl. n.) dental braces
inferior; petty; worthless
canned meat
WordNet 2.0

1. 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
(synonym) Sn, atomic number 50
(hypernym) metallic element, metal
(substance-holonym) cassiterite
2. metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
(synonym) canister, cannister
(hypernym) container
(derivation) can, put up
3. airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
(synonym) can, tin can
(hypernym) container
(hyponym) beer can
(derivation) can, put up

1. plate with tin
(hypernym) plate
(derivation) Sn, atomic number 50
2. preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"
(synonym) can, put up
(hypernym) preserve, keep
(derivation) can, tin can
(classification) cooking, cookery, preparation
3. prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
(hypernym) plate
(derivation) Sn, atomic number 50
Tin Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Traders Identification Number (NCTS)
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
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Holding company with subsidiaries which manufacture containers and corrugated boxes and building products, such as lumber, plywood and particleboard; Perform savings bank operations and other related financial activities; Conduct mortgage banking operations and land development operations; Broker property, casualty, life and group
Tin Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Chemistry of the Elements
Name: tin
Symbol: Sn
Atomic number: 50
Atomic weight: 118.710 (7) g
Group in periodic table: 14
Group name:
Period in periodic table: 5
Block in periodic table: p-block
CAS registry ID: 7440-31-5

Ordinary tin is a silvery-white metal, is malleable, somewhat ductile, and has a highly crystalline structure. Due to the breaking of these crystals, a "tin cry" is heard when a bar is bent. The element has two allotropic forms. On warming, grey, or a-tin, with a cubic structure, changes at 13.2°C into white, or b-tin, the ordinary form of the metal. White tin has a tetragonal structure. When tin is cooled below 13.2°C, it changes slowly from white to grey. This change is affected by impurities such as aluminium and zinc, and can be prevented by small additions of antimony or bismuth. The conversion was first noted as growths on organ pipes in European cathedrals, where it was thought to be the devils work. This conversion was also speculated to be caused microorganisms and was called "tin plague" or "tin disease".
Tin resists distilled, sea, and soft tap water, but is attacked by strong acids, alkalis, and acid salts. Oxygen in solution accelerates the attack. When heated in air, tin forms SnO2. It is, or was, used to plate steel, making "tin cans". Tin is used as one component in bell metals.
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General Information:
 Chemical Formula:
(Molecular Weight = 118.71 gm)
Tin 100.0 % Sn
 Empirical Formula:
Physical Properties:
[???] Indistinct
grayish white.
Granular - Generally occurs as anhedral to subhedral crystals in matrix., ,
2 - Gypsum
gray white
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Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (for ) and atomic number 50. It is a main group metal in group 14 of the periodic table. Tin shows a chemical similarity to both neighboring group-14 elements, germanium and lead, and has two possible oxidation states, +2 and the slightly more stable +4. Tin is the 49th most abundant element and has, with 10 stable isotopes, the largest number of stable isotopes in the periodic table. It is a silvery, malleable other metal that is not easily oxidized in air, obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite where it occurs as tin dioxide, SnO2.

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A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is an identifying number used for tax purposes in the United States. It is also known as a Tax Identification Number or Federal Taxpayer Identification Number. A TIN may be assigned by the Social Security Administration or by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Titanium nitride (N) (sometimes known as “Tinite” or “TiNite” or “TiN”) is an extremely hard ceramic material, often used as a coating on titanium alloys, steel, carbide, and aluminium components to improve the substrate's surface properties.

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Tin Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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v. be big
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layer (n.)
Tin Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Heb. bedil (Num. 31:22; Ezek. 22:18, 20), a metal well known in ancient times. It is the general opinion that the Phoenicians of Tyre and Sidon obtained their supplies of tin from the British Isles. In Ezek. 27:12 it is said to have been brought from Tarshish, which was probably a commercial emporium supplied with commodities from other places. In Isa. 1:25 the word so rendered is generally understood of lead, the alloy with which the silver had become mixed (ver. 22). The fire of the Babylonish Captivity would be the means of purging out the idolatrous alloy that had corrupted the people.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

Among the various metals found in the spoils of the Midianites, tin is enumerated. (Numbers 31:22) It was known to the Hebrew metal-workers as an alloy of other metals. (Isaiah 1:25; Ezekiel 22:18,20) The markets of Tyre were supplied with it by the ships of Tarshish. (Ezekiel 27:12) It was used for plummets, (Zechariah 4:10) and was so plentiful as to furnish the writer of Ecclesiasticus, Ecclus. 47:18, with a figure by which to express the wealth of Solomon. Tin is not found in Palestine. Whence, then. did the ancient Hebrews obtain their supply "Only three countries are known to contain any considerable quantity of it: Spain and Portugal, Cornwall and the adjacent parts of Devonshire, and the islands of Junk, Ceylon and Banca, in the Straits of Malacca." (Kenrick, "Phoenicia," p. 212.) There call be little doubt that the mines of Britain were the chief source of supply to the ancient world, See: See Tarshish ("Tin ore has lately been found in Midian."-Schaff.)
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