English version

tin

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Utensils, Elements
tintin1 /tɪn/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]HCM a soft silver-white metal that is often used to cover and protect iron and steel. It is a chemical element: symbol Sn 🔊 an old tin bath2 tin_box.jpg [countable] British English (also tin can)DF a small metal container in which food or drink is sold syn can American English 🔊 a sardine tintin of 🔊 a tin of baked beans3 [countable]DF a metal container with a lid in which food can be stored 🔊 a biscuit tin4 [countable] British EnglishDFU a metal container in which food is cooked syn pan American English 🔊 a 7-inch cake tin 🔊 a roasting tin5 [countable] British English a metal container with a lid, in which paint, glue etc is soldtin of 🔊 a tin of brown paint
Examples from the Corpus
tin• All I wanted was a tin of paint.• a tin of Christmas cookies• The alluvial tin, from the Malayan river gravels, is almost exhausted.• a muffin tin• I am a Woodman, and made of tin.• Less than half an hour later she cleaned the brush in white spirit and pressed the lid of the tin noiselessly down.• A machine separates the tin from paper and plastic in the trash.• They carry with them covered dishes, salad bowls, and platters covered with tin foil.
Related topics: Elements
tintin2 adjective 🔊 🔊 HCMmade of tin 🔊 a tin roof 🔊 a tin mug
Examples from the Corpus
tin• He says when they started they had to improvise and some of the lights on the stage were just tin boxes.• a tin cup
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