Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tin

4 senses of tin

Sense 1
tin, Sn, atomic number 50 -- (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)
       => metallic element, metal -- (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Sense 2
tin -- (a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking)
       => vessel -- (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Sense 3
canister, cannister, tin -- (metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour)
       => container -- (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

Sense 4
can, tin, tin can -- (airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.)
       => container -- (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tin

3 senses of tin

Sense 1
tin -- (plate with tin)
       => plate -- (coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver")

Sense 2
can, tin, put up -- (preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty")
       => preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")

Sense 3
tin -- (prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface)
       => plate -- (coat with a layer of metal; "plate spoons with silver")

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