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Definition 1: airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tin in the sense of this definition

(tin is a kind of ...) 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)

(... is a kind of tin ) a can that holds beer

(... is a kind of tin ) a can for storing tea

(... is a kind of tin ) a small can

(... is a kind of tin ) a can for storing ground coffee

(... is a kind of tin ) large can for transporting milk

(... is a kind of tin ) a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery

(... is a kind of tin ) a can for holding soft drinks

Definition 2: metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for tin in the sense of this definition

(tin is a kind of ...) 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)

Definition 3: a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking - [noun denoting artifact]

(tin is a kind of ...) an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

(... is made of the substance tin) a thin sheet of metal (iron or steel) coated with tin to prevent rusting; used especially for cans, pots, and tins

Definition 4: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for tin in the sense of this definition

(tin is a kind of ...) any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

(... is made of the substance tin) foil made of tin or an alloy of tin and lead

(... is made of the substance tin) a hard heavy dark mineral that is the chief source of tin

Definition 5: preserve in a can or tin - [verb of change]

Samples where tin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tinned foods are not very tasty

Synonyms for tin in the sense of this definition

(tin is a kind of ...) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(tin belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 6: prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface - [verb of change]

(tin is a kind of ...) coat with a layer of metal

"plate spoons with silver"

Definition 7: plate with tin - [verb of contact]

(tin is a kind of ...) coat with a layer of metal

"plate spoons with silver"

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