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To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.
T. E. Lawrence

Meaning of "tin" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TIN

Old English; related to Old Norse tin, Old High German zin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TIN

tin  [tɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tin is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tin in English.

WHAT DOES TIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Tin

Tin is a chemical element with symbol Sn and atomic number 50. It is a main group metal in group 14 of the periodic table. Tin shows 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. Tin is obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite, where it occurs as tin dioxide, SnO2. This silvery, malleable other metal is not easily oxidized in air and is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. The first alloy, used in large scale since 3000 BC, was bronze, an alloy of tin and copper. After 600 BC pure metallic tin was produced. Pewter, which is an alloy of 85–90% tin with the remainder commonly consisting of copper, antimony and lead, was used for flatware from the Bronze Age until the 20th century. In modern times tin is used in many alloys, most notably tin/lead soft solders, typically containing 60% or more of tin. Another large application for tin is corrosion-resistant tin plating of steel.

Definition of tin in the English dictionary

The first definition of tin in the dictionary is a metallic element, occurring in cassiterite, that has several allotropes; the ordinary malleable silvery-white metal slowly changes below 13.2°C to a grey powder. It is used extensively in alloys, esp bronze and pewter, and as a noncorroding coating for steel. Symbol: Sn; atomic no: 50; atomic wt: 118.710; valency: 2 or 4; relative density: 5.75, 7.31 ; melting pt: 231.9°C; boiling pt: 2603°C related adjectives stannic stannous. Other definition of tin is Also called : can. an airtight sealed container of thin sheet metal coated with tin, used for preserving and storing food or drink. Tin is also any container made of metallic tin.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TIN

PRESENT

Present
I tin
you tin
he/she/it tins
we tin
you tin
they tin
Present continuous
I am tinning
you are tinning
he/she/it is tinning
we are tinning
you are tinning
they are tinning
Present perfect
I have tinned
you have tinned
he/she/it has tinned
we have tinned
you have tinned
they have tinned
Present perfect continuous
I have been tinning
you have been tinning
he/she/it has been tinning
we have been tinning
you have been tinning
they have been tinning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tinned
you tinned
he/she/it tinned
we tinned
you tinned
they tinned
Past continuous
I was tinning
you were tinning
he/she/it was tinning
we were tinning
you were tinning
they were tinning
Past perfect
I had tinned
you had tinned
he/she/it had tinned
we had tinned
you had tinned
they had tinned
Past perfect continuous
I had been tinning
you had been tinning
he/she/it had been tinning
we had been tinning
you had been tinning
they had been tinning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tin
you will tin
he/she/it will tin
we will tin
you will tin
they will tin
Future continuous
I will be tinning
you will be tinning
he/she/it will be tinning
we will be tinning
you will be tinning
they will be tinning
Future perfect
I will have tinned
you will have tinned
he/she/it will have tinned
we will have tinned
you will have tinned
they will have tinned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been tinning
you will have been tinning
he/she/it will have been tinning
we will have been tinning
you will have been tinning
they will have been tinning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tin
you would tin
he/she/it would tin
we would tin
you would tin
they would tin
Conditional continuous
I would be tinning
you would be tinning
he/she/it would be tinning
we would be tinning
you would be tinning
they would be tinning
Conditional perfect
I would have tin
you would have tin
he/she/it would have tin
we would have tin
you would have tin
they would have tin
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tinning
you would have been tinning
he/she/it would have been tinning
we would have been tinning
you would have been tinning
they would have been tinning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tin
we let´s tin
you tin
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tin
Past participle
tinned
Present Participle
tinning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TIN

timps
Timur
tin can
tin ear
tin fish
tin god
tin hat
tin lizzie
tin mine
Tin Pan Alley
tin plate
tin snips
tin soldier
tin whistle
tin-opener
tin-plate
tin-plater
tina
tinaja
tinamou

WORDS THAT END LIKE TIN

admin
again
all in
all-in
at home in
Austin
Bahrain
begin
berlin
bin
brain
Britain
built-in
captain
certain
chain
contain
din
in
in the main

Synonyms and antonyms of tin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TIN

Find out the translation of tin to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tin from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tin» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lata
570 millions of speakers

English

tin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टिन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عُلْبَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

олово
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lata
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Timah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zinn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양철
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Timah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiếc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தகரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कथील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teneke
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

barattolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

puszka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

олово
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

staniu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τσίγκος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tin
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

burk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hermetikkboks
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tin

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TIN»

The term «tin» is very widely used and occupies the 2.384 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tin» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tin» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tin

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «TIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tin.
1
Gary Ackerman
There's a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying in to Washington, D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hands saying that they're going to be trimming down and streamlining their businesses. There's a message there.
2
Mary Antin
The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them.
3
David Attenborough
Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds.
4
Aneurin Bevan
He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
5
Shukla Bose
The first Parikrma school started in a slum where there were 70,000 people living below the poverty line. Our first school was on a rooftop of a building inside the slums, a second story building, the only second story building inside the slums. And that rooftop did not have any ceiling, only half a tin sheet. That was our first school.
6
George Harrison
After all we did for Britain, selling that corduroy and making it swing, all we got was a bit of tin on a piece of leather.
7
T. E. Lawrence
To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.
8
L. Neil Smith
The War on Drugs employs millions - politicians, bureaucrats, policemen, and now the military - that probably couldn't find a place for their dubious talents in a free market, unless they were to sell pencils from a tin cup on street corners.
9
Andrew Stanton
Being a sci-fi geek myself and going to movies all my life, I came to the conclusion that there were really two camps of how robots have been designed. It's either the tin man, which is a human with metal skin, or it's an R2D2.
10
Ethel Waters
We never had a bathtub. Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen, or in a big lard can.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TIN»

Discover the use of tin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend
Chronicles the rise of the iconic German shepherd character while sharing the stories of the real WWI dog and the canine performer in the 1950s television show, and explores Rin Tin Tin's relevance in the military and popular culture.
Susan Orlean, 2012
2
Tin
Explores the element of Tin and its uses.
Janey Levy, 2009
3
The Tin Drum
The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim's outstanding translation in 1959.
Günter Grass, 2009
4
Understanding the Tin Man: Why So Many Men Avoid Intimacy
Understanding the Tin Man is a much-needed voice of reason on the battlefield of the sexes. From the Hardcover edition.
William July II, 2001
5
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
This definitive edition also includes Williams' essay "Person-to-Person," Williams' notes on the various endings, and a short chronology of the author's life.
Tennessee Williams, 2004
6
Tin
Examines the characteristics, sources, and uses of the element tin, as well as tin's importance in our lives.
Leon Gray, 2004
7
Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American ...
For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country.
David A. Jasen, 2003
8
Tin Swift: The Age of Steam
In steam age America, men, monsters, machines and magic battle to claim the same scrap of earth and sky.
Devon Monk, 2012
9
Grass Roof, Tin Roof
In 1975, Tran, a Vietnamese writer facing government persecution, flees her homeland with her two children and seeks refuge in the West, where she marries a Danish-American man with his own memories of another war, in a sensitive debut ...
Dao Strom, 2003
10
American Popular Music: The nineteenth century and Tin Pan Alley
Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll.
Timothy E. Scheurer, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tin is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tin Pei Ling hopes to contest MacPherson SMC
MP for Marine Parade GRC Tin Pei Ling hopes she will not be deployed away from her MacPherson ward, which will be a Single Member Constituency (SMC) in ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
2
Maserati written off after tin of paint covers interior
But one at-fault driver's incredible misfortune led to an expensive claim after a tin of paint splattered inside his luxury Maserati vehicle when he swerved to avoid ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
3
LME MORNING – Base metals recover from lows but zinc, tin struggle
But while most are in positive territory, zinc and tin are dragging their heels. Overnight, China's HSBC flash manufacturing PMI in June at 49.6 was better than ... «FastMarkets Metal News, Jun 15»
4
Dead lizard found in tin of tomatoes
A couple in Birmingham were horrified to find a dead lizard floating in a tin of ... supplier, said it was investigating how the lizard could have got into the tin. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Guenter Grass - The Tin Drum
On Monday, Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize-winner and author of The Tin Drum, died aged 87. Before his death he had been described as "the ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
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RIP Günter Grass, novelist and author of The Tin Drum
Günter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist who broke through on the international literary scene with The Tin Drum and whose stance as Germany's “moral ... «A.V. Club, Apr 15»
7
Indonesia's PT Timah suspends all new tin sales on low prices
Indonesia is the world's top exporter of tin and the governor of its main producing ... Tin hit lows of $17,445 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange this week, ... «Reuters, Feb 15»
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U.S. Steel will idle East Chicago Tin mill, lay off 369 workers
The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker notified workers this week it would temporarily idle East Chicago Tin, a finishing plant that makes tin-plated metal largely for ... «nwitimes.com, Jan 15»
9
Is Henry Blodget, gasp, right about Apple and the BBC?
Apple has two choices: We could make sure all of our suppliers buy tin from smelters outside of Indonesia, which would probably be the easiest thing for us to do ... «Fortune, Dec 14»
10
BBC's Panorama Attacks Apple Over Indonesian Tin
It found children digging tin ore out by hand in extremely dangerous ... safer) and a goodly portion of the world's tin comes from those entirely legal operations. «Forbes, Dec 14»

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