Synonyms of tin


1. tin, Sn, atomic number 50, metallic element, metal

usage: 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

2. tin, vessel

usage: a vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking

3. canister, cannister, tin, container

usage: metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour

4. can, tin, tin can, container

usage: airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.


1. tin, plate

usage: plate with tin

2. can, tin, put up, preserve, keep

usage: preserve in a can or tin; "tinned foods are not very tasty"

3. tin, plate

usage: prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface

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Definition and meaning of tin (Dictionary)