tin

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See also: Tin, TIN, tín, țin, -tin, and tiⁿ

English[edit]

Chemical element
Sn
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Next: antimony (Sb)
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tin, from Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin (countable and uncountable, plural tins)

  1. (uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
  2. (New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Britain, countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
    a tin of baked beans
    empty tins, cans, and plastic containers are recycled in the blue bins.
  3. (countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
    muffin tin
    roasting tin
    baking tin
  4. (countable, squash (sport)) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
  5. (slang, dated, uncountable) Money, especially silver money.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaconsfield to this entry?)
  6. (slang, uncountable) Computer hardware.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (airtight container): can (especially US), tin can

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Translations[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

tin (not comparable)

  1. Made of tin.
  2. Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.
    • 1939, George Orwell, "Coming up for Air", London: Victor Gollancz.
      [I]n fact he was a big noise, literally, in the Baptist Chapel, known locally as the Tin Tab[ernacle] - whereas my family were 'church' and Uncle Ezekiel was an infidel at that.

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Verb[edit]

tin (third-person singular simple present tins, present participle tinning, simple past and past participle tinned)

  1. (transitive) To place into a metal can (ie. a tin; be it tin, steel, aluminum) in order to preserve.
  2. (transitive) To cover with tin.
  3. (transitive) To coat with solder
    1. To coat with solder, in preparation for soldering, to ensure a good solder joint
    2. To coat with solder, in order to consolidate braided wire, so as to make contact with all strands and reduce fragility of the fraying wire

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Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • (money): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Chemical element
Sn
Previous: indium (In)
Next: antimoon (Sb)

Noun[edit]

tin (uncountable)

  1. tin

Atong (India)[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tin, from Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin (Bengali script তিন)

  1. corrugated iron

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin (definite accusative tini, plural tinlər)

  1. corner (the space in the angle between converging lines or walls which meet in a point)
  2. intersection
    Synonym: çaharrah (South Azerbaijani)

Declension[edit]


Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin

  1. tin (Sn)

Dutch[edit]

Chemical element
Sn
Previous: indium (In)
Next: antimoon (Sb)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch tin, ten, from Old Dutch *tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

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Noun[edit]

tin n (uncountable)

  1. tin (metal, metallic element)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: tin

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin n (genitive singular tins, uncountable)

  1. tin (chemical element)

Declension[edit]

Declension of tin (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative tin tinið
accusative tin tinið
dative tini tininum
genitive tins tinsins

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French tin, tind.

Noun[edit]

tin m (plural tins)

  1. a wooden support, often used on watercraft

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

tin

  1. (Quebec, colloquial) (surprise, giving someone something) alternative form of tiens

Further reading[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

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Chemical element
Sn
Previous: indín (In)
Next: antimon (Sb)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin n (genitive singular tins, no plural)

  1. tin (chemical element)

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Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɪn]
  • Hyphenation: tin

Etymology 1[edit]

From English tin, from Middle English tin, from Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Noun[edit]

tin (plural, first-person possessive tinku, second-person possessive tinmu, third-person possessive tinnya)

  1. tin, an airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
    Synonyms: belek, kaleng

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic تِين(tīn, fig), from Proto-Semitic *tiʾin-.

Noun[edit]

tin (plural, first-person possessive tinku, second-person possessive tinmu, third-person possessive tinnya)

  1. fig, a fruit-bearing tree or shrub of the genus Ficus that is native mainly to the tropics.

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Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tin

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of tīt
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of tīt
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of tīt
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of tīt
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of tīt
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of tīt

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic تِين(tīn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin m (collective, singulative tina, plural tiniet)

  1. fig, figs: (several fruits; fig as a mass or taste)

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tin (subjective pronoun þou)

  1. (chiefly Northern and northern East Midland dialectal) Alternative form of þin (thy)

Pronoun[edit]

tin (subjective þou)

  1. (chiefly Northern and northern East Midland dialectal) Alternative form of þin (thine)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin (uncountable)

  1. tin (metal)
Descendants[edit]
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Navajo[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the root -TIN (to freeze), from Proto-Athabaskan *tən (ice, frost).

Cognates:

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin

  1. ice, frost

Noone[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tin

  1. five

References[edit]


North Frisian[edit]

North Frisian cardinal numbers
 <  9 10 11  > 
    Cardinal : tin

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian tiān. Compare West Frisian tsien, Sylt North Frisian tiin.

Numeral[edit]

tin

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) ten

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

tìn n (definite singular tìnet)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1938; superseded by tinn

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tin n

  1. tin

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: tin

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tiną.

Noun[edit]

tin n

  1. tin

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • tin in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese ter and Spanish tener and Kabuverdianu têm.

Verb[edit]

tin

  1. to have
  2. to possess
  3. there are

Picard[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tin m

  1. your

Rohingya[edit]

Rohingya cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : tin

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit त्रि (tri, three)

Numeral[edit]

tin (Hanifi spelling 𐴃𐴞𐴕)

  1. three

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch tien.

Number[edit]

tin

  1. ten

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Syncopic form of tiden.

Noun[edit]

tin

  1. (colloquial) Pronunciation spelling of tiden, definite singular of tid.
    Han skriker hela tin!He's yelling all the time!

Usage notes[edit]

”Tiden” is only pronounced this way in the expression ”hela tiden”.

Anagrams[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: tín).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tin (𪝮, 𠒷)

  1. to believe or to trust
    tin tưởngto believe in; to trust
    cả tingullible

Noun[edit]

tin (𪝮, 𠒷)

  1. news
    Synonym: tin tức
    tin nóngbreaking news
    tin buồnsad news
    tin dữbad news
    tin mừng/vuigood news
    đạo Tin LànhProtestantism (literally, “religion of good news; religion of the gospel; evangelical religion”)

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *tuknā, from Proto-Indo-European *tewk-, see also English thigh, Scottish Gaelic tòin.

Noun[edit]

tin f (plural tinau)

  1. (vulgar, offensive) arse
    Synonym: pen-ôl

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tin din nhin thin
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “tin”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies