English edit

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Etymology edit

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

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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, or hold a liquid or some other product.
    a tin of baked beans; a tobacco tin; a tin of shoe polish
    Several tins of paint were needed to paint the house.
    empty tins, cans, and plastic containers are recycled in the blue bins.
    • 1943 November and December, G. T. Porter, “The Lines Behind the Lines in Burma”, in Railway Magazine, page 325:
      When it arrived, the train was headed by a "K" class 4-6-0 wood-burning locomotive, and a water-tank wagon next to the tender was immediately besieged by women and girls, clad in their picturesque national costume, all with empty kerosene tins for water, a scene which was re-enacted at each stop down the line.
  3. (countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
    muffin tin
    roasting tin
    baking tin
  4. (countable, squash) 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.
    • 1844, Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby:
      The father is a cotton lord, and they all have loads of tin, you know
    • 1861, Philip William Perfitt, The Pathfinder, page 377:
      When all your tin is gone and spent, / And you've not a mag for bread or rent
  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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See also edit

References edit

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

Anagrams edit

Afrikaans edit

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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

Pronunciation 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: (South Azerbaijani) çaharrah

Declension edit

    Declension of tin
singular plural
nominative tin
tinlər
definite accusative tini
tinləri
dative tinə
tinlərə
locative tində
tinlərdə
ablative tindən
tinlərdən
definite genitive tinin
tinlərin
    Possessive forms of tin
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinim tinlərim
sənin (your) tinin tinlərin
onun (his/her/its) tini tinləri
bizim (our) tinimiz tinlərimiz
sizin (your) tininiz tinləriniz
onların (their) tini or tinləri tinləri
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimi tinlərimi
sənin (your) tinini tinlərini
onun (his/her/its) tinini tinlərini
bizim (our) tinimizi tinlərimizi
sizin (your) tininizi tinlərinizi
onların (their) tinini or tinlərini tinlərini
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimə tinlərimə
sənin (your) tininə tinlərinə
onun (his/her/its) tininə tinlərinə
bizim (our) tinimizə tinlərimizə
sizin (your) tininizə tinlərinizə
onların (their) tininə or tinlərinə tinlərinə
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimdə tinlərimdə
sənin (your) tinində tinlərində
onun (his/her/its) tinində tinlərində
bizim (our) tinimizdə tinlərimizdə
sizin (your) tininizdə tinlərinizdə
onların (their) tinində or tinlərində tinlərində
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimdən tinlərimdən
sənin (your) tinindən tinlərindən
onun (his/her/its) tinindən tinlərindən
bizim (our) tinimizdən tinlərimizdən
sizin (your) tininizdən tinlərinizdən
onların (their) tinindən or tinlərindən tinlərindən
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) tinimin tinlərimin
sənin (your) tininin tinlərinin
onun (his/her/its) tininin tinlərinin
bizim (our) tinimizin tinlərimizin
sizin (your) tininizin tinlərinizin
onların (their) tininin or tinlərinin tinlərinin

Cypriot Arabic edit

Etymology edit

From Arabicتِين(tīn).

Noun edit

tin m (collective)

  1. figs

References edit

  • Borg, Alexander (2004) A Comparative Glossary of Cypriot Maronite Arabic (Arabic–English) (Handbook of Oriental Studies; I.70), Leiden and Boston: Brill, page 177

Danish edit

Noun edit

tin

  1. tin (Sn)

Dutch edit

Chemical element
Sn
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Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tin n (uncountable)

  1. tin (metal, metallic element)

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Afrikaans: tin
  • Negerhollands: den

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

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Iban edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English tin.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tin

  1. tin
  2. can (an airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.)

Icelandic edit

 
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Chemical element
Sn
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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)

Declension edit

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 (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 Arabicتِين(tīn, fig).

Noun edit

tin (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. inflection of tīt:
    1. second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. third-person plural present indicative
    3. second-person singular imperative
  2. (with the particle lai) third-person singular imperative of tīt
  3. (with the particle lai) third-person plural imperative of tīt

Maltese edit

Etymology edit

From Arabicتِين(tīn).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tin m (collective, singulative tina, plural tiniet)

  1. fig, figs: (several fruits; fig as a mass or taste)
  2. (humorous) buttocks
    Synonyms: natka (natika), tebqa tas-sorm
    Alternative form: tint

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

Noun edit

tin

  1. Alternative form of tyn

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. (pre-1938) alternative form of 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

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

Etymology edit

From Sanskrit त्रि (tri, three).

Numeral edit

tin (Hanifi spelling𐴃𐴞𐴕⁩)

  1. three

Sranan Tongo edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Dutch tien.

Numeral edit

tin

  1. ten

Sumerian edit

Romanization edit

tin

  1. Romanization of 𒁷 (tin)

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

Tày edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Tai *tiːnᴬ (foot).

Noun edit

tin (𬦿)

  1. foot
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Vietnamese tin.

Noun edit

tin ()

  1. news

Tok Pisin edit

Etymology edit

From English tin.

Noun edit

tin

  1. tin, can

Derived terms edit

Turkish edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Old Turkic𐱅𐰃𐰤(tïn, spirit, breathe).

Noun edit

tin (definite accusative tini, plural tinler)

  1. soul (rare, re-introduced in 1934 during the TDK’s language reform)
    Synonym: ruh

Declension edit

Inflection
Nominative tin
Definite accusative tini
Singular Plural
Nominative tin tinler
Definite accusative tini tinleri
Dative tine tinlere
Locative tinde tinlerde
Ablative tinden tinlerden
Genitive tinin tinlerin

Further reading edit

  • tin”, in Turkish dictionaries, Türk Dil Kurumu

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, especially about someone who's passed away
    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.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tin f (plural tinau)

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

Derived terms edit

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

Yoruba edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

tin

  1. to be thin; to be skinny
    Synonyms: tín-ín-rín, pẹ́lẹ́ńgẹ́, tẹ́ẹ́rẹ́
    Bọ̀bọ́ yẹn tin lẹ́sẹ̀.That guy's legs are thin.
    Apá mi tin díẹ̀.My arms are a bit skinny.