Meaning and Origin
What does the name Tin mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from California, U.S. says the name Tin is of Vietnamese origin and means "Trust worthy".
- According to a user from Australia, the name Tin is of Vietnamese origin and means "Think".
- [Chem] An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft silvery-white crystalline metal, with a tinge of yellowish-blue, and a high luster. It is malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is softer than gold and can be beaten out into very thin strips called tinfoil. It is ductile at 2120, when it can be drawn out into wire which is not very tenacious; it melts at 4420, and at a higher temperature burns with a brilliant white light. Air and moisture act on tin very slightly. The peculiar properties of tin, especially its malleability, its brilliancy and the slowness with which it rusts make it very serviceable. With other metals it forms valuable alloys, as bronze, gun metal, bell metal, pewter and solder. It is not easily oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn ( Stannum). Atomic weight 117.4.
- Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
Etymology: As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel. & Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin
- Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
- Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
- A vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking
- 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
- Prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
- Preserve in a can or tin ("tinned foods are not very tasty")
- Plate with tin
From Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną, of unknown origin. Cognates include German Zinn and Dutch tin.
- (uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
- (New Zealand, Britain, countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
- (countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
- (countable, squash (sport)) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
- (slang, dated, uncountable) money
- (slang, uncountable) Computer hardware.
tin was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Atong (India), Dutch, Faroese, French, Icelandic, Latvian, Lojban, Maltese, Navajo, Noone, North Frisian, Picard, Rohingya, Sranan Tongo, Vietnamese, and Welsh