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Tin

Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (from Latin: stannum) and atomic number 50. Tin is a silvery metal that characteristically has a faint yellow hue.
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Tan

To convert (an animal hide) into leather by subjecting it to a chemical process that stabilizes the proteins, making it less susceptible to decay.
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Tin

Symbol Sn A crystalline, silvery metallic element obtained chiefly from cassiterite, and having two notable allotropic forms. Malleable white tin is the useful allotrope, but at temperatures below 13.2°C it slowly converts to the brittle gray allotrope. Tin is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion and is a part of numerous alloys, such as soft solder, pewter, type metal, and bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.93°C; boiling point 2,602°C; specific gravity (gray) 5.77, (white) 7.29; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table.
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Tan

To make (a person or a person's skin) darker by exposure to the sun.
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Tin

Tin plate.
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Tan

To make (a person or a person's skin) darker by exposure to artificial sunlight or by the application of certain chemicals, often in the form of sprays or lotions.
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Tin

A container or box made of tin plate.
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Tan

(Informal) To thrash; beat.
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Tin

A container for preserved foodstuffs; a can.
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Tan

To become darker from exposure to the sun or artificial sunlight, or from the application of certain chemicals.
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Tin

The contents of such a container.
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Tan

A light or moderate yellowish brown to brownish orange.
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Tin

To plate or coat with tin.
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Tan

A suntan.
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Tin

Chiefly British To preserve or pack in tins; can.
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Tan

An artificially created suntan.
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Tin

Of, relating to, or made of tin.
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Tan

Tanbark.
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Tin

Constructed of inferior material.
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Tan

Tannin.
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Tin

Spurious.
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Tan

A solution derived from tannin.
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Tin

(uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
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Tan

See Tanka.
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Tin

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
Empty tins, cans, and plastic containers are recycled in the blue bins.
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Tan

Light or moderate yellowish-brown to brownish-orange.
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Tin

(countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
Muffin tin
Roasting tin
Baking tin
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Tan

Having a suntan or the appearance of a suntan.
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Tin

The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
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Tan

Used in or relating to tanning.
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Tin

Money, especially silver money.
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Tan

A yellowish-brown colour.
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Tin

Computer hardware.
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Tan

A darkening of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or similar light sources.
She still has a tan from her vacation in Mexico.
I'm hoping to get a tan this weekend at the beach.
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Tin

Made of tin.
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Tan

The bark of an oak or other tree from which tannic acid is obtained.
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Tin

Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.
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Tan

An Armenian drink made of yoghurt and water similar to airan and doogh
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Tin

(transitive) To place into a metal can (ie. a tin; be it tin, steel, aluminum) in order to preserve.
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Tan

Syn of picul, particularly in Cantonese contexts.
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Tin

(transitive) To cover with tin.
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Tan

(dialectal) A twig or small switch.
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Tin

(transitive) To coat with solder
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Tan

Yellowish-brown.
Mine is the white car parked next to the tan pickup truck.
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Tin

To coat with solder, in preparation for soldering, to ensure a good solder joint
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Tan

Having dark skin as a result of exposure to the sun or an artificial process intended to mimic this effect.
You’re looking very tan this week.
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Tin

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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Tan

To change to a tan colour due to exposure to the sun.
No matter how long I stay out in the sun, I never tan, though I do burn.
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Tin

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.
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Tan

To change an animal hide into leather by soaking it in tannic acid. To work as a tanner.
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Tin

Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
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Tan

To spank or beat.
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Tin

Money.
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Tan

To kill by gun, to shoot.
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Tin

To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
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Tan

The second cardinal number two, formerly used in Celtic areas, especially Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire, for counting sheep, and stitches in knitting.
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Tin

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
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Tan

See Picul.
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Tin

Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
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Tan

The bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and broken by a mill, for tanning hides; - so called both before and after it has been used. Called also tan bark.
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Tin

Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
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Tan

A yellowish-brown color, like that of tan.
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Tin

Plate with tin
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Tan

A brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan.
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Tin

Preserve in a can or tin;
Tinned foods are not very tasty
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Tan

Of the color of tan; yellowish-brown.
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Tin

Prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
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Tan

To convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some other bark, whereby it is impregnated with tannin, or tannic acid (which exists in several species of bark), and is thus rendered firm, durable, and in some degree impervious to water.
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Tan

To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin.
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Tan

To thrash or beat; to flog; to switch; as, to tan a disobedient child's hide.
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Tan

To get or become tanned.
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Tan

A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
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Tan

A light brown
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Tan

Ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
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Tan

Treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
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Tan

Get a tan, from wind or sun
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Tan

Of a light yellowish-brown color
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