Translation of "tin" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /tɪn/

B1 UK US can a metal container in which food is sold

a tin of soup

a metal container with a lid that you keep food or other substances in

caja, lata
a biscuit tin

[ no plural ] a chemical element that is a silver-coloured metal, often combined with other metals or used to cover and protect other metals


(Translation of “tin” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /tin/

( chemistry ) (symbol Sn) an element, a silvery white metal

estaño, hojalata
Is that box made of tin or steel?

( also tin can) ( British ) a container, usually for food, made of tin-plate, thin sheets of iron covered with tin or other metal

a tin of fruit
a biscuit tin.
tinned adjective

(of food) sealed in a tin for preservation etc

tinned foods.
tinfoil noun

tin or other metal in the form of very thin sheets, used for wrapping etc

papel de aluminio
I’m going to bake the ham in tinfoil.
tin opener noun

( British ) any of several types of tool or device for opening tins of food; can opener ( American)


(Translation of “tin” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)