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English definition of “tin”

tin

noun (CONTAINER)    /tɪn/
B1 [C] UK (UK and US also can) a closed metal container in which food is sold: a tin of beans piles of soup tinsPreserving and storing food B1 [C] UK (US can) the contents of a tin, or the amount of something a tin contains: The children ate two tins of beans. We used four tins of paint when we painted the ceiling.Measurements of volumeGeneral words for size and amountInformal measurements of volume B2 [C] UK (US cookie jar) a metal container with a lid used for keeping cakes or biscuits: a biscuit tinPreserving and storing food B2 [C] UK (US can) a cylindrical metal container with a lid used for keeping liquid substances such as paint: a tin of paintContainers for liquids and gases [C] UK (US pan) a metal container without a lid used for cooking food in the oven: Put both cake tins in the oven for half an hour.Pots and pans [C] Australian English a closed metal container in which beer is sold: a tin of beer → Compare can noun
(Definition of tin noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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