Tin vs. Can

Tin vs. Can — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Tin and Can

Tinnoun

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.

Cannoun

A usually cylindrical metal container.

Tinnoun

Tin plate.

Cannoun

An airtight container, usually made of tin-coated iron, in which foods or beverages are preserved.

Tinnoun

A container or box made of tin plate.

Cannoun

The contents of such a container

ate a can of beans.

Tinnoun

A container for preserved foodstuffs; a can.

Cannoun

(Slang) A jail or prison.

Tinnoun

The contents of such a container.

Cannoun

(Slang) A toilet or restroom.

Tinverb

To plate or coat with tin.

Cannoun

(Slang) The buttocks.

Tinverb

Chiefly British To preserve or pack in tins; can.

Cannoun

(Slang) A naval destroyer.

Tinadjective

Of, relating to, or made of tin.

Canverb

To seal in an airtight container for future use; preserve

canning peaches.

Tinadjective

Constructed of inferior material.

Canverb

(Slang) To make a recording of

can the audience's applause for a TV comedy show.

Tinadjective

Spurious.

Canverb

To end the employment of; fire.

Tinnoun

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

Canverb

To put an end or stop to

canned the TV show after one season.told the students to can the chatter.

Tinnoun

An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.

Canverb

To solicit cash donations for a charity or other organization such as a club or amateur sports team by holding out a can or other container in a public place.

Tinnoun

(countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.

muffin tinroasting tin

Canverb

To know how to; to be able to.

She can speak English, French, and German.I can play football.Can you remember your fifth birthday?

Tinnoun

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

Canverb

May; to be permitted or enabled to.

You can go outside and play when you're finished with your homework.Can I use your pen?

Tinnoun

money

Canverb

(modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have the potential to; be possible.

Can it be Friday already?Teenagers can really try their parents' patience.Animals can experience emotions.

Tinnoun

Computer hardware.

Canverb

(auxiliary verb, defective) Used with verbs of perception.

Tinadjective

Made of tin.

Canverb

To seal in a can.

They canned air to sell as a novelty to tourists.

Tinadjective

Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.

Canverb

To preserve by heating and sealing in a jar or can.

They spent August canning fruit and vegetables.

Tinverb

(transitive) To place into a tin in order to preserve.

Canverb

To discard, scrap or terminate (an idea, project, etc.).

He canned the whole project because he thought it would fail.

Tinverb

(transitive) To cover with tin.

Canverb

To shut up.

Can your gob.

Tinverb

(transitive) To coat with solder in preparation for soldering.

Canverb

To fire or dismiss an employee.

The boss canned him for speaking out.

Tinnoun

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

Cannoun

A more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids, usually of steel or aluminium, but sometimes of plastic, and with a carrying handle over the top.

Tinnoun

metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour

Cannoun

A container used to carry and dispense water for plants (a watering can).

Tinnoun

airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

Cannoun

A tin-plate canister, often cylindrical, for preserved foods such as fruit, meat, or fish.

Tinverb

plate with tin

Cannoun

A chamber pot, now a toilet or lavatory.

Shit or get off the can.Bob's in the can. You can wait a few minutes or just leave it with me.

Tinverb

preserve in a can or tin;

tinned foods are not very tasty

Cannoun

Buttocks.

Tinverb

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

Cannoun

(slang) Jail or prison.

Bob's in the can. He won't be back for a few years.

Cannoun

Headphones.

Cannoun

(archaic) A drinking cup.

Cannoun

(nautical) A cube-shaped buoy or marker used to denote a port-side lateral mark

Cannoun

A chimney pot.

Cannoun

airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

Cannoun

the quantity contained in a can

Cannoun

a buoy with a round bottom and conical top

Cannoun

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

he deserves a good kick in the buttare you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Cannoun

a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

Cannoun

a room equipped with toilet facilities

Canverb

preserve in a can or tin;

tinned foods are not very tasty

Canverb

terminate the employment of;

The boss fired his secretary todayThe company terminated 25% of its workers