Definition of tinned in English:



  • 1British (of food) preserved in a can.

    ‘tinned fruit’
    • ‘‘My family started off as grocers and sold tinned food, soap, flour and that sort of thing, but that would not be enough these days,’ he said.’
    • ‘This consisted of an egg, bacon, sausage, tinned tomato, baked beans and a slice of fried bread.’
    • ‘On that wonderful apocalyptic note, I shall leave you all to begin building your supervolcano shelters and raiding your local supermarket for tinned foods and preservatives.’
    • ‘Even then, admits one of the organisers, all the food is tinned because buying fresh fruit and vegetables would overshoot the budget of around £6 per parcel.’
    • ‘Most people would be sensible about water and making sure they have some tinned food.’
    • ‘She advises women to eat leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, cereals, and pulses and avoid spicy or tinned food and bakery products.’
    • ‘Added to these were baked beans, tinned tomatoes and two slices of buttered toast.’
    • ‘She put her longevity down in part to the plain food she had eaten over the years - home grown vegetables, very little tinned food, and nourishing desserts, like steamed puddings.’
    • ‘But we still need plenty of water, medical supplies, tinned food and baby food.’
    • ‘They collect and deliver donations of canned and packet food such as tinned meat, sausages, spaghetti, beans and fruit.’
    • ‘The food was tinned military rations, tuna or bully beef.’
    • ‘They are allowed to buy basics such as shaving foam and cigarettes with money earned in jail and twice a week they can also buy pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, onions, meat, eggs and seasonal vegetables.’
    • ‘Among the items needed are toilet soap, toothpaste, paper towels, toothbrushes, washing powder, washing up liquid and dried food, such as pasta, rice and tinned food.’
    • ‘There was lots of tinned foods, boiled bacon and cabbage.’
    • ‘Daily Echo readers can help support the charity by donating tinned food, breakfast cereal, tea and coffee this month.’
    • ‘My plate contained an ample helping of baked beans, two tinned tomatoes, three bacon rashers, two eggs and what I thought were two sausages.’
    • ‘For example, some types of bread, breakfast cereals, biscuits (savoury and sweet), sauces, tinned vegetables and soups can all be high in salt, as well as ready-prepared meals.’
    • ‘An egg and sausage, two rashers of bacon, mushrooms and black pudding, beans and tinned tomatoes filled the plate.’
    • ‘We want Daily Echo readers, schools, businesses and church groups to make a difference this Easter by donating crucial food such as breakfast cereal, tinned meat, tea and coffee.’
    • ‘He said the crew are collecting bottled water, blankets, tinned food, tarpaulins, sleeping bags and net curtains which could be used as mosquito protection, to send out to Asia.’
  • 2Covered or coated in tin or a tin alloy.

    ‘a pair of tinned copper conductors’
    • ‘The jidda, made of tinned copper, came in a variety of sizes, large sizes being required for festival meals.’
    • ‘At about the age of sixteen he was apprenticed to a sign painter in whose shop his work included painting tinned cans.’
    • ‘The lockable frieze drawer usually contained three tinned compartments with tightly fitting lids in which to store tea and sugar.’
    • ‘There was no tinned steel or can manufacturer in Australia and the firm imported tinned steel from the UK and made its own cans as part of the process.’
    • ‘For the beaded shade, all you need are a couple spools of 20-gauge wire (we used tinned copper) and a bag of cool 5mm beads.’
    • ‘Where a surface was unlikely to be seen but nonetheless required a finish, it was tinned.’
    • ‘All the cables are sleeved with a tinned copper braid, which act to shield the rest of the PC from EMI.’
    • ‘Preformed tinned or galvanized aircraft cable (Spec AN-RR-CRS) was used throughout the surface control systems.’
    • ‘And although tinned iron was known to him by the 1790s, it appears that he did not use it for roofing until his work at the University of Virginia.’