Definition of tinned in English:

tinned

adjective

  • 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.’

Pronunciation

tinned

/tɪnd/