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Definition of "tain" [tain]

  • A type of paper-thin tin plate. (noun)
  • Tinfoil used as a backing for mirrors. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tain" in a sentence
  • "The essence of Whacky Br*tain is that a knife is a tool for a form of free expression that is misunderstood by the population at large and the reactionary media, and police officers merely the nasty men and women who seek to deny Br*tain’s troubled youth that avenue for the inner self."
  • "Also called the tain proper cell metabolism and tissue health. levels in blueberries are particularly high."
  • "But the Kuklos ought to train 'em better, you know; 'tain't natural not to stare when a lunatic cuts loose in public."