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Tan

 (tăn)
n. pl. Tan or Tans
See Tanka.

tan 1

 (tăn)
v. tanned, tan·ning, tans
v.tr.
1. To convert (an animal hide) into leather by subjecting it to a chemical process that stabilizes the proteins, making it less susceptible to decay.
2.
a. To make (a person or a person's skin) darker by exposure to the sun.
b. To make (a person or a person's skin) darker by exposure to artificial sunlight or by the application of certain chemicals, often in the form of sprays or lotions.
3. Informal To thrash; beat.
v.intr.
To become darker from exposure to the sun or artificial sunlight, or from the application of certain chemicals.
n.
1. A light or moderate yellowish brown to brownish orange.
2.
a. A suntan.
b. An artificially created suntan.
3. Tanbark.
4.
a. Tannin.
b. A solution derived from tannin.
adj. tan·ner, tan·nest
1. Light or moderate yellowish-brown to brownish-orange.
2. Having a suntan or the appearance of a suntan.
3. Used in or relating to tanning.

[Middle English tannen, from Old English *tannian, from Medieval Latin tannāre, from tannum, tanbark, probably of Celtic origin.]

tan′nish adj.

tan 2

abbr. Mathematics
tangent

tan

(tæn)
n
1. the brown colour produced by the skin after intensive exposure to ultraviolet rays, esp those of the sun
2. (Colours) a light or moderate yellowish-brown colour
3. (Plants) short for tanbark
vb, tans, tanning or tanned
4. to go brown or cause to go brown after exposure to ultraviolet rays: she tans easily.
5. (Tanning) to convert (a skin or hide) into leather by treating it with a tanning agent, such as vegetable tannins, chromium salts, fish oils, or formaldehyde
6. (tr) slang to beat or flog
adj, tanner or tannest
7. (Colours) of the colour tan: tan gloves.
8. (Tanning) used in or relating to tanning
[Old English tannian (unattested as infinitive, attested as getanned, past participle), from Medieval Latin tannāre, from tannum tanbark, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Irish tana thin]
ˈtannable adj
ˈtannish adj

tan

(tæn)
abbreviation for
(Mathematics) tangent (sense 2)

tan1

(tæn)

v. tanned, tan•ning, v.t.
1. to convert (a hide) into leather, esp. by steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark.
2. to brown by exposure to ultraviolet rays, as of the sun.
3. to thrash; spank.
v.i.
4. to become tanned.
n.
5. a brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun or open air.
6. yellowish brown; light brown.
adj.
8. yellowish brown; light brown.
9. used in or relating to tanning.
Idioms:
tan someone's hide, to beat someone soundly.
[before 1000; Middle English tannen, late Old English *tannian (in past participle getanned) < Medieval Latin tannāre, derivative of tannum oak bark, tanbark]
tan′nish, adj.
tan′na•ble, adj.

tan2

(tæn)

n.
[by shortening]

Tan

(tæn)
n.
Amy, born 1952, U.S. novelist.

tan

Abbreviation of tangent

tan

- From a Latin word for "oak," it first referred to the crushed bark of the oak or other trees, especially in its use to convert hides into leather.
See also related terms for oak.

tan


Past participle: tanned
Gerund: tanning

Imperative
tan
tan
Present
I tan
you tan
he/she/it tans
we tan
you tan
they tan
Preterite
I tanned
you tanned
he/she/it tanned
we tanned
you tanned
they tanned
Present Continuous
I am tanning
you are tanning
he/she/it is tanning
we are tanning
you are tanning
they are tanning
Present Perfect
I have tanned
you have tanned
he/she/it has tanned
we have tanned
you have tanned
they have tanned
Past Continuous
I was tanning
you were tanning
he/she/it was tanning
we were tanning
you were tanning
they were tanning
Past Perfect
I had tanned
you had tanned
he/she/it had tanned
we had tanned
you had tanned
they had tanned
Future
I will tan
you will tan
he/she/it will tan
we will tan
you will tan
they will tan
Future Perfect
I will have tanned
you will have tanned
he/she/it will have tanned
we will have tanned
you will have tanned
they will have tanned
Future Continuous
I will be tanning
you will be tanning
he/she/it will be tanning
we will be tanning
you will be tanning
they will be tanning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tanning
you have been tanning
he/she/it has been tanning
we have been tanning
you have been tanning
they have been tanning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tanning
you will have been tanning
he/she/it will have been tanning
we will have been tanning
you will have been tanning
they will have been tanning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tanning
you had been tanning
he/she/it had been tanning
we had been tanning
you had been tanning
they had been tanning
Conditional
I would tan
you would tan
he/she/it would tan
we would tan
you would tan
they would tan
Past Conditional
I would have tanned
you would have tanned
he/she/it would have tanned
we would have tanned
you would have tanned
they would have tanned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tan - a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the suntan - a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
hyperpigmentation - unusual darkening of the skin
2.tan - a light brown the color of topaztan - a light brown the color of topaz  
light brown - a brown that is light but unsaturated
3.tan - ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
circular function, trigonometric function - function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
Verb1.tan - treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
bark - tan (a skin) with bark tannins
2.tan - get a tan, from wind or sun
suntan - get a tan from being exposed to the sun
discolour, discolor, color, colour - change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored"
Adj.1.tan - of a light yellowish-brown color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

tan

verb
1. brown, bronze, go brown, become suntanned, take a suntan or tan I have very pale skin that never tans.
2. thrash, belt, leather, whip, strap, smack, cane, flog, spank, wallop, flay, horsewhip I'll tan his backside for him.
noun & adjective
1. tawny, light brown, pale brown, yellowish-brown a tan leather jacket see shades of brown
Translations
أسْمَر، مَدْبوغسَفْع، لَوْن أسْمَرسُمْرَةيَدْبُغيَنْدَبِغ الجِلْد
opáleníopálit sesvětlá hněďsvětlehnědývyčinit
blive solbrændtgarvegyldenbrunsolbrændthed
rusketusparkitaparkkiruskettua
preplanuo
cserezlebarnítlebarnuláslesülsárgásbarna szín
gulbrúnnsólbrúnkasútaverîa sólbrúnn
日焼け
햇볕에 탄 빛깔
gelsvai ruda spalvagelsvai rudasįdegintiįdegtiodadirbys
dzeltenbrūna krāsaiedegtiedegumsmiecēt
svetlohnedá farbasvetlohnedývyčiňovať
zagorelost
put
garvasolasolbränna
สีไหม้เกรียมของผิวหนังจากการตากแดด
bronz rengibronz tenbronzlaş makbronzlaşmış tenesmerleş mek
màu rám nắng

tan

[tæn]
A. N
1. (= suntan) → bronceado m
to get a tanbroncearse
2. (= colour) → canela f, café m claro (esp LAm)
3. (= bark) (also tanbark) → casca f
B. ADJcolor canela, color café claro (esp LAm); [shoes] → marrón
C. VI [person] → broncearse, ponerse moreno, tostarse
D. VT
1. [+ person, skin] → broncear, poner moreno (esp Sp), quemar (LAm)
2. [+ leather] → curtir
to tan sb's hidecurtir a algn a palos, zurrarle la badana a algn (Sp)

tan

[ˈtæn]
n
(= suntan) → bronzage m
to have a tan → être bronzé(e)
She's got an amazing tan → Elle a un bronzage superbe.
to get a tan → bronzer
(= colour) → brun roux m
vt
(in sun)se bronzer
Leigh rolled over to tan her back → Leigh se retourna pour se bronzer le dos.
(= treat) [+ animal hide] → tanner
vibronzer
adj
[shoes, bag, jacket, leather, fabric] → brun clair inv
black and tan [terrier, setter, dog, German shepherd, puppy] → noir(e) et feu inv

tan

n
(= suntan)Bräune f; to get a tanbraun werden; she’s got a lovely tansie ist schön braun; what a tan!du bist/er ist etc aber schön braun!
(= colour)Hellbraun nt
adjhellbraun
vt
skinsgerben; to tan somebody’s hide (fig inf)jdm das Fell gerben
(sun) face, body etcbräunen, braun werden lassen
vibraun werden; she tans easilysie wird schnell braun

tan

[tæn]
1. n (also suntan) → abbronzatura; (colour) → color m marrone chiaro
to get a tan → abbronzarsi
2. adjmarrone chiaro inv
3. viabbronzarsi
4. vt (person, skin) → abbronzare; (leather) → conciare
to tan sb's hide (fam) → darle a qn

tan

(tӕn) past tense, past participle tanned verb
1. to make an animal's skin into leather (by treating it with certain substances).
2. to (cause a person's skin to) become brown in the sun. She was tanned by the sun.
noun, adjective
(of) a light brown colour. tan shoes.
noun
suntan tanned skin. He came back from holiday with a tan.
tanned adjective
sunburnt. a tanned face.
ˈtanner noun
a person who tans leather.
ˈtanneryplural ˈtanneries noun
a place where leather is tanned.

tan

سُمْرَة opálení solbrændthed Sonnenbräune μαύρισμα bronceado rusketus bronzage preplanuo abbronzatura 日焼け 햇볕에 탄 빛깔 bruine kleur brunfarge opalenizna bronzeado загар solbränna สีไหม้เกรียมของผิวหนังจากการตากแดด bronzlaşmış ten màu rám nắng 晒黑的皮肤

tan

n. color bronceado;
tanned skinpiel bronceada.

tan

adj & n bronceado; to get a — broncearse; vi (pret & pp tanned; ger tanning) broncearse
References in classic literature ?
But by the flush that showed under the tan of his chum's cheeks the young financial secretary felt pretty certain that Tom was a bit apprehensive of the outcome of Professor Beecher's call on Mary Nestor.
The tan of the seashore had left her face, and her forehead was smooth, white, and polished beneath her heavy, yellow-brown hair.
Neither did her face--with the brown ringlets on either side, and the slightly piquant nose, and the wholesome bloom, and the clear shade of tan, and the half dozen freckles, friendly remembrances of the April sun and breeze--precisely give us a right to call her beautiful.
That is mere sentimentality that lies abed by day and thinks itself white, far from the tan and callus of experience.
I'll lay for you, my smarty; and if I catch you about that school I'll tan you good.
Well, go 'long and play; but mind you get back some time in a week, or I'll tan you.
The man's next errand dispatched him to make inquiries for a person who could provide for deadening the sound of passing wheels in the street by laying down tan before the house in the usual way.
Ultimately I found myself backing Traddles into the fireplace, and bowing in great confusion to two dry little elderly ladies, dressed in black, and each looking wonderfully like a preparation in chip or tan of the late Mr.
There were the two watchmen, sure enough: red-cap on his back, as stiff as a handspike, with his arms stretched out like those of a crucifix and his teeth showing through his open lips; Israel Hands propped against the bulwarks, his chin on his chest, his hands lying open before him on the deck, his face as white, under its tan, as a tallow candle.
they cried mockingly; yes, we will tan YOUR skin for you
He saw that the skin was beautiful, which appealed to his barbaric sense of ornamentation, and when it stiffened and later commenced to decompose because of his having no knowledge of how to cure or tan it was with sorrow and regret that he discarded it.
Tan, lanky, awkward fellows came in squads, and companies, and regiments, swaggering along, dressed in their brown homespun clothes and blue yarn stockings.