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tan 1

v. tanned, tan·ning, tans
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.
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.
To become darker from exposure to the sun or artificial sunlight, or from the application of certain chemicals.
1. A light or moderate yellowish brown to brownish orange.
a. A suntan.
b. An artificially created suntan.
3. Tanbark.
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


n. pl. Tan or Tans
See Tanka.
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(of skin or person) brown or bronzed after exposure to the sun or UV rays
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tanned - (of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun; "a young bronzed Apollo"
brunet, brunette - marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty"
2.tanned - converted to leather by a tanning agent
untanned - not converted to leather by a tanning agent; "a whip made of untanned hide"
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[tænd] ADJmoreno, bronceado
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[ˈtænd] adj (= brown) → bronzé(e)
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personbraun (gebrannt)
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[tænd] adjabbronzato/a
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(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.
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.
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References in classic literature ?
Necklaces of lion and tiger-teeth, bits of dried meat, finely tanned hides and earthen pots, beautifully decorated, they thrust upon us until we were loaded down, and all the while Al-tan glared balefully upon us, seemingly jealous of the attentions heaped upon us because we had served Chal-az.
I used to be scared of him all the time, he tanned me so much.
Now Arthur had been to Nottingham Town the day before Little John set forth on his errand, there to sell a halfscore of tanned cowhides.
If I do not tan thy hide this day as ne'er I tanned a calf's hide in all my life before, split my staff into skewers for lamb's flesh and call me no more brave man!
A tanned skin is something more than respectable, and perhaps olive is a fitter color than white for a man--a denizen of the woods.
Confucius says,--"The skins of the tiger and the leopard, when they are tanned, are as the skins of the dog and the sheep tanned." But it is not the part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious; and tanning their skins for shoes is not the best use to which they can be put.
She was sixteen now, though she easily might have passed for nineteen, and she was very good to look upon, with her black hair and her tanned skin and all the freshness and purity of health and innocence.
And presently, as today, she found the features of Korak slowly dissolve and merge into those of another, and the figure of a tanned, half- naked tarmangani become a khaki clothed Englishman astride a hunting pony.
But Julia keeps no diary in these days; never sings Affection's Dirge; eternally quarrels with the old Scotch Croesus, who is a sort of yellow bear with a tanned hide.
Nearly every time someone is tanned by me they say "sorry about my thighs" or "sorry I'm bloated".
Similar to how Western body-shape ideals presented in the global media influence appearance-related behaviors around the globe (i.e., dieting and exercising), the social and cultural influences of universal tanned attractiveness are particularly salient to engaging in body-tanning behaviors (Cafri, Thompson, Roehrig et al., 2006; Yoo & Kim, 2014).
AFTER: HOW TO TREAT YOUR TAN SO YOU'VE prepped thoroughly, tanned carefully and now you're bronzed to perfection.