Word TAN
Character 3
Hyphenation tan
Pronunciations /tæn/

Definitions and meanings of "Tan"

What do we mean by tan?

To convert (an animal hide) into leather by subjecting it to a chemical process that stabilizes the proteins, making it less susceptible to decay. intransitive verb

To make (a person or a person's skin) darker by exposure to the sun. intransitive verb

To thrash; beat. intransitive verb

To become darker from exposure to the sun. intransitive verb

A light or moderate yellowish brown to brownish orange. noun

A suntan. noun

Tanbark. noun

Tannin. noun

A solution derived from tannin. noun

Light or moderate yellowish-brown to brownish-orange. adjective

Having a suntan. adjective

Used in or relating to tanning. adjective

Tangent abbreviation

The term is often used to mean spent bark which has served for the manufacture of leather and is spread over streets to deaden the sound of vehicles, or over the floor of a riding-school or circus to diminish the danger of falls, or applied to clay land as a loosening material. It is also commonly used as fuel in tanneries. noun

A Chinese unit of weight, a picul, equal to 133⅛ pounds avoirdupois. noun

A Japanese measure of surface, equal to .245 of an acre. noun

To prepare, as skins of animals, by soaking in some liquid containing tannic acid, which is generally obtained from the bark of some tree, oak-bark being commonly thought to be the best.

By extension, to convert into leather by other means, as by the use of mineral salts (as those of iron and chromium), and even of oil or fat, as in the case of buckskin, chamois, and the like. See leather, taw, 2.

To make brown; embrown by exposure to the rays of the sun.

A yellowish-brown colour.

A darkening of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or similar light sources.

The bark of an oak or other tree from which tannic acid is obtained.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Tan

The word "tan" in example sentences

NOTE: = theta,,,,,,, if tan = -5/12 is not the in th 2nd quadrant then show that [sin (360 -) +tan (90+ ❋ Unknown (2010)

The term tan points shall include tan or red spots over each eye, inside the ears, on both cheeks, and at the anal vent area if displaying any black.

Yeah, because getting a tan is the same thing as an ethnic background. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Two of us were in charge of one 10-meter square, which we called tan fang. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The colors in it are black, brown and a yellow ban-tan (not sure what a ban-tan is but I call it just 'tan'). ❋ Unknown (2009)

All family members have a dark complexion or maybe a tan from the beach or maybe they are third generation Cubans all born in the good ole USA. ❋ Unknown (2010)

If Obama wears green pajamas, Conservatives say that tan is the better color. ❋ Unknown (2009)

And while tan is not what you were going for, he did do well with the skin tones. ❋ Unknown (2009)

To me he just looks really tan from the waist up, but a normal white guy from the waist down. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Having to pay a few extra dollars for a fake tan is equal to a lynching if you ask me. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Cliff Wehrman has a new Dodge pickup and the remnants of a tan from a Mexican beach vacation. ❋ Douglas Belkin (2010)

THE LOWDOWN Chosen by special military teams worldwide, the Pelican 1750 is now available in tan, a color that minimizes heat buildup. ❋ Unknown (2008)

His eyes were the color of kelp, his skin tan and toughened by the sun. ❋ Unknown (2007)

The meter werks bedderer in Finnish tan in Ingerlish. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The whole band was dressed in tan suits with white shirts and ties. ❋ Johnny_mango (2005)

Man­hat­tan is loud and dirty, and the sub­way is depress­ing, and the fumes from the cars and cabs and buses can make peo­ple sick. ❋ Unknown (2005)

For example, tan4 refers to the fourth sound of the word tan in hanyu pinyin. ❋ Jaimewolf (2004)

Before him, stretched as far as the limitations permitted, were two long and well-breeched legs, ending in tan shoes listed by the supply sergeant as "Shoes, field, pair, size 11 EE." ❋ Unknown (1918)

A young lady and gentleman were posing for a photo, the young lady all gone to blushes and the young man very gorgeous in tan boots and a red tie. ❋ Unknown (1910)

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