Tan Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Tan? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Example sentences, Derivations, Synonyms, Related sentences, Words starting with Tan, How to pronounce? Antonyms, Words ending with Tan and more...

Tan meaning

Word: Tan

How to pronounce: tæn

Noun

Definitions:

1. A yellowish-brown color.

Example sentences: "The overall color scheme of tan and cream"

2. A brown or darkened shade of skin developed after exposure to the sun.

Example sentences: "Jenna managed to get an even golden tan"

3. Bark of oak or other trees, bruised and used as a source of tannin for converting hides into leather.Bark from which the tannin has been extracted, used for covering the ground for walking, riding, playgrounds, etc., and in gardening.

Example sentences: "Back in America, Quercus prinus was better known as mountain or rock oak, after its preferred habitat; tanbark oak after its preferred use; and nowadays, chestnut oak after the shape of its leaves."

Verb

Definitions:

1. (of a person or their skin) become brown or darkened after exposure to the sun.

Example sentences: "You'll tan very quickly in the pure air"

2. Convert (animal skin) into leather by soaking in a liquid containing tannic acid, or by the use of other chemicals.

Example sentences: "They also came from the odiferous chemicals used to tan animal hides into leather."

3. Beat (someone) repeatedly as a punishment.

Adjective

Definitions:

1. Of a yellowish-brown color.

Example sentences: "A tan baseball cap with orange piping"

2. (of a person) having brown or darkened skin after exposure to the sun.

Example sentences: "She looks tall, tan, and healthy"

Abbreviation

Definitions:

1. Tangent.


Synonyms:

sunburn

suntan

suntanned

sunburnt

sunburned

brown

bronze

tangent

tanning agent

pummel

bludgeon

hammer

batter

burn


Derivations:

tanned

tanning


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Tan in Other Languages...

Spanish: Bronceado

German: Tan

French: Tan

Italian: Tan

Turkish: Bronzluk


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