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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tan, suntan, sunburn, burn(noun)

    a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

  2. tan, topaz(noun)

    a light brown the color of topaz

  3. tangent, tan(adj)

    ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle

  4. tan(verb)

    of a light yellowish-brown color

  5. tan(verb)

    treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

  6. tan, bronze(verb)

    get a tan, from wind or sun


  1. Tan(ProperNoun)

    An English surname derived from the transliteration of various Asian surnames, particularly originating from China and Vietnam.

  2. Origin: tannen, from late tannian 'to tan a hide', from tanner, from tan. See above.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tan(noun)

    see Picul

  2. Tan(noun)

    the bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and broken by a mill, for tanning hides; -- so called both before and after it has been used. Called also tan bark

  3. Tan(noun)

    a yellowish-brown color, like that of tan

  4. Tan(noun)

    a brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan

  5. Tan(adj)

    of the color of tan; yellowish-brown

  6. Tan(noun)

    to convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some other bark, whereby it is impregnated with tannin, or tannic acid (which exists in several species of bark), and is thus rendered firm, durable, and in some degree impervious to water

  7. Tan(noun)

    to make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin

  8. Tan(verb)

    to get or become tanned


  1. Tan

    Tan is a pale tone of brown. The name is derived from tannum used in the tanning of leather. The first recorded use of tan as a color name in English was in the year 1590. Colors which are similar or may be considered synonymous to tan include: tawny, tenné, and fulvous.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. TAN

    [Usenet, particularly rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan] Abbrev. of ‘tangent’, as in “off on a tangent”, and synonym for OT. A number of hacker-humor synonyms are used for TAN in some newsgroups. Instances such as BEIGE, OFF-WHITE, BROWNISH-GRAY, and LIGHT BROWN have been observed. It is generally understood on newsgroups with this convention that any color descriptor is a TAN synonym if (a) used as the first word(s) of the topic of a Usenet post, (b) written in ALL CAPS, and (c) followed immediately by a colon. Usage: “OFF-WHITE: 2000 Presidential candidates” on an SF newsgroup.

Editors Contribution

  1. tan

    Of the skin to change to a shade of brown after being in the sun for a period of time.

    They loved the tan they got on holiday after being in the sun.

Anagrams for tan »

  1. ANT, Ant, an't, ant, NAT, Nat, Nat., nat, NTA

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pablo Neruda:

    Es tan corto el amor, y tan largo el olvido.

  2. Unknown:

    Mahatma Gandi was what wives wish their husbands were: thin, tan and moral.

  3. Pablo Neruda:

    Es tan corto el amor, y tan largo el olvido.
    (Love is so short, and forgetting is so long.)

  4. Tim Assiter:

    We now raise pink pumpkins, blue pumpkins, green pumpkins, leathery-tan pumpkins, orange pumpkins, white pumpkins and red pumpkins.

  5. State John Kerry:

    Truong Tan Sang couldn't have been more clear about how important it is( to Vietnam's leaders) to respect the rights of their people.

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Translations for tan

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قَمْحِيُّ اللَّوْن, حِنْطِيّArabic
  • opálení, vydělávat, zhnědnout, vyčinit, vydělat, opálit se, činitCzech
  • brun, solbrændtDanish
  • gerben, braun, Sonnenbräune, walken, sonnengebräunt, loh, hellbraun, lohfarben, BräuneGerman
  • μαυρίζωGreek
  • brunigiEsperanto
  • tostado, curtir, broncearse, bronceado, bronceSpanish
  • دباغی, برنزه, خرمائی روشن, قهوهای مایل به زردPersian
  • parkita, parkki, kellanruskea, ruskettunut, ruskettua, rusketusFinnish
  • bronzé, tanner, hâlé, bronzage, bronzerFrench
  • cser, lebarnulás, lebarnulHungarian
  • արեւայրուք, թանArmenian
  • kremIndonesian
  • tanagar, tano, bronzizar, bruneskarIdo
  • abbronzatura, abbronzarsi, corteccia, conciareItalian
  • שיזוףHebrew
  • 日に焼けるJapanese
  • 탄, 그을다, 갈색, 타다Korean
  • tanLatin
  • gierwenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • įdegti, gelsvai rudaLithuanian
  • leerlooien, gebruinde kleur, gebruinde, gebruind, looien, bruinenDutch
  • brune, soleNorwegian
  • opaleniznaPolish
  • bronzeado, pardo, bronzear, curtirPortuguese
  • cafeniu, tăbăci, bronza, bronzare, bronz, bronzat, argăsiRomanian
  • загорелый, загар, тан, загорать, загоретьRussian
  • putSerbo-Croatian
  • solbränna, sola, solbränd, garvaSwedish
  • taba rengi, yanmak, bronzlaşmak, bronzTurkish
  • смага, тан, загарUkrainian
  • 黄褐色Chinese

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