Definitions for tantæn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to convert (a hide) into leather, esp. by steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark.
to brown by exposure to ultraviolet rays, as of the sun.
to thrash; spank.
(v.i.)to become tanned.
(n.)a brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun or open air.
yellowish brown; light brown.
Ref: tanbark .
(adj.)yellowish brown; light brown.
used in or relating to tanning.
Idioms for tan:
tan someone's hide,to beat someone soundly.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of tan:
bef. 1000; ME tannen, late OE *tannian (in ptp. getanned) < ML tannāre, der. of tannum oak bark, tanbark
Ref: tangent (def. 2). 5 2
Origin of tan:
Amy,born 1952, U.S. novelist.
tan, suntan, sunburn, burn(noun)
a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
a light brown the color of topaz
ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
of a light yellowish-brown color
treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
get a tan, from wind or sun
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
brown skin from the sun
a girl with a tan
a light brown color
(of a person or their skin) to become darker in the sun
Do you tan easily?
light brown in color
a tan leather bag
An English surname derived from the transliteration of various Asian surnames, particularly originating from China and Vietnam.
Origin: tannen, from late tannian 'to tan a hide', from tanner, from tan. See above.
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
a yellowish-brown color, like that of tan
a brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan
of the color of tan; yellowish-brown
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
to make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin
to get or become tanned
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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.
Translations for tan
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make an animal's skin into leather (by treating it with certain substances).
- curtirPortuguese (BR)
- دباغی کردنFarsi
- לְעַבֵּד עוֹרHebrew
- त्वचा पर भूरापन आना धूप के कारणHindi
- štaviti, strojitiCroatian
- rauginti (odą)Lithuanian
- miecēt (ādu)Latvian
- a tăbăciRomanian
- trieslovať, vyrábaťSlovak
- 鞣皮Chinese (Trad.)
- دباغت ديناUrdu
- thuộc (da)Vietnamese
- 鞣革Chinese (Simp.)
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