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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tantæn(v.)tanned, tan•ning

  1. (v.t.)to convert (a hide) into leather, esp. by steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark.

    Category: Clothing

  2. to brown by exposure to ultraviolet rays, as of the sun.

    Category: Physiology

  3. to thrash; spank.

    Category: Informal

  4. (v.i.)to become tanned.

    Category: Physiology

  5. (n.)a brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun or open air.

    Category: Physiology

  6. yellowish brown; light brown.

  7. Ref: tanbark .

  8. (adj.)yellowish brown; light brown.

  9. used in or relating to tanning.

    Category: Clothing

Idioms for tan:

  1. 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



  1. Category: Math

    Ref: tangent (def. 2). 5 2

Origin of tan:

by shortening


  1. Amy,born 1952, U.S. novelist.

    Category: Biography


  1. tannable(Adjective)

    Suitable to be tanned

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tannable(adj)

    that may be tanned


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