Definition of TAN

1. Noun. A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun.

Exact synonyms: Burn, Sunburn, Suntan
Generic synonyms: Hyperpigmentation
Derivative terms: Burn, Sunburn, Suntan



2. Verb. Treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather.
Generic synonyms: Convert
Specialized synonyms: Bark
Derivative terms: Tanner, Tannery, Tanning

3. Adjective. Of a light yellowish-brown color.
Similar to: Chromatic

4. Noun. A light brown the color of topaz.
Exact synonyms: Topaz
Generic synonyms: Light Brown

5. Verb. Get a tan, from wind or sun.
Exact synonyms: Bronze
Specialized synonyms: Suntan
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Discolor, Discolour
Derivative terms: Tanning

6. Noun. Ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle.
Exact synonyms: Tangent
Generic synonyms: Circular Function, Trigonometric Function
Derivative terms: Tangential

Definition of TAN

1. n. See Picul.

2. n. 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. a. Of the color of tan; yellowish- brown.

4. v. t. 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.

5. v. i. To get or become tanned.

6. v. t. To thrash or beat; to flog; to switch.

Definition of TAN

1. Initialism. (engineering) '''T'''otal '''A'''cid '''N'''umber, the measure of a lubricant's or crude oil's acidity. ¹

2. Initialism. (banking) '''T'''ransaction '''a'''uthentication '''n'''umber, in electronic banking. ¹

3. Initialism. IATA airport code for Taunton Municipal Airport in Taunton, Massachusetts. ¹

4. Proper noun. An English surname derived from the transliteration of various Asian surnames, particularly originating from China and Vietnam. ¹

5. Noun. A yellowish-brown colour. ¹

6. Noun. A darkening of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or similar light sources. ¹

7. Noun. The bark of an oak or other tree from which tannic acid is obtained. ¹

8. Adjective. Of a yellowish-brown. ¹

9. Adjective. Having dark skin as a result of exposure to the sun. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To change to a tan colour due to exposure to the sun. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To change an animal hide into leather by soaking it in tannic acid.See Wikipedia article on Tanning. To work as a tanner. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive informal) To spank or beat. ¹

13. Cardinal numeral. (dialect rare) The second cardinal number two, formerly used in Celtic areas, especially Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire, for counting sheep, and stitches in knitting.See Wikipedia article on Yan Tan Tethera ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of TAN

1. brown from the sun's rays [adj TANNER, TANNEST] / to convert hide into leather by soaking in chemicals [v TANNED, TANNING, TANS]

Medical Definition of TAN

1. 1. 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. The essential result in tanning is due to the fact that the tannins form, with gelatins and albuminoids, a series of insoluble compounds which constitute leather. Similar results may be produced by the use of other reagents in place of tannin, as alum, and some acids or chlorides, which are employed in certain processes of tanning. 2. To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin. Origin: F. Tanner, LL. Tannare. See Tan. 1. 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. 2. A yellowish-brown colour, like that of tan. 3. A brown colour imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan. Tan bed, a bed made of tan; a bark bed. Tan pickle, the liquor used in tanning leather. Tan spud, a spud used in stripping bark for tan from trees. Tan stove. See Bark stove, under Bark. Tan vat, a vat in which hides are steeped in liquor with tan. Origin: F. Tan, perhaps fr. Armor. Tann an oak, oak bar; or of Teutonic origin; cf. G. Tanne a fir, OHG. Tanna a fir, oak, MHG. Tan a forest. Cf. Tawny. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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