Definition of Tanner

1. Noun. A small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970.

Exact synonyms: Sixpence
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Generic synonyms: Coin



2. Noun. A craftsman who tans skins and hides.
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Artisan, Craftsman, Journeyman
Derivative terms: Tan

Definition of Tanner

1. n. One whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan.

2. n. A sixpence.

Definition of Tanner

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An occupational from=Middle English dot=) for a tanner. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), modern transferred use of the surname. ¹

3. Etymology. (suffix tan er) ¹

4. Etymology. (coin) probably from the name of the coin designer, John Sigismund Tanner (died 1775) ¹

5. Noun. A person whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan. ¹

6. Noun. (British colloquial) A coin, the sixpenny bit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tanner

1. one that tans [n -S] - See also: tans

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tanner

tanling
tanlings
tanna
tannable
tannage
tannages
tannah
tannahs
tannal
tannas
tannase
tannate
tannates
tanned
tanned red cells
tanner
tanner's ulcer
tanneries
tanners
tannery
tannest
tannia
tannic
tannic acid
tannicities
tannicity
tannier
tannigen
tannin

Literary usage of Tanner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1898)
"WW Tanner, THOMAS (1630-1082), historian, son of a London citizen, was born in tin; parish of St. Matthew in 1030. He was educated at St. Paul's school, ..."

2. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy (1840)
"AND THE Tanner OF TAMWORTH. Was a story of great fame among our ancestors. The author of the " Art of English Poesie," 1589, 4to. seems to speak of it as a ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer (1828)
"61in« in, ii • .1 ic ^1 satisfactorily ac- Pending the correspondence between the plaintiff and the defendant Tanner, the assignees under the commission ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Other pamphlets were issued by him to clear his order from Tanner the false ... Fleeing from the Swedes, Tanner died at Unken, an insignificant village near ..."

5. Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical by John Nichols, Samuel Bentley (1814)
"John Tanner, third son of Thomas Tanner, of Market Lavington, Wilts, and younger brother of Bishop Tanner, was born in 1684, and educated at Queen's College ..."

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