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tan, suntan, sunburn, burnnoun

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

tan, topaznoun

a light brown the color of topaz

tangent, tanadjective

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


of a light yellowish-brown color


treat skins và hides with tannic acid so as khổng lồ convert them into leather

tan, bronzeverb

get a tan, from wind or sun

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

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Etymology: tannen, from late tannian "to tan a hide", from tanner, from tan. See above.

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see Picul


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 rã bark


a yellowish-brown color, lượt thích that of tan


a brown màu sắc imparted lớn the skin by exposure lớn the sun; as, hands covered with tan


of the màu sắc 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, & in some degree impervious to water


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


to get or become tanned

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

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(3.50 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:


tan, n. Bark of the oak, &c., bruised & broken for tanning: a yellowish-brown colour.—v.t. Lớn convert skins & hides into leather by steeping in vegetable solutions containing tannin: to make brown or tawny: to take the freshness from: (coll.) to beat.—v.i. Khổng lồ become tanned:—pr.p. Tan′ning; pa.t. Và pa.p. Tanned.— Tan′-balls, the spent bark of the tanner"s yard pressed into lumps, which harden on drying, and serve for fuel.—n. Tan′-bed (hort.), a bark-bed.—adj. Tan′-col′oured, of the colour of tan.—ns. Tan′ling (Shak.), one tanned or scorched by the heat of the sun; Tan′-liq′uor, -ooze, an aqueous extract of tan-bark.—adj. Tan′nable.—ns. Tan′nage, act of tanning: browning from exposure lớn the sun: the act of steeping cast slabs of artificial marble in a solution of potash alum to lớn harden it và make it insoluble; Tan′ner, one who tans; Tan′nery, a place for tanning; Tan′ning, the art of tanning or converting into leather; Tan′-pit, -vat, a vat in which hides are steeped in liquor with tan; Tan′-yard, a yard or enclosure where leather is tanned.

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