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Meaning & Definition of Tan in English

English

Tan

/tæn/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • tan
  • ,
  • suntan
  • ,
  • sunburn
  • ,
  • burn

2. A light brown the color of topaz

    synonym:
  • tan
  • ,
  • topaz

3. Ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle

    synonym:
  • tangent
  • ,
  • tan

verb

1. Treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

    synonym:
  • tan

2. Get a tan, from wind or sun

    synonym:
  • tan
  • ,
  • bronze

adjective

1. Of a light yellowish-brown color

    synonym:
  • tan

Examples of using

She has a beautiful tan.
He has a beautiful tan.