tan

Primary Meanings of tan

1.
nadjv
a light brown the color of topaz
of a light yellowish-brown color
get a tan, from wind or sun
2.
v
treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
3.
n
ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
Full Definitions of tan
1

n a light brown the color of topaz

Synonyms:
topaz
Type of:
light brown
a brown that is light but unsaturated

n a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

Synonyms:
burn, sunburn, suntan
Type of:
hyperpigmentation
unusual darkening of the skin

adj of a light yellowish-brown color

Synonyms:
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue

v get a tan, from wind or sun

Synonyms:
bronze
Types:
suntan
get a tan from being exposed to the sun
Type of:
color, colour, discolor, discolour
change color, often in an undesired manner
2

v treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

Types:
bark
tan (a skin) with bark tannins
Type of:
convert
change the nature, purpose, or function of something
3

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

Synonyms:
tangent
Type of:
circular function, trigonometric function
function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle

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