tan

Tan is a light brown color you might also call "beige." If you want to brighten up your bedroom, you can paint your boring tan walls with green, yellow, and hot pink stripes.

Some people who spend a lot of time outside in the sun end up with a tan, a darker skin tone than they usually have. The verb tan means to deliberately soak up the sun in the hopes of getting a tan. You can also use tan as a verb to describe the process of making leather from animal skins: "Then I'll tan the deer hide by soaking it in this solution."

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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