2a : to convert (hide) into leather by treatment with an infusion of tannin-rich bark or other agent of similar effect

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Adjective I can"t believe how tan she is! a horse with tan markings Noun I got a tan on my vacation.

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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In baseball, however, teams may tan to get a higher percentage cốt truyện of league revenue at the kết thúc of the season. — Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 1 Mar. 2022 They tan, parade & snuggle in their bikinis, trunks & whatnot. — Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2021 và there"s different instances of the normal story of the different hair and going swimming, that đen people don"t tan; that"s huge in Florida. — Dawn Ennis, Forbes, 19 June 2021 Two or three yolks (no egg whites included) are enough lớn tan something small like a rabbit pelt. — Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 24 Dec. 2020 The brain of every game animal contains the perfect volume và balance of conditioning oils khổng lồ tan its own hide. — Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 24 Dec. 2020 The materials that go into this bag are Leather Working Group Gold-certified, meaning the leather is tanned in the highest level of compliance with sustainable measures, such as energy và water consumption, waste management, và effluent treatment. — Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2020 Sicilian blood works like the sun, tanning the flesh from the inside out. — Lisa Taddeo, Harper"s Magazine, 30 Mar. 2020 Perma-tanned and with long, floppy hair, Waugh developed a reputation among some Deutsche ngân hàng colleagues for being a bit of a lightweight. — New York Times, 4 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective These preparations blanch the normally deep burgundy tissue lớn pale fleshy màu sắc that’s not quite tan and not quite pink. — Brenda Goodman, CNN, 13 May 2022 Unlike other self-tan products, these face drops also happen khổng lồ smell amazing, lượt thích an island getaway. — Rana Good, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Bolduc estimated the mission cost the state approximately $500,000 for trooper salaries, travel expenses và items such as greenish-tan uniforms that are standard in Texas. — Grant Schulte, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 Outside the cage, Marlee Breese, dressed in a tan Hawaiian shirt with pink và yellow flowers, takes a small vitamin và stuffs it down the throat of a thawing five-centimeter-long fish called a lake smelt. — Melody Bentz, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 July 2021 The chicken should be falling off the bone and become quite tan as well. — Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 There"s a tan-colored fence surrounding the vast, mostly empty, cemetery. — AZCentral.com, 17 Dec. 2020 Three men wearing only tan-colored briefs kneel on the stage. — Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, 12 Nov. 2020 Trademark farmer tans và sock line tan lines – big time! — Susan Glaser, cleveland, 3 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This trio has all the tools needed to achieve a seamless neck-to-toe tan. — Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 13 June 2022 Express tanning formulas deliver a superior tan in minimal time. — Cristina Montemayor, SELF, 27 May 2022 Relax on a complimentary lounge chair on the lower deck and work on your tan or read a good book. — Alison Stanton, The Arizona Republic, 23 May 2022 lớn prepare, Shayna primed Addison’s skin with products from Lancer Skincare, a skincare line from dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer, và Bondi Sands, a vegan and cruelty-free self tan and body care brand. — Leah Campano, Seventeen, 3 May 2022 For a streak-free tan from the comfort of home, consider this markdown on Tan-Luxe"s beloved và color-free tanning water. — Tiffany Dodson và Halie Lesavage, Harper"s BAZAAR, 11 May 2022 Lastly, always remember khổng lồ moisturize after applying a fresh tan. — ELLE, 22 Apr. 2022 Every look started with Ayanian applying a tan to Fanning"s naturally pale skin. — Lauren Huff, EW.com, 19 Apr. 2022 The deep bronze color gives lighter skin tones the perfect fake-a-tan finish & accentuates the complexion of deeper tones. — ELLE, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tan


13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2a


1586, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1674, in the meaning defined at sense 4

History & Etymology for tan


Middle English tannen, from Anglo-French tanner, from Medieval Latin tannare, from tanum, tannum tanbark