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Adjective: tan (tanner,tannest)  tan
  1. Of a light yellowish-brown colour
Noun: tan  tan
  1. A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    - suntan
  2. A light brown the colour of topaz
    - topaz
  3. Ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
    - tangent
Verb: tan (tanned,tanning)  tan
  1. Treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
  2. Get a tan, from wind or sun
    - bronze

Derived forms: tanned, tans, tanner, tanning, tannest

See also: chromatic

Type of: circular function, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], convert, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], hyperpigmentation, light brown, trigonometric function

Encyclopedia: Tan, Paul