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1 tan /ˈtæn/ noun
plural tans
1 tan
/ˈtæn/
noun
plural tans
Learner's definition of TAN
[count] : a browning of the skin that is caused by the sun's rays
[count, noncount] : a light brown color see color picture on this page
2 tan /ˈtæn/ verb
tans; tanned; tanning
2 tan
/ˈtæn/
verb
tans; tanned; tanning
Learner's definition of TAN
[+ object] : to cause (skin) to become darker especially from being exposed to the sun's rays
[no object] : to become darker especially from being exposed to the sun's rays see also tanned, tanning
[+ object] : to change (the skin of an animal) into leather by a chemical process
[+ object] informal + old-fashioned : to beat or whip (someone) very badly
3 tan /ˈtæn/ adjective
3 tan
/ˈtæn/
adjective
Learner's definition of TAN
[more tan; most tan]
: having skin that has been made darker by being exposed to the sun's rays
: having a light brown color
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