Complete Definition of "tan"

see|Appendix:Variations of "tan"

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Translingual

Symbol
tan

  1. mathematics a symbol of the trigonometric function tangent

English

Pronunciation
(US) IPA|/tæn/

Noun
en-noun

  1. colour a yellowish-brown color|colour.

#:<table><tr><td>tan colour: &nbsp;</td><td bgcolor"#C0AC96?" width"80">&nbsp; </td></tr></table>

  1. a darkening of the skin resulting from exposure to the sun.

#:*She still has a tan from her vacation in Mexico.

  1. the bark of an oak or other tree from which tannic acid is obtained.

Derived terms
catch a tan
tan line
Translations
trans-top|colour
Dutch: gebruinde kleur f
trans-mid
Korean: 갈색 (褐色, galsaeg, -k)
Russian: бежевый (цвет) (béževyj tsvet) m
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trans-top|darkening of skin
Finnish: rusketus
French: bronzage m, hâle m (aspirated h)
German: Bräune f, Sonnenbräune f
trans-mid
Japanese: 日に焼ける (ひにやける, hiniyakeru)
Russian: загар (zagár) m
Ukrainian: засмага (zasmága f), смага (smága, smagá) f, загар (zagár) m
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trans-top|bark of tree
Finnish: parkki
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ttbc|Bulgarian: тен (ten) m
<!--*ttbc|German: Bräune f, no one uses Bräunung, and Lohe is an archaic word for "fire" (which may still be used in leather making)-->
ttbc|Romanian: bronz n
ttbc|Spanish: bronceado m

Adjective
tan (compar: tanner, superl: tannest)

  1. (colour) of a yellowish-brown.

#:*Mine is the white car parked next to the tan pickup truck.

  1. having dark skin as a result of exposure to the sun.

#:*You’re looking very tan this week.

Translations
trans-top|colour
trans-mid
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trans-top|dark skin
Dutch: gebruind, gebruinde
Finnish: ruskettunut
German: braun, sonnengebräunt
trans-mid
Korean: 탄 (tan)
Russian: загорелый (zagorélyj) m
Spanish: bronceado (por el sol) m
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ttbc|Bulgarian: жълтокафяв (žâltokafjav) m (1), жълтокафява (žâltokafjava) f (1), жълтокафяво (žâltokafjavo) n (3)

Verb
en-verb|tan|n|ing

  1. intransitive to change to a tan colour due to exposure to the sun.

#:*No matter how long I stay out in the sun, I never tan &mdash; though I do burn.

  1. transitive to change an animal hide into leather by soaking it in tannic acid.

#*see w:Tanning|Wikipedia article on Tanning.

Translations
trans-top|change colour
Dutch: bruinen, zonnebaden
Finnish: ruskettua
French: bronzer
German: bräunen; in der Sonne baden
trans-mid
Korean: 타다 (tada), 그을다 (geueulda)
Russian: загорать (zagorát’) impf., загореть (zagorét’) pf.
Spanish: broncear
Swedish: sola
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trans-top|leather-making
Dutch: looien
Finnish: parkita
French: tanner
trans-mid
German: gerben, walken
Korean: 무두질하다 (mudujil-hada)
Swedish: garva
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ttbc|Bulgarian: загарям (zagarjam) (1), щавя (štavja) (2)
ttbc|Romanian: a se bronza (1)

Derived terms
Black and Tan
tan oak
tan somebody's hide
tanbark
tanner
tannery

Related terms
tannin
tannic acid

See also
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours


Hungarian

Noun
tan

  1. lore

Category:Hungarian nouns


Korean

Adjective
tan (w:Revised Romanization|Revised Romanization of 탄, the attributive form of 타다)

  1. tanned, burned
  2. fused
  3. awarded, paid
  4. ridden, riding
  5. splitting

Category:Romanized Korean adjectives


Mandarin

Pinyin syllable
tan

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, tān, tán, tǎn, or tàn.

Usage notes
English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Category:Mandarin pinyin


Spanish

Etymology
From tanto

Adverb
tan

  1. so, as

#: eres tan rico como te sientas (one is as rich as one feels)


Welsh

Preposition
tan

  1. until
  2. under
  3. while

Usage notes
Triggers the soft mutation on any noun following.

Category:Browns
Category:Colors
Category:Welsh prepositions

de:tan
et:tan
fa:tan
fr:tan
io:tan
it:tan
ku:tan
hu:tan
ja:tan
pl:tan
pt:tan
ru:tan
fi:tan
ta:tan
te:tan
vi:tan
tr:tan
vo:tan
zh:tan

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