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tan

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[tan], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a yellowish-brown colour
(e.g: the overall colour scheme of tan and cream)

- a brown or darkened shade of skin developed after exposure to the sun
(e.g: Jenna managed to get an even golden tan)

- bark of oak or other trees, bruised and used as a source of tannin for converting hides into leather.


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Origin:
late Old English tannian ‘convert into leather’, probably from medieval Latin tannare, perhaps of Celtic origin; reinforced in Middle English by Old French tanner. Early use of the noun (late Middle English) was in tan (sense 3 of the noun)


[tan], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (of a person or their skin) become brown or darkened after exposure to the sun
(e.g: you'll tan very quickly in the pure air)

- convert (animal skin) into leather by soaking in a liquid containing tannic acid, or by the use of other chemicals.

- beat (someone) repeatedly as a punishment
(e.g: ‘If Mickey touches a fishing net, I'll tan his hide!’)


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[tan], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- of a yellowish-brown colour
(e.g: a tan baseball cap with orange piping)

- (of a person) having brown or darkened skin after exposure to the sun
(e.g: she looks tall, tan, and healthy)


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[tan], (Residual)

Definitions:
- tangent.


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