Tans

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/tænz/

From the verb tan: (⇒ conjugate)
tans is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v 3rd person singular

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Tans /tænz/ pl n
  1. the TansIrish informal
    short for the Black and Tans
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tan1 /tæn/USA pronunciation   v.,  tanned, tan•ning, n., adj.,  tan•ner, tan•nest. 
v. 
  1. Clothing[+ object] to change (the skin of an animal) into leather, esp. by soaking in a special bath.
  2. Physiologyto (cause to) become brown by exposure to ultraviolet rays, as of the sun: [+ object]The sun had tanned his skin.[no object]Her skin had tanned to a golden brown.
  3. Informal Terms[+ object] to spank.

n. 
  1. Physiology a brown color appearing on the skin after exposure to the sun:[countable]on the beach getting a tan.
  2. [uncountable] yellowish brown;
    light brown.

adj. 
  1. yellowish brown;
    light brown.
  2. Clothingused in or relating to tanning.
Idioms
  1. Idioms, Informal Termstan someone's hide, to beat someone soundly.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tan1  (tan),USA pronunciation v.,  tanned, tan•ning, n., adj.,  tan•ner, tan•nest. 
v.t. 
  1. Clothingto convert (a hide) into leather, esp. by soaking or steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark or synthetically.
  2. to make brown by exposure to ultraviolet rays, as of the sun.
  3. Informal Termsto thrash;
    spank.

v.i. 
  1. to become tanned.
  2. tan someone's hide, [Informal.]to beat someone soundly:She threatened to tan our hides if she found us on her property again.

n. 
  1. the brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun or open air.
  2. yellowish brown;
    light brown.
  3. tanbark.

adj. 
  1. of the color of tan;
    yellowish-brown.
  2. Clothingused in or relating to tanning processes, materials, etc.
tanna•ble, adj. 
  • Gmc; compare Old High German tanna oak, fir, akin to Dutch den fir
  • Medieval Latin tannāre, derivative of tannum oak bark, tanbark
  • bef. 1000; 1920–25 for def. 2; Middle English tannen to make hide into leather, late Old English *tannian (in past participle getanned; compare tanner1)

tan2  (tan),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mathematicstangent (def. 5b).
  • by shortening

Tan  (tan),USA pronunciation n. 
  • BiographicalAmy, born 1952, U.S. novelist.

  • TAN  (tan),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. Businesstax-anticipation note.

    tan-1,  Symbol, Trig.
    1. arc tangent.

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    tan /tæn/ n
    1. the brown colour produced by the skin after intensive exposure to ultraviolet rays, esp those of the sun
    2. a light or moderate yellowish-brown colour
    3. short for tanbark
    vb (tans, tanning, tanned)
    1. to go brown or cause to go brown after exposure to ultraviolet rays
    2. to convert (a skin or hide) into leather by treating it with a tanning agent, such as vegetable tannins, chromium salts, fish oils, or formaldehyde
    3. (transitive) slang to beat or flog
    adj (tanner, tannest)
    1. of the colour tan
    Etymology: Old English tannian (unattested as infinitive, attested as getanned, past participle), from Medieval Latin tannāre, from tannum tanbark, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Irish tana thin

    ˈtannable adj ˈtannish adj
    tan /tæn/ abbreviation for
    1. tangent (sense 2)
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