noun Date: 15th century 1. the art or process by which a skin is tanned 2. a browning of the skin especially by exposure to sun 3. a sound spanking 4. a natural darkening and hardening of the cuticle of an insect immediately after molting

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  • Tanning — Tan ning, n. The art or process of converting skins into leather. See {Tan}, v. t., 1. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tanning — Tanning, Dorothea …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Tanning —   [ tænɪȖ], Dorothea, amerikanische Malerin, * Galesburg (Illinois) 25. 8. 1910; Autodidaktin, ab 1946 Ȋ mit M. Ernst. Ihre Werke (Gemälde und Objekte) sind vom Surrealismus geprägt …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tanning — [tan′iŋ] n. 1. the art or process of making leather from hides 2. the act of making fair skin brown, as by exposure to the sun 3. Informal a severe whipping; flogging …   English World dictionary

  • Tanning — For other uses, see Tanning (disambiguation). For human tanning, see Sun tanning. Tannery redirects here. For other uses, see Tannery (disambiguation). Tanned leather in Marrakech …   Wikipedia

  • tanning — /tan ing/, n. 1. the process or art of converting hides or skins into leather. 2. a browning or darkening of the skin, as by exposure to the sun. 3. Informal. a thrashing; whipping. [1475 85; TAN1, + ING1] * * * Chemical treatment of raw animal… …   Universalium

  • Tanning — Dorothea Tanning (* 25. August 1912 in Galesburg, Illinois, USA) ist eine US amerikanische Künstlerin und lebt in New York. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Weblinks 3 Werke 4 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tanning — Tan Tan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tanned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tanning}.] [F. tanner, LL. tannare. See {Tan}, n.] 1. To convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some other bark, whereby it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tanning — UK [ˈtænɪŋ] / US noun Word forms tanning : singular tanning plural tannings 1) [uncountable] making animal skins into leather 2) [uncountable] the act of turning skin darker using light a tanning salon 3) [countable] an act of hitting someone… …   English dictionary

  • tanning — noun Tanning is used before these nouns: ↑bed, ↑booth, ↑lotion, ↑salon …   Collocations dictionary

  • tanning — tan|ning [ tænıŋ ] noun 1. ) uncount making animal skins into leather 2. ) uncount the act of turning skin darker using light: a tanning salon 3. ) count an act of hitting someone many times, especially with a stick …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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