tan
I. verb (tanned; tanning) Etymology: Middle English tannen, from Anglo-French tanner, from Medieval Latin tannare, from tanum, tannum tanbark Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to convert (hide) into leather by treatment with an infusion of tannin-rich bark or other agent of similar effect b. to convert (protein) to leather or a similar substance 2. to make (skin) tan especially by exposure to the sun 3. thrash, whip intransitive verb to get or become tanned II. adjective (tanner; tannest) Date: 1586 1. of, relating to, or used for tan or tanning 2. of the color tan III. noun Etymology: French, tanbark, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tanum Date: 1674 1. a tanning material or its active agent (as tannin) 2. a brown color imparted to the skin especially by exposure to the sun 3. a light yellowish brown 4. plural tan-colored articles of clothing IV. abbreviation tangent

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