(noun, adjective, verb)


1. of a light yellowish-brown color

Similar word(s): chromatic

Sentences with tan as an adjective:

- Mine is the white car parked next to the tan pickup truck.

- You’re looking very tan this week.


1. a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

Similar word(s): burn, sunburn, suntan

Definition categories: state, hyperpigmentation

2. a light brown the color of topaz

Similar word(s): topaz

Definition categories: attribute

3. ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle

Similar word(s): tangent

Definition categories: link

Sentences with tan as a noun:

- tan colour:

- She still has a tan from her vacation in Mexico.


1. treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather

Definition categories: change, convert

2. get a tan, from wind or sun

Similar word(s): bronze

Definition categories: body, color, colour, discolor, discolour

Sentences with tan as a verb:

- No matter how long I stay out in the sun, I never tan. though I do burn.