(noun, adjective, verb, numeral)


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. (dialect, rare) The second cardinal number two, formerly used in Celtic areas, especially Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire, for counting sheep, and stitches in knitting.


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.