(noun, verb)


1. process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light

Definition categories: process, activity

2. beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

Similar word(s): flagellation, flogging, lashing, whipping

Definition categories: act, beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking

3. making leather from rawhide

Definition categories: act, craft, trade


1. present participle of tan

2. The process of making leather, which does not easily decompose, from the skins of animals, which do.