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Symbol

tan

  1. (mathematics) a symbol of the trigonometric function tangent

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
tan

Plural
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  1. (color) a yellowish-brown colour.
    tan colour:   
  2. a darkening of the skin resulting from exposure to the sun.
    • She still has a tan from her vacation in Mexico.
  3. the bark of an oak or other tree from which tannic acid is obtained.
  4. (rare), (dialectal) The second cardinal number two, formerly used in Celtic areas, especially Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire, for counting sheep, and stitches in knitting.
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Adjective

tan (comparative: tanner, superlative: tannest)

  1. (colour) of a yellowish-brown.
    • Mine is the white car parked next to the tan pickup truck.
  2. having dark skin as a result of exposure to the sun.
    • You’re looking very tan this week.

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Verb

Infinitive
to tan

Third person singular
tan

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to tan (third-person singular simple present tan, present participle n, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (intransitive) to change to a tan colour due to exposure to the sun.
    • No matter how long I stay out in the sun, I never tan — though I do burn.
  2. (transitive) to change an animal hide into leather by soaking it in tannic acid.

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Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtɒn/

Noun

tan (plural tanok)

  1. doctrine
  2. science of, theory, branch of instruction
  3. -logy, -graphy (in compound words)

Declension

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Korean

Adjective

tan (Revised Romanization of , the attributive form of 타다)

  1. tanned, burned
  2. fused
  3. awarded, paid
  4. ridden, riding
  5. splitting

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

tan

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, tān, tán, tǎn, or tàn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Spanish

Etymology

From tanto

Adverb

tan

  1. so, as
    eres tan rico como te sientas (one is as rich as one feels)

Welsh

Preposition

tan

  1. until
  2. under
  3. while

Usage notes

Triggers the soft mutation on any noun following.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tan dan nhan than

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