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tan, suntan, sunburn, burn (noun)
a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
tan, topaz (noun)
a light brown the color of topaz
tangent, tan (adj)
ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
of a light yellowish-brown color
treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
tan, bronze (verb)
get a tan, from wind or sun
An English surname derived from the transliteration of various Asian surnames, particularly originating from China and Vietnam.
Tan is a pale tone of brown. The name is derived from tannum used in the tanning of leather. The first recorded use of tan as a color name in English was in the year 1590. Colors which are similar or may be considered synonymous to tan include: tawny, tenné, and fulvous.