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“… be pale uh not nearly as tan as me so …”

meanings of tan


  1. The bark of an oak or other tree from which tannic acid is obtained.
  2. A twig or small switch.
  3. Initialism of total acid number, the measure of a lubricant's or crude oil's acidity.
  4. Synonym of picul, particularly in Cantonese contexts.
  5. A yellowish-brown colour.
  6. An Armenian drink made of yoghurt and water similar to airan and doogh.
  7. A darkening of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or similar light sources.
  8. Initialism of transaction authentication number, in electronic banking.


  1. To change to a tan colour due to exposure to the sun.
  2. To spank or beat.
  3. To change an animal hide into leather by soaking it in tannic acid. To work as a tanner.


  1. A Vietnamese surname​.
  2. A Chinese surname​.
  3. Alternative form of Dan.


  1. Of a yellowish-brown.
  2. Having dark skin as a result of exposure to the sun.


  1. 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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