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    tan - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tan

    Definition
    (noun) a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    Synonyms : burn , sunburn , suntan
    Definition
    (noun) a light brown the color of topaz
    Synonyms : topaz
    Definition
    (noun) ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
    Synonyms : tangent
    Definition
    (verb) treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather Definition
    (verb) get a tan, from wind or sun
    Synonyms : bronze
    Definition
    (adj) of a light yellowish-brown color
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A Tan is a Sun Burn which you get when you expose yourself to the sun.

tanneries are places where animal skin is changed to leather...as in KANPUR

tanner (tan+er) - a person who tans a skin till the skin becomes jet black/brown ! Generally we see leather of jet black/brown color (in shoes, purse etc.) ... you can get da hint !

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