verb (used with object), tanned, tan·ning.
verb (used without object), tanned, tan·ning.
adjective, tan·ner, tan·nest.
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OTHER WORDS FROM tantan·na·ble, adjectiveun·tanned, adjectivewell-tanned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for tan
Otis says he was wearing a tan jacket similar to one described by witnesses.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Little ricochets of dust kicked into the face of a tall man in a tan shalwar kameez and prayer cap.
Judging by the pictures of President Truong Tan Sang and Obama, Vietnam is showing some affection back.
During the season, he regularly takes a dugout seat where he can work on his tan.
The philosopher once complained about young men whose desire for learning resembled their desire for a sun tan.The Ivy League Provides the Best Trade Schools Around|Nick Romeo|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She wore soiled Burberry, high-legged tan boots, and a peaked cap of distinctly military appearance.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The corporal, rather chalky-looking under his tan, stepped forward and laid a hand on MacRae's shoulder.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Woollen rags are mixed with cotton which has no manurial value, and the skin refuse from tan-works contains much lime.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
I recognized the reddish tan that comes from facing a hot wind on the top of a moving boxcar.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
He was as well groomed as usual, but he was unmistakably pale beneath his new coat of tan.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton