verb (used with object), tanned, tan·ning.
verb (used without object), tanned, tan·ning.
adjective, tan·ner, tan·nest.
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Idioms for tan
Origin of tan1
OTHER WORDS FROM tantan·na·ble, adjectiveun·tanned, adjectivewell-tanned, adjective
Words nearby tan
Example sentences from the Web for tanned
You go for your gold-digger lessons, then you go get waxed and tanned.
The men are smoking cigars, the women are tanned and bedecked.Beirut Letter: In Lebanon, Fighting ISIS With Culture and Satire|Kim Ghattas|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tanned from his new life in the Dominican Republic, he explained how the various court proceedings had “ruined his life.”
Cooled and dried, the wound scarred smooth as tanned leather.
As she spoke about the hunger strike, her tanned, pretty face drew tight.
Surely not more than twenty years of age, of medium height, a peach complexion, tanned a little but fair to look at.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Sheridan's tanned face flushed deeply, and a great light leaped up in his eyes, as he received the magnificent salute.The Tree of Appomattox|Joseph A. Altsheler
Like all other kinds of skins they are not tanned, but curried.The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
The skins are tanned by soaking the green hides in running water for one to four hours.Touring Afoot|Claude Powell Fordyce
They are then soaked back and tanned out in stronger liquors (11-20), which takes up to one week.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett