tanner

1
[ tan-er ]
/ ˈtæn ər /

noun

a person whose occupation it is to tan hides.

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Origin of tanner

1
before 1000; Middle English, Old English tannere. See tan1, -er1

Definition for tanner (2 of 5)

tanner2
[ tan-er ]
/ ˈtæn ər /

adjective

comparative of tan1.

Definition for tanner (3 of 5)

tanner3
[ tan-er ]
/ ˈtæn ər /

noun

British Slang. a sixpenny piece.

Origin of tanner

3
First recorded in 1805–15; origin uncertain

Definition for tanner (4 of 5)

Tanner
[ tan-er ]
/ ˈtæn ər /

noun

Henry Os·sa·wa [os-uh-wuh] /ˈɒs ə wə/,1859–1937, U.S. painter, in France after 1891.

Definition for tanner (5 of 5)

Origin of tan

1
before 1000; 1920–25 for def 2; Middle English tannen to make hide into leather, late Old English *tannian (in past participle getanned; cf. tanner1) < Medieval Latin tannāre, derivative of tannum oak bark, tanbark < Germanic; compare Old High German tanna oak, fir, akin to Dutch den fir

OTHER WORDS FROM tan

tan·na·ble, adjectiveun·tanned, adjectivewell-tanned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tanner (1 of 4)

tanner1
/ (ˈtænə) /

noun

a person who tans skins and hides

British Dictionary definitions for tanner (2 of 4)

tanner2
/ (ˈtænə) /

noun

British (formerly) an informal word for sixpence

Word Origin for tanner

C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for tanner (3 of 4)

tan1
/ (tæn) /

noun

verb tans, tanning or tanned

adjective tanner or tannest

of the colour tantan gloves
used in or relating to tanning

Derived forms of tan

tannable, adjectivetannish, adjective

Word Origin for tan

Old English tannian (unattested as infinitive, attested as getanned, past participle), from Medieval Latin tannāre, from tannum tanbark, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Irish tana thin

British Dictionary definitions for tanner (4 of 4)

tan2
/ (tæn) /

abbreviation for

tangent (sense 2)
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Scientific definitions for tanner

tan

Abbreviation of tangent
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