verb (used with object), tanned, tan·ning.
verb (used without object), tanned, tan·ning.
adjective, tan·ner, tan·nest.
Origin of tan1
Related formstan·na·ble, adjectiveun·tanned, adjectivewell-tanned, adjective
Definition for tans (2 of 3)
Origin of tan2
Definition for tans (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for tans
Real-life Israelis, with tans and guns, Jewish tanks, Hebrew spoken in the streets.
Their "tans," Reed says, were "melting down their muscles and dripping on the floor."
Sarah Palin tans, and she effectively coined the phrase Real America.
"I'd like one made in that manner from different shades that harmonize, browns and tans, for instance," said Mary.
Yellows, buffs, and tans are made much brighter by having a cupful of strong, strained coffee put in the rinsing water.The Kitchen Encyclopedia|Anonymous
The spasmodic feet were shod in Oxford tans of an ultra-fashionable cut.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
The sun had tanned the grass green as it tans children brown at the seashore.Daddy Takes Us to the Garden|Howard R. Garis
Her face was a true oval, and her complexion of that kind which tans readily but does not freckle.The Keepers of the King's Peace|Edgar Wallace