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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tan /ˈtæn/
 鞣制革,黃褐色,馬戲團(a.)黃褐色的,鞣皮的(vi.)晒黑,制革(vt.)鞣,把…晒黑

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tan n.  See Picul.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tan, n.
 1. The bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and broken by a mill, for tanning hides; -- so called both before and after it has been used. Called also tan bark.
 2. A yellowish-brown color, like that of tan.
 3. A brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan.
 Tan bed Hort., a bed made of tan; a bark bed.
 Tan pickle, the liquor used in tanning leather.
 Tan spud, a spud used in stripping bark for tan from trees.
 Tan stove. See Bark stove, under Bark.
 Tan vat, a vat in which hides are steeped in liquor with tan.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tan, a. Of the color of tan; yellowish-brown.
 Black and tan. See under Black, a.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tanned p. pr. & vb. n. Tanning.]
 1. To convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by the usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some other bark, whereby it is impregnated with tannin, or tannic acid (which exists in several species of bark), and is thus rendered firm, durable, and in some degree impervious to water.
 Note:The essential result in tanning is due to the fact that the tannins form, with gelatins and albuminoids, a series of insoluble compounds which constitute leather. Similar results may be produced by the use of other reagents in place of tannin, as alum, and some acids or chlorides, which are employed in certain processes of tanning.
 2. To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin.
 3. To thrash or beat; to flog; to switch; as, to tan a disobedient child's hide. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tan v. i. To get or become tanned.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tan
      adj : of a light yellowish-brown color
      n 1: a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays
           of the sun [syn: suntan, sunburn, burn]
      2: a light brown [syn: topaz]
      3: ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled
         triangle [syn: tangent]
      v 1: treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them
           into leather
      2: get a tan, from wind or sun [syn: bronze]
      [also: tanning, tanned, tannest, tanner]