Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “tan”

tan

verb [T] (CHANGE INTO LEATHER)   /tæn/ (-nn-)
to change an animal skin into leather by wetting it with special chemicals
(Definition of tan verb (CHANGE INTO LEATHER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of tan

Definitions of “tan” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scramble

to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More