Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tan

3 senses of tan

Sense 1
tan, suntan, sunburn, burn -- (a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun)
       => hyperpigmentation -- (unusual darkening of the skin)

Sense 2
tan, topaz -- (a light brown the color of topaz)
       => light brown -- (a brown that is light but unsaturated)

Sense 3
tangent, tan -- (ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle)
       => trigonometric function, circular function -- (function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tan

2 senses of tan

Sense 1
tan -- (treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather)
       => convert -- (change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers")

Sense 2
tan, bronze -- (get a tan, from wind or sun)
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Antonyms of adj tan

1 sense of tan

Sense 1
tan -- (of a light yellowish-brown color)

INDIRECT (VIA chromatic) -> achromatic, neutral -- (having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white")

Similarity of adj tan

1 sense of tan

Sense 1
tan -- (of a light yellowish-brown color)
       => chromatic (vs. achromatic) -- (being or having or characterized by hue)

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